Annotations for Your Living Family Tree : Keeping Your Family Together Forever Through Print, Photos, Sounds, and Video
Keeping your family together forever through print, photos, sound, and video… This book creates a genealogical flip-flop, turning the usual "family tree" upside down, making it explode upward with 21st-century interactivity and fresh growth rather than digging downward for ever more questionable roots.Here, Gordon Burgett describes a vital new "living family tree" that brings every family member, living or yet to be born, into a stirring, magnificent adventure of creating a unifying family website tree onto which each member shares his or her personal history and experiences. Starting with a founding director and beginning just a generation or two back, the website would electronically draw every member together by print, photo, sound, video, and much more, making every member's shared information, musing, memory, and hope instantly available at any time and from any place.As important, here is a living family tree that will continue to grow and expand for a year, a decade, or 100 decades. The stored collection could last forever--and the old-fashioned family tree would be a welcome extension appended as foundational information providing much-wanted starter roots! In Your Living Family Tree, Burgett explains the revolutionary new concept in the opening chapters: The Idea, The Parts, The Ways, The Director, and The Future. Then he describes 17 possible sections of the tree in an immediately usable format. Those sections might include a Personal Information Repository; Family Directory; Family Registry; "Tip of the Hat" Acclamations; "In Memoriam" An-nouncements; an Annual Family Summary; Family Treasures in Print; Family Treasure Box; Family Flashes; the Ancestral Family Tree; Journals, Diaries, and Memoirs; Unforgettable Recollections; Scrapbooks; DNA and Health Concerns, and a list of Other Attachments. Why confine our genealogical curiosity to the past when we can create the future's past in digital permanence today, tomorrow, and for as long as our families share and grow? See the do-it-yourself process explained step by step in Your Living Family Tree.
Why not start your kids' family tree today--and add 21st-century photos, sound, video, and fast, easy access to every living member everywhere forever?