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GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, July 29, 2011


GeneaBloggers Radio – Episode 27

Friday, July 29, 2011
10pm-11:30pm Eastern US
9-10:30pm Central US
8-9:30pm Mountain US
7-8:30pm Pacific US
3am London UK
12pm Saturday Sydney AUS

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Your Story Matters – Capturing Your Personal Family History

Our special guests will include: Ian Kath from Sydney, Australia, founder of Create Your Life Story; Zach Weiner of; and Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog. We’ll be discussing ways in which you can capture and preserve your own story – an area which we as genealogists often overlook.


Ian Kath
Ian Kath

Ian Kath has always had a keen interest in having those wonderful conversations with the people he meets. It seems he has a natural talent for helping people open up and feel confident to share their stories.

With the advent of podcasting, Ian decided to produce a podcast (Your Story), to share some of the amazing conversations that he has from time to time with other people. Now he’s helping others to do the same for themselves or someone they know through his latest podcast (Create Your Life Story), showing how easy and available the technology now is, so that everyone’s stories can be recorded and saved for all time.

Ian has two main sites – Create Your Life Story at and Your Story at – both are about people, their lives and passions. Your Story is about how people are now and what is their passion but also how they got here.


Zach Weiner
Zach Weiner

I’m a Stanford Symbolic Systems and student, pianist, hacker, designer, and entrepreneur. I recently co-founded Storytree — check it out! I previously worked at Cafebots. Sign up for the private beta of robots reboot, Robots Reboot. It is a complete remake of my last venture, the micro-donations site, which was recently a finalist at the 2010 South by Southwest Web Awards.

I grew up in Westport, CT. I like my dog a lot. I also like Stanford sports, the Yankees, the Jets, skiing, frisbee, Shadow of the Wind, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dispatch, Godel Escher BachTEDTalksFight ClubOffice Space, and one or two other things as well.



Amy Coffin
Amy Coffin

Amy Coffin, MLIS, is a genealogist in Houston, Texas. She is the author of the We Tree Genealogy Blog, which was named one of Family Tree Magazine’s “Top 40 Genealogy Blogs” for 2010 and 2011. Amy is also the author of “The Big Genealogy Blog Book” to be released later this year.


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