When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Monday, July 16, 2018

And the Winner is.........



Last week I told you about the fabulous storytelling products from Evalogue.Life and the contest to win a free gift package.

From the many entries, a winner was selected by random drawing and it is...

Lacey Frazier!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to read the post and enter the contest.



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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Evalogue.Life Product Review and Give Away!




Telling the stories of our ancestors and of our lives and family is one of the reasons we spend so many hours doing family history research and recording the events of our families.
We all are looking for ways to help us write the stories. For many actually beginning the process of writing and putting our families stories into a form, we can share them with others.

Evalogue.Life is a company that believes in helping you do that. They offer a free storyboard template on their website as well as other products to get you writing.
Rhonda Lauritzen from Evalogue,Life sent me a free package of goodies to review and has offered to send a free package to one of my readers!



What is in the package?
How to Storyboard Combo Pack ($10)

The book explains from beginning to end how to use a storyboard to get your stories written. It's not just for family history. Any type of writing, such as fiction or even memories can benefit from the use of storyboarding. You may have heard of using this tool to help you write, but have not fully understood how. This booklet takes you to step by step through the process. Also included are structural reminders and writing tips. This is a great resource for anyone wanting to take their family history or any other type of writing to the next level!



Two poster-sized Storyboards are included with the book. Sticky notes can be placed in the squares as you write the prompts printed on the board. The board takes you through the setup, the action, and the resolution. Squares in each step help prompt ideas such as "set the scene in mood, space and time", and " then the plan goes awry".

My Life Story-Thoughtful Questions to Tell Your Story of Interview Someone You Love
family gathering pack of 5 booklets ($6)

These booklets contain questions from 7 different topics to help you interview your family members or to pass out and ask them to answer. The topics consist of childhood and hometown memories of military and volunteer service. Working through all 7 with a loved one will trigger memories that will be cherished for generations.

Clipboard ($6), Pen ($2), Sticky Notes ($2), Folder ($2)
Tools are included to help you get started! A clipboard to take notes during your interviews, Sticky notes to work through your storyboard, a pen to write it all down and a folder to keep everything in.

All together it's a $38 (plus shipping) value.

Opening up my package and reading through the materials got me excited about writing my family history. I have had some ideas over the years for sharing the stories in a larger format than short blog posts. Maybe even a historical fiction novel using my ancestors as the characters. It seemed overwhelming and I really didn't know where to start. Have you felt the same? If so, you are going to want to look into these products from Evalogue.Life.

And? You are really going to want to enter my contest to win this amazing package!

How do you enter? It's really very simple! 
Follow this blog by clicking the follow button on the right panel
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Leave a comment letting me know which you have done! If you already follow me on my various social media, let me know that too! 
Each like and follow is an entry.

The winner will be picked by a random drawing on Monday, July 16 at 10am EDT.  All entries must be received by 8am Monday, July 16, 2018, EDT.  Winners will be contacted and announced immediately after the drawing.

Enter today! Good luck!

To learn more about Storyboard for Writers from Evalogue.Life click here.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

This Week On My Family History Calendar

July 8-July 14




July 8-


July 8~ 

 My paternal 3rd great grandfather, William A. Martin (1813-1887) was born 204 years ago in North Carolina. William lived much of his life in the Statesville, Iredell County area and may have been born there too. 


William A. Martin
Headstone
Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina


July 13

 My great great grandmother, Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price (1878-1943) would be 140 years old. She was born in Aiken County, South Carolina and was the daughter of George David Eargle (1827-1886) and Elvira America (Booth) Eargle (1834-1898).


Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price
1878-1943
©Cheri Hudson Passey



Who are you remembering this week?


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