A short video about your family's story may be just what your family needs to really appreciate and enjoy your family history discoveries. A video takes a little work like everything in genealogy does, but is well worth the effort.

One of the things that can deter you from creating your own family history story video is a lack of visual content. (You may have also run into this problem when creating a book or family history blog.) While you probably have some old family photos, you might not have all the images you need to visually represent the story that you're telling. Don't let that stop you! If you need an image or photo to convey a place, time period or event, the Library of Congress (LOC) can help.

The LOC's Free to Use and Reuse Sets is a website featuring content that is free to use and reuse. Here you'll find a variety of subjects like Maps of Cities, Cars, Posters, Travel and more.
Library of Congress Free to Reuse
You'll find the download option just below each image. Click here to browse the LOC Free to Use and Reuse Sets page.

I hope this little tip has helped you move one step closer to making your own videos. Join me on this Thursday (July 2) at 11:00 AM Central for episode 14 of Elevenses with Lisa at the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel . I'm really excited to start delving into the creation process with you, and help you get off on the right foot. This is going to be fun!

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