About the Journey

My Family Story is a free webinar series that will help you capture your family history and life stories.

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:

Every Family Has a Story to Inspire

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

Connecting Family with Today’s Technology

  • Introduction
  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
Meet the Host

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.

My Family Story 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.