Create a Video Biography Documentary 
From Your Family History

"If You Could Interview Just ONE Of Your Ancestors
WHO Would It Be? And WHY?" 


The Genealogy Storytelling Blueprint is a self-paced, hands-on eight (8) week on-line interactive course

*Forty years of researching my family history

*Owner of LS3 Studios an-award winner 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

*Lost 27 years of family research in Hurricane Katrina

*I recovered my lost research and more with the help of technology




  • If you 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.



Every family historian encounters this question, what do I do next? I have done all of this great research that have 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?

What Others Are Saying...


"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

"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


“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

"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


5 comprehensive modules guide your work.
Each module includes tutorials, case studies, and assignments.

MODULE  1 – Development

WEEK 1 – The Family Historian | Where Do I Start? | The 5 Phases To Create a Documentary
WEEK 2 –  Searching Your Family Tree |   Chapters in Our Lives | Writing The Script

MODULE 2 – Pre-Production

WEEK 3 – Why Multimedia? | Tools I Use | The Building Blocks 
WEEK 4 – Story Planning | The Power of Photographs | Shooting For a Documentary

MODULE 3 – Production

WEEK 5 – Workflow Process  | Copyrights And Public Domain
WEEK 6 – Basic Editing 101 | Now That’s a Great Story

MODULE 4 – Post-Production

WEEK  7 – Finalizing Your Project | Exporting and Backing Up Your Project

MODULE 5 – Distribution

WEEK 8 –  Show And Tell  

MODULE 6 – Resources 

Development Resources | Pre-Production Resources | Production Resources | Post-Production Resources | Distribution Resources


Ready to create your family biography documentary?


Genealogy Storytelling Blueprint

Bonus #1 - Live Training Webinar

Bonus #2 - (3) Office Hour Sessions

Bonus #3 - Guest Expert Classes

Bonus #4 - Private Facebook Group




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Based on the total values above, you can see how we can easily sell Genealogy Storytelling Blueprint for about $400 - $600. However, we will not charge you that price. In fact, we won't charge you even for $200.

You only need to pay $635 $400 $200 $197  as a founding member if you act fast. 


 A 100% 30-DAY "DO THE WORK" Money Back Guarantee


I am confident in the quality of this course and the value in it. I back that up with a 30-day "do-the-work" money back guarantee. 

To qualify for the refund, you must reach out to me within 30 days of purchase and submit proof that you did the work of the course. That work includes thorough and thoughtful completion of the tutorials and assignments that go with each of the 5 class modules. If you do the work and don't make solid progress on your own course, simply contact our support, and you will get a 100% refund of your purchase. 


Leonard Smith III
LS3 Studios, LLC

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