Seven Learning Outcomes

each module contains video lessons, story writing tips and reflective practice projects

  • 1. Harvest your Ancestral Stories

  • 2. Explore the world of WeAre.xyz

  • 3. Develop your WeAre.xyz family tree archive

  • 4. Fine-tune your WeAre.xyz Content

  • 5. Master and Reveal your Ancestral Stories in WeAre.xyz

  • 6. Design and Create your Story collections

  • 7. Share your Stories

Course curriculum

Keys to Unlocking Your Ancestral Stories

    1. A welcome message from your instructor

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    2. Unlock Ancestral Storytelling: MasterClass Invitation

    3. Course Overview and Community

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    4. How to use this course

    5. A Time-Traveling Adventure

    1. Why do you want to share your stories?

    2. The Many Faces of our Past - a journey in stories

    3. What type of stories do you already have?

    4. Reflective Activity 1a: unpack your stories and purpose

    5. Reflective Activity 1b: Develop a Plan

    6. 'Story Writing': How to write Chronological Narratives

    7. Case Study: We Are [the Royal Families of Europe]

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    8. Reflective Activity 1c: Outline a chronological narrative.

    9. Resource Library: Sample stories

    1. Introducing WeAre.xyz

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    2. Understanding WeAre.xyz

    3. Reflective Activity 2: Explore WeAre.xyz

    4. WeAre.xyz Ideas for unlocking your ancestral storytelling

    5. 'Story Writing': How to Write Ancestor Biographies

    6. Case Study: Ancestor Biography Andrew Ralph Cutting (1877-1930)

    7. Resource Library: WeAre [Different] - Video tutorials

    1. Uploading Your Family Tree

    2. Case Study: Explore The Davies Family Tree

    3. Designing your family tree archive

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    4. Reflective Activity 3a: Navigate Your Family Tree

    5. How to Plan, Create and Upload Content

    6. How to Create a Profile (biography) using AI

    7. How to use the AI Biography Generator

    8. Reflective Activity 3b: Create a Profile (biography)

    9. How to use the AI Ghostwriter - all about Place

    10. How to use the AI Ghostwriter - all about Occasion

    11. 'Story Writing': How to write thematic narratives

    12. Reflective Activity 3c: Create a plan for writing Thematic Narratives

    13. Resource Library: Video Tutorials Set 1

    1. How to plan, design and create Articles

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    2. 'Story Writing': How to write an autobiographical article

    3. Case Study: Mary Jane Cutting Auto-biography

    4. Reflective Activity 4a: Write an Article in first-person narrative style

    5. How to upload documents to an individual's tree

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    6. Case Study: Rosina Elizabeth Terry Documents

    7. Reflective Activity 4b: Gather and upload a set of documents

    8. 'Story Writing': How to create a Digital Scrapbook

    9. Case Study: Harriet Wright's Family Tree Scrapbook

    10. Optional Reflective Activity 4c: Plan and create a digital scrapbook

    11. Resource Library: Video Tutorials Set 2

    12. How to Add a Sub-Tree to your Stories

    1. Deep Dive into Archived Ancestral Journaling

    2. 'Story Writing': How to write Ancestral HeritageTrails - Part One

    3. 'Story Writing': How to write Ancestral HeritageTrails - Part Two

    4. Reflective Activity 5a: Create and share Ancestral Heritage Trails story

    5. Resource Library: Video Tutorials Set 3

    6. New Feature: Story Creation with Template

About this course

  • $67.00
  • 89 lessons
  • 7.5 hours of video content

WeAre.xyz – a place to unshackle your family history.

Making your family unforgettable

Preserve your memories at WeAre.xyz



Imagine having a beautiful space to share your family stories, where the memories you cherish can be proudly displayed. A place that exudes warmth and nostalgia, inspiring conversations and laughter. Let us help you create that space. Your family’s tale is unique and deserves to be told in a setting that honours its significance. With a little bit of creativity and some thoughtful touches, we can transform any ordinary space into a treasure trove of memories that will pass down for generations to come. Let’s embark on this journey together and make your storytelling dreams a reality!

