Ancestral Cards

Learn how to use Trello boards

In this course i show you how to setup your Ancestral Cards using I provide a Trello board template to get you started straight away. Use a Trello Ancestral Board for each clan.

Family Story Magic

DOWNLOAD featuring Ancestral Cards Workbook

Family History Magic provides instructions on how to create, share and collaborate on Ancestral Cards. You will receive the Ancestral Card Workbook to download and print for your reference.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Pre-course Introduction: Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

    • Digital Family Storytellers Community

    • How to use this course

    • Discuss your Story writing needs

    • What you will learn in this course!

    • Write your Family Story Workbook

  • 2

    Module 1: Research your Ancestor

    • Introduction: Know your Ancestor

    • Lesson 1: Trace your Ancestor

    • Lesson 2: Find out more about your ancestor

    • Lesson 3: Locate treasures for your Ancestor

    • Lesson 4: Create your Ancestral Cards

    • Ancestral Cards Fillable Workbook Embedded

    • Lesson 5: Set your story in time

    • Lesson 6: Interview a living relative

    • Bonus 1: Discuss your story (Optional: book a time with me)

    • Lesson 7: How to Record Genealogy Research Notes Effectively

    • Ancestral Record Sheet (with Notes) Word Template

  • 3

    Module 2: Prepare and Design your Story

    • Introduction: Prepare your story outline

    • Lesson 1: Design the story

    • Lesson 2: Plot Story Threads and Treasures

    • Lesson 3: Expand your Ancestral Card

    • Lesson 4: Final steps for your story

    • Lesson 5: Write your Ancestral Story

    • Lesson 6: Read your story out loud

    • Bonus 2: Oral history of your Ancestors

    • Bonus 3: Create your Ancestral Board from a Template

    • Bonus 4: How to Dig Up your Ancestral Stories

    • Bonus 5: Free Resource from Family Tree Magazine

  • 4

    Module 3: Share the story of your Ancestor

    • Introduction: Storing and Sharing Stories

    • Lesson 1: Create a story collection library

    • Lesson 2: Organise your story Collections

    • Lesson 3: Upload stories to your collection library

    • Lesson 4: Manage your Story collection library

    • Lesson 5: Share your story collection

    • Discuss your collection library with me (Optional: Book a time with me.)

    • Bonus 6: Collection of Tips on Writing your Family Story

    • Bonus 7: How to Vocalise Ancestral Stories

    • Bonus 8: How to Add your Audio Story as a Podcast

  • 5

    What's next?

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • More resources for you

    • Your Testimonial

    • Keep Up-to-Date by subscribing to Family History Preserved Blogs

    • Bonus 7: Storyboarding with Canva

  • 6

    Module Completion

    • Do you want to dig deeper and Create more Family Stories? Enrol in the 'How to Create Family Stories' course!

    • Book a Coaching Call with me

Family Story Magic will

help you write your stories

1. Better planning 2. Better plotting 3. Better storyboarding 4. Better story writing 5. Better story sharing 6. Bonus segments for tracing your ancestors


Free course to get you started in Family History Story Writing

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Dalya Crabtree

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Good step by step program

Isabel Flynn

I enjoyed following along with the information and ideas. Thank you

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