Monday, July 11, 2011

Have you told your story or the story of those you love?

This week, I wanted to share with you a new website that is in the development stages called StoryVault. This website has been developed and is able to be utilized free of charge, but you have to sign up for an account to use the site. It has been to browse through the videos that are currently available to view regarding people's life experiences. You can view one of them that I have post below. The videos range from war experiences to daily living experiences. The video I posted below shows you that even a young person can conduct the interviews. The interviews are meant to be 10 minutes or less, so that one would share a memory of a particular event, place, or person. The site notes that ideal length of the video is approximately 5 minutes. The video below is an interview between a father and his son regarding an experience that father had while flying and the plane had major engine trouble.  The son did a great job in the interview.  Watch to find out what happened.

Another feature of the website is the capability for one to create their own family tree. The site does not allow one to import their GEDCOM to the site, therefore, you have to manually enter each individual into the site.  The website also provides a hints/tips section about how to conduct an video interview and the videos are able to be linked to your family tree as well. If you would like to learn more, click Story Vault Frequently Asked Questions.

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