Story Components

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For establishing a story’s credibility, these components are required –

  • StoryTeller’s Name and Email Address.  A copy of your current official State identification with personal identifying information redacted (obscured) except for the name and address (and the photo, if choosing to publish a self-image) must be submitted.  ONLY the name will be published.  The copy must show the validation date and official State identification markings.   Using that address, a letter will be mailed to the StoryTeller to acknowledge the ownership of the provided email address.  Peek·into·the·Past strives to prevent Story entries from claiming a false identity and ensure Visitors can contact the StoryTeller.  The Administrator will relay all Visitor communication directed to the StoryTeller; the Administrator will neither reveal the StoryTeller’s nor the Visitors’ email addresses.
  • Open a link to a digital genealogic record of the Subject (not applicable for stories of places or events); alternatively, present a “Relationship Chart,” a “Pedigree Chart,” or a “Descendant Chart.”  The StoryTeller’s relationship with the subject must appear in the genealogic record/chart; otherwise, StoryTeller will be identified as “Unassociated with the Subject.”
  • Subject’s Name.  If a memorial exists, use the name as it appears; photo requested.
  • Location of the memorial if one is known to exist (physical address, GPS address, site map/diagram, cemetery name, or other identifying details).  If the Q(quick) R(response) Tile is to be utilized, it gets affixed to the memorial or installed next to it using a display to hold the tile.
Optional Components

Yet Encouraged

Self Portrait of StoryTeller

This self-image chosen to be published must resemble that on the submitted State identification; therefore, that photo cannot have been among the redacted identifying information.

Dates and places of Subject’s oldest known ancestors

one from each paternal & maternal line

Portrait of Subject

with description

Video, Audio, and/or Images

Strive for production quality & concise content. Please give recognition to the parties who created the recording. (Peek·into·the·Past offers professional narrating, editing, and video and audio production.) All voices and images must be identified with first and last names.

Sketch, drawing, or photo of memorial site

Identification of nearby relatives’ burial sites is encouraged.