|Cousin Russ Worthington|
In a recent conversation with Russ, I mentioned how excited I was to discover Trello after Lisa Alzo introduced me to it a few months ago. I've been thinking of ways I could use this wonderful tool in my family history research. Russ demonstrated how he and DearMYRT have been using it for quite some time with their Hangouts on Air. Our interest lies in making collaboration between cousins, family members, and other interested people easier and more accessible.
I told Russ of an idea I was developing into Trello Boards and shared my initial attempt with him by adding him as a Member to my boards. With some refinement at his suggestion, I prepared a Family Board that represents my Margheim great-grandparents, the parents of my dad's dad. You can see a picture of the Jacob and Katie Margheim Family Board above.
|The Trello and Family Collaboration video Russ |
Worthington and I did.
Russ has been eager to share this idea with the genealogy community so he organized a brief interview with me yesterday and opened a "Google Hangout on Air" to record the interview. When the recording was done, it was immediately uploaded to his YouTube channel and to his Community on Google+.
|My first Hangout on Air, breaking in my |
new headset and learning a lot
in an interview with Russ Worthington.
Thank you for your patience, Russ!
I invite you to click here and watch the 15 minute interview. It may stimulate some ideas in your mind that can help you collaborate with your family on your family's history. You don't have to be a genealogist to share old family photos, stories, or treasures, and to appreciate the lives of those to whom you owe your heritage. And Trello is easy, flexible and fun!
After my husband Larry Jamison watched the interview last night, he came up with an excellent idea for another Trello board. Stay tuned for my next post with details about that.