Story Components

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To establish a story’s credibility –

  • 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 for the purpose of acknowledging ownership of the provided email address.  Peek·into·the·Past strives to prevent Story entries from claiming a false identity and to ensure Visitors will be able to contact the StoryTeller.  The Administrator will relay all Visitor communication directed to the StoryTeller; the Administrator will neither reveal the StoryTeller’s nor a Visitor’s email address.
  • Open link to digital genealogic record of Subject (not applicable for stories of places or events); or, alternatively, present a “Relationship Chart”, or a “Pedigree Chart”, or a “Descendant Chart”.  The StoryTeller’s relationship with the subject must appear in the genealogic record shown; otherwise, StoryTeller will be identified as “Unassociated to Subject”.
  • Subject’s Name.  If a memorial exists, use the name as it appears there; photo requested.
  • Location of memorial if one is known to exist (physical address or GPS address or site map/diagram, *cemetery name, or *other identifying details).  If the Q(uick) R(esponse) Tile is to be utilized, then it will be affixed to the memorial or, utilizing a display to hold the tile, will be installed next to the memorial.

Yet Encouraged

Self Portrait of StoryTeller

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

Up to four 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 production of video and audio.) All voices and images must be identified with first and last name.

Sketch, drawing, or photo of memorial site

Identification of nearby relatives’ burial sites is encouraged.