Z is for Zebras

This post is part of my family history videos A to Z blog challenge for 2021 which expands on my presentation for Legacy FamilyTree Webinars by showing a variety of examples. Webinar available at familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=1740. Information and index of posts at ifamilyhistory.blogspot.com/p/a2z-family-history-videos.html.


Z is for Zebras and ZZZZZZs

Zebras
The decorations around our house indicate some of our ancestry. My husband's family is from South Africa. My husband never lived in South Africa but it is still part of his heritage. Therefore, we have items that indicate that heritage.

What about items that you have that have been handed down for a generation or more? Does your family know where they came from and why they are important? These are great topics to start making videos. Ask you family what object around the house they would like to know more about.

ZZZZZZZZZZZs
I hope that these videos have not put you to sleep and that you have thought of ideas for your family history. You could use an A to Z layout but you don't have to. Tell your story, tell your family's story on any topic at any time.

Side Note
If you look at the dates I uploaded the videos to YouTube you will see that they are not in order but if you view the A to Z Playlist the videos are in alphabetical order. Don't stress about having to upload them in a specific order. That is what Playlists are for.

Good luck and have fun!


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Y is for Your Family

This post is part of my family history videos A to Z blog challenge for 2021 which expands on my presentation for Legacy FamilyTree Webinars by showing a variety of examples. Webinar available at familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=1740. Information and index of posts at ifamilyhistory.blogspot.com/p/a2z-family-history-videos.html.


Y is Your Family History

This series of videos are ideas of topics in the hope that they will give you ideas of what to record in your family history as well as samples of layouts and colours. But... Make them personal by using yours and your family colours, designs, layouts and topics.

For privacy, I have not included names, dates, locations, addresses or photos of any living member of the family. Your videos should include all of those items to make your videos more personal and informative. They can be included because they will be on your own person private channel.

The videos are not perfect. They are meant to be simple because the emphasis is to record the history of the people and the family. The videos do not need to be long to share a memory that is important to someone or the whole family. What stands out to you? What do you remember? What made you laugh or cry? Above all else, have fun doing this! Involve the whole family. Get the kids to make their own.

This video includes the steps I took for each of these blog posts and videos, including how I made them transition to the next slide with the sound and hide the audio icon from the slides. 



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X is for eXile

 This post is part of my family history videos A to Z blog challenge for 2021 which expands on my presentation for Legacy FamilyTree Webinars by showing a variety of examples. The Webinar is available at familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=1740. Information and index of posts  at ifamilyhistory.blogspot.com/p/a2z-family-history-videos.html.


X is for eXile

In this video you will learn why family members were sometimes exiled to another room during meal time and who was the most to be exiled. 

I used animation in PowerPoint to have the feet walk to the other room. I delayed when the animation started so that it would start when I was talking about walking. I also delayed the second set of footprints to start after the first one. 

Animation may liven up a video. See what you think by viewing the video. 

Video Link:  https://youtu.be/vYo_eOuVaaQ


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W is for WWII in the Netherlands

This post is part of my family history videos A to Z blog challenge for 2021 which expands on my presentation for Legacy FamilyTree Webinars by showing a variety of examples. The Webinar is available at familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=1740. Information and index of posts  at ifamilyhistory.blogspot.com/p/a2z-family-history-videos.html.

W is for WWII in the Netherlands. 

My father in law was born and raised in the Netherlands. He lived there during WWII. Most of what he got to eat potatoes. 

The Canadian soldiers liberated the Netherlands. They brought chocolate which they gave out tot he children. The Dutch were and are still grateful to the Canadians.

More information about his time in the Netherlands during the war is in the video. 

Video Link: https://youtu.be/nQEmHgQNdq8


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V is for the VOC

This post is part of my family history videos A to Z blog challenge for 2021 which expands on my presentation for Legacy FamilyTree Webinars by showing a variety of examples. The Webinar is available at familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=1740. Information and index of posts  at ifamilyhistory.blogspot.com/p/a2z-family-history-videos.html.


V is for the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie)

The VOC is known in the English world as The Dutch East Indian Company. 
The British, Danish, French and Portuguese also had a East Indian Company so that can be confusing. 

The video talks about what proceeded and how the VOC came to be at the Cape. 

This video is in two Playlists: 
The A to Z April blog challenge playlist and the South Africa History playlist. 




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