This event was created with the vision of making it possible for friends, neighbors and family to get to know their ancestors and those who have gone before them and the wonderful influence they have had in our lives. We hope that as we enter this upcoming holiday season that you might be able to use these resources and education you gain at this event to connect with your family on the earth today, and to be able to share with other’s the stories of those that have gone before. We know that everyone has a story, and we can’t wait to work with you to help you find yours!



Contact info for Questions/comments: whatisyourstorycopa@gmail.com


Class Descriptions | Speakers

FamilySearch.org: Find your family.

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FamilySearch.org: Find your family. Discover yourself. Bring to life your family history by exploring the lives of those that came before you. Find you family in the world’s largest shared family tree.




DNA: Everything you’ve ever known about your heritage has come from your parents and grandparents.


DNA: Everything you’ve ever known about your heritage has come from your parents and grandparents. A DNA test can tell you so much more about who you are and where you’re from. When trying to sort out family mysteries, a DNA test can help you solve them. Finding out your genetic heritages gets you a deeper connection to the places you are from. With precise geographical detail, connect to the places in the world where your story started.


Preserving Memories: Taking the time to preserve family heritage and share memories provides a gift to you and future generations who will never know you.


Preserving Memories: Taking the time to preserve family heritage and share memories provides a gift to you and future generations who will never know you. Learn how to interview family members as well as record you own family history and preserve these memories in a lasting way.


Finding Records: Begin to piece together your ancestors’ history and bring their stories to life through the records of their lives.


Finding Records: Begin to piece together your ancestors’ history and bring their stories to life through the records of their lives. Civil and religious records can help you understand your ancestor’s birth, marriage, military, immigration, and death.



Toolbox: The researcher’s digital toolbox is a collection of services and apps that will support your online genealogy research efforts.



Toolbox: The researcher’s digital toolbox is a collection of services and apps that will support your online genealogy research efforts. 



Preserving Images & Documents: Photos and documents are usually among a family’s most treasured possessions.


Preserving Images & Documents: Photos and documents are usually among a family’s most treasured possessions. Our family’s photos tell stories, capture memories, and allow glimpses into lives we often can get in no other way. A few simple steps can help you keep your photos safe while displaying them.


Involving Teens & Kids: Our kids want to know where they come from and that they belong.


Involving Teens & Kids: Our kids want to know where they come from and that they belong. A knowledge about their family history gives children of all ages a sense of their place in the world. It can also give young people something to live up to-a legacy to respect. Family history becomes a family story when we involve everyone. 


Why do family history: Why are so many people interested in their family history?



Why do family history: Why are so many people interested in their family history? Why do we long to know our ancestors, to know where we came from? Why are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so interested in finding their ancestors?

August 25, 2019