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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Inspirational Genealogy Quote of the Week: Kim Weitkamp

"Leave them a fullness of stories with great intention." Kim Weitkamp,

There is no shortage of amazing genealogy quotes being thrown around this week at #RootsTech2013. Kim's quote is one of my favorites. It came to me via a professional genealogist, +Stephanie Pitcher Fishman  @CornAndCotton, whom I follow on twitter. She tweeted a great quote from +Kim Weitkamp's talk on Thursday.

Much of the conference has been stressing the importance of preserving stories as part of the family tree. I've been a big proponent of bringing the tree to life via stories and photographs. +Kim Weitkamp from the story@home project is an amazing storyteller. In her talk, she gave tips about how to tell an everyday life story in an exciting way. In this quote she was referring to the last and most important step of storytelling, telling a story with intention. Every story has meaning, a moral and a message which reaches beyond the story. We as family historians are collecting many such stories about our ancestors. The challenge is to leave them for our descendants in a meaningful way. Kim's advice: "Leave them a fullness of stories with great intention!"


  1. Yes. Great intention = great meaning. Totally agree. Thanks!

    1. I hope you caught the talk on RootsTech Mariann. If not, it's available on the website! Highly recommended!

  2. Smadar,

    I want to let you know that this post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thanks so much Jana! Glad you like the post! It certainly makes my weekend when you choose to highlight my blog!


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