Archive for November, 2011

Building interest in your story-bank

How do you gain the best value from the stories in your Zahmoo story-bank? How do you develop the interest in collecting, storing and re-using the shared stories of your family, your community, your business? We call Zahmoo a ‘story-bank’, and that metaphor of a bank can be useful here. Think of your stories as […]

November 24th, 2011 by Zahmoo
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The story behind the story

You have a story. You have a collection of stories, in Zahmoo. But what’s the story behind each of those stories? What’s the greater story that links all of those stories together? I drive around town with a friend, a retired builder. He points at the Town Hall: “That’s one of mine” he says. “Fixed […]

November 17th, 2011 by Zahmoo
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Finding your place in the story

How do you connect with place? What is it about a place that helps establish meaning for each small story? How do the samenesses and differences between places help to remind you of who you are, what has meaning for you, your family, community, company? People, place and time are some of the most common […]

November 10th, 2011 by Zahmoo
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Small moments that matter

Small moments – small stories – are often those that matter most in telling us the true character of a person, a community, a corporation. For example, take my cousin Netty: always charming on the surface, yet also fiercely competitive. So much so that when we were kids, playing a board-game, if it looked like […]

November 2nd, 2011 by Zahmoo
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Find yourself a community

Family history research, just like just about everything else, can be helped by seeking out the support of a community around the topic. Thanks to the internet and all the online platforms we have now access to, finding a community of interest is a just a few search terms and clicks away. Directories Cora Num […]

November 2nd, 2011 by Sarah Jansen
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