Programs and Workshops

Crystal enjoys speaking with groups to help people start capturing their own life stories. She shares the many reasons and benefits of taking that first step, as well as several different ways to capture a life story. Programs are suited to community organizations, clubs, libraries, senior centers, private groups and retreat centers.

Program Topics

The Time is Now! Getting Started on that Life Story Bookshares the many reasons and benefits of documenting your life, as well as 5 steps to take to get started right away. Can be combined with “The Surprising Benefits of Telling Your Life Story” for a longer workshop. 60-90 minutes

 Moving Past Names & Dates: Personal History for Genealogists explains the importance of adding a personal dimension to your genealogy and concrete steps on how to get started. 60 minutes

The Surprising Benefits of Telling Your Life Story* is a lively, interactive in-person workshop that demonstrates the value of capturing life stories at any age. In this workshop participant are encouraged to bring an item that holds special meaning to them to share about with the group. 60-90 minutes

Creating a Tribute Blog provides the benefits and basic instructions of creating an online story as a Tribute to a person, family, place, or collection. An example Tribute Blog is shared, as well as the steps to take to create one. 60 minutes

When you think back on your ancestors and others who came before us in our community: What do you wish you knew about them? What can YOU save for future generations and communities so they don’t have to wonder?

*All programs may be held in-person or online, except “The Surprising Benefits of Telling Your Life Story” is in-person only workshop.


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