• About Us


    My Family Story is a free, multi-week program where webinars will be delivered to your inbox in the form of easy-to-follow videos.

  • Learn the basics of family history research

    followed by using today’s technology to share stories that are compelling and entertaining

  • Access downloadable resources anytime

    and get necessary genealogy forms and templates to help you with your research after you register

  • Join others who are participating in this program

    where you can ask questions, get support, and discuss topics during the weekly webinars

  • With the guidance of genealogy educator, Lynn Palermo,
    walk through the following topics at your own pace to help you capture your family history and life stories.

  • Every Family Has a Story to Inspire

    1. Introduction to Capturing Stories
    2. Family History Starts at Home
    3. Reflections of Motherhood
    4. Family Traditions and Everyday Life
    5. Lessons of Love and Marriage
    6. Growing Up and Growing Old
    7. Reflections of Fatherhood

  • Connecting Family with Today's Technology

    1. Digital Newsletters 
    2. Timeline Apps 
    3. Blogs, Websites and Social Media 
    4. Learn to Create a Family History Video 
    5. Oral History/Podcast 
    6. Family History Books 


    This 6-week journey led by Lynn Palermo, a family historian and passionate family history writer, will inspire you to get started on writing a memoir and Legacy Journal to pass on to younger generations. For the past 5 years, Lynn has been coaching family historians in writing family history narratives.

  • Our Partners

    Capturing Family Stories is a joint project written by The Armchair Genealogist, and sponsored by Gardens of Gethsemani and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver. The program is offered as part of the Archdiocesan Priorities and Goals to strengthen marriages and families. It is also the hope to encourage older family members to engage in meaningful conversations on topics of passing on Christian values and end-of-life preparation.