Connect To The Youth In Your Family By Connecting Them To Their Family History

Monday, January 21, 2019

Creating Family Storybooks

Have you heard of Story Jumper??

Recently, we received an idea to further your family's engagement with family history and we think it's GREAT!  Story Jumper is a super easy service that lets you publish books, ebooks and audiobooks!  What a wonderful way to share your family stories in a way that appeals to both children and adults alike!  Here is her story:

"I have been working on our family histories for many years, but have yet to write the "story" of each family.  For each of the past two years, I decided it was time to write our family histories in children's books to give our 4 granddaughters, ages 3 - 11.  I used the company StoryJumper and made hardcover books of about 24 pages, which told our family "story" (of each of two family lines), using photos and language the children would understand.  Then I gave each one a book for Christmas, along with items that told the story of the country of origin of these families.  (One family came from Russia and one from Switzerland, so I found items made in those countries, or that symbolized that ethnic origin).  The children were excited to be able to read about their family history, and my 9 yr. old granddaughter just couldn't believe that her grandma was really an "author".  Now, I just have to write the others...and begin the work on the adult versions!"

Check out their website at and good luck in your adventures in family history!

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