Tell the Stories of Your Ancestors
The Genealogy Storytelling Blueprint is a
self-paced, hands-on interactive course
Creating a documentary of your family
history ensures that the stories of your
ancestors will live on long after they are gone.
In this course, you will learn how to create
a documentary from concept to distribution
from your ancestors' stories in your family tree.
We have the answer for you
Every family historian encounters this question,
what do I do next? I have done all of this great
research that has taken me years to do.
I want to tell and share this information and
stories that I've found with my grandchildren
and the rest of the family. What should I do?
Who This Course Is For:
• If you are motivated and passionate about your genealogy research
• If you are open to telling and sharing your family history with future generations
• If you are the "Do It Yourself” type
• If you are willing to learn something new
If your answer is yes, then this course is for you.
Who This Is Not For:
• If you are content with your current research
• If you are not interested in sharing your research with others
• If you insist on defending your limitations (too old, too young, no experience, no money, no time, etc.)...
If your answer is yes…I’m sorry, but this course is not for you!
Why Listen to me…
*Forty years of researching my family history
*Owner of LS3 Studios, an-award winning multimedia production studio
*34 years in Corporate America plus 6 years in Academia as a troubleshooter, problem solver, and data miner
*Authored many genealogy articles on research techniques, and technology
*Co-produced "Roots of Faith Ancestry" TV Series for the Diocese of Baton Rouge
*Lost 27 years of family research in Hurricane Katrina
*I recovered my lost research and more with the help of technology
"My mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire
YOU to tell YOUR family's stories."
"I attended Leonard Smith's special technical session held at the Whitney Plantation on July 19. He helped me focus on my many years of family history research using the building blocks of documentary filmmaking, including how to take those all important first steps. His lively and engaging presentation was enhanced by useful snippets taken from documentaries that his company LS3 Studios produced covering diverse family stories. I left the program amazed by his demonstrations of new technologies for sharing heirloom family photos. " ~ Dolores, New York, NY
“I’ve had the pleasure of attending several genealogy sessions presented by Leonard Smith of LS3 Studios. They were phenomenal! The information presented was relevant and geared to a variety of audience members from the novice to the well-seasoned family genealogist. Leonard is always very helpful and open to questions. Once your research is complete he can teach you how to turn all that information into the keepsake of a lifetime! Your final research can be used as a teaching tool or show and tell as he demonstrates how it can be preserved and presented as a documentary! It was such a moving experience for me. We all have a story to tell; let Leonard guide you through what can be a lifelong journey through many hours of research! Well worth the time you’ll spend!” ~ Dianne, New Orleans, LA
“Mr. Smith it was a pleasure to hear your presentation at the Le Comite conference . It made me think about what to do with all of my research paperwork. Telling a story of my ancestors is much better to read for my relatives than looking at charts. Thanks for a wonderful presentation for enhancing my genealogy.” ~ Sheila, Houston, TX
"For the past four years I attended Leonard Smith III informative and educational seminars. Each time I attend I learn how to preserve my family history through storytelling and documentary. His blueprint help me to bring my family history to film. I highly recommend that anyone who is interested in learning the art of storytelling attend one of his seminars. Leonard professional skills and experience speak volumes." ~ Antoinette, Kentwood, LA
“Leonard Smith’s presentations come to life in front of your eyes! His expertise and use of technology encompass all of the necessary tools to create a documentary that all can appreciate. He teaches his audience how to write the story of one’s ancestors and emphasizes the importance of writing that story. Anyone attending his seminar will definitely appreciate the knowledge on how to bring one’s family to life that will be preserved for future descendants.” ~Kathryn, New Orleans, LA
"Leonard Smith's Digital Storytelling Genealogy Workshop at the New Orleans Public Library was such a huge success. Attendees enjoyed the workshop so much, that when it was over, people did not want to leave! The workshop was not only informative, but fun. Attendees stated that they would like the workshop to be an all-day affair next year. We look forward to inviting Leonard back for future programming." ~ LaToya, New Orleans Public Library
"Our family was fortunate enough to learn about some amazing stories thanks to Leonard's research and it was exhilarating to receive the news! Working with Leonard was the first time I had ever hired a genealogist and it was a positive and enlightening experience.” ~ Stephanie, Seattle, WA
"It still amazes me how he was able to find so many of my relatives with limited information from me. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to work with someone with such great professionalism and expertise. I know it won’t be long before I will be able to pass along a detailed family tree to my daughter so she can understand how the strength of our ancestors is still alive today in her." ~ Teresa, Ann Arbor, MI
"You reaffirm the value of oral histories while also cautioning the reader to listen for contradictory narratives. Urging researchers to verify information through multiple sources is an extremely important part of the journey through family history. " ~ Al, Metairie, LA
"Your knowledge and patience has been invaluable to me. I followed many of your recommendations to contact some of my oldest family members and to spend time getting to know them. Information from those conversations along with your direction has afforded me the chance to find my 2nd great-grandfather. It is truly a blessing to have your expertise available to us all as we search to find our families. May God bless you!" ~ Jametta, Atlanta, GA
It Could Happen To YOU...
A good reason for documenting whatever history
you have accumulated is the fallibility of records.
I learned first hand when Hurricane Katrina flooded my home.
It destroyed countless photos, personal letters,
and video interviews that I accumulated over 27 years.
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