Featuring

Ten Story Writing Tips Takeaways

  1. Story Arc: A story arc is the path a narrative follows. It provides structure, direction, and a sense of progression
  2. Hooks: A hook is a narrative device used to pique the reader's interest.
  3. Styles: The style of writing encompasses the choices we make about language, tone, and perspective. It's how we choose to present our stories
  4. Structures: The structure of a family history refers to the organisation of its content. It's the framework that holds our narrative together.
  5. Cliffhangers: A cliffhanger is a narrative device that leaves a story unresolved, creating suspense and encouraging readers to continue reading
  6. Mysteries: Mysteries involve unanswered questions or unresolved events that create a sense of intrigue.
  7. Flashbacks: Flashbacks allow us to move back and forth in time, providing context and depth to our stories. 
  8. Foreshadowing: Foreshadowing is a technique that hints at events that will occur later in the narrative. It can create suspense, set up future events, and add depth to a family history
  9. Dialogue: Creating plausible dialogue can provide insights into our ancestors' personalities and the era in which they lived.
  10. Symbolism: Symbols can add a layer of meaning to a family's history. An object, a place, or even a person can become symbolic, representing something more than its literal meaning.

Testimonials

from students



" I thoroughly enjoyed going through the “Unlock Ancestral Storytelling” Course. It was worth every dollar! Thank you so much Carole, for ALL the instructions and resources. I feel like I am in Jr. High compared to your Master’s Degree! By the end of the course my ancestral story writing confidence levels improved, I love learning from you." 

"I loved that there were three main concepts in the course:

  1. Creating the WeAre Family Archive to capture your genealogy research and family tree 
  2. Using WeAre to create a blog and learn how to make interesting blog posts
  3. Learning how to use literary devices to actually write ancestor profiles, biographies, and narratives

I loved being introduced to CANVA, DABBLE, & CHAT GPT!"

Sincerely, Jan Wilhelmsen from Arizona, US

Bonus Features

Extra lessons, handouts and templates

  • Blog and Build: new tool in WeAre.xyz

    Lessons for geneabloggers

    NEXT GENERATION FAMILY HISTORY BLOGGING: Tag Blog Posts into Your Archive; Blog Post From Your Family Archive; Special Genealogy Blog Features

  • Hero's Journey: Story Writing Tips

    Handout for geneabloggers

    Ten Writing tips include: story arcs, hooks, styles, structures, cliffhangers, mysteries, flashbacks, foreshadowing, dialogue and symbolism.

  • Article Thumbnails: Lessons in Canva

    Graphics for geneabloggers

    Bonus lesson on how to create graphic images using the Canva tool. These can be used as thumbnails for articles or blog posts.

Let's begin to unlock your ancestral stories

With WeAre.xyz

Course Reviews

5 star rating

My Best Course Yet!

Carole McCulloch

I am most proud of the content, structure and appeal of this journey into unlocking ancestral stories. My own ancestral stories are shared throughout and my own skills in using WeAre.xyz have improved exponentially.

I am most proud of the content, structure and appeal of this journey into unlocking ancestral stories. My own ancestral stories are shared throughout and my own skills in using WeAre.xyz have improved exponentially.

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5 star rating

Feedback On Course So Far

Peter Reaburn

Very user-friendly and easy to follow

Very user-friendly and easy to follow

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Unlock Ancestral Storytelling

Sally Ruffles

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course, the first I have done with Coach Carole; it wont be the last! The course is clear and concise and I now feel confident to continue both with my research and telling my stories on the WeAre platform. Thank you...

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I have thoroughly enjoyed this course, the first I have done with Coach Carole; it wont be the last! The course is clear and concise and I now feel confident to continue both with my research and telling my stories on the WeAre platform. Thank you so much for inspiring me, and encouraging me to embrace all the technology that is available.

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