Traditions, family history, storytelling, healing through photos, sharing reunions, to scanning and preserving artifacts and treasures are just a few of the courses and sessions available to you at no cost.
The pandemic has given us all time to reflect on the power of everyday objects to connect us with our own history. This course will show how to use Ponga to explore your history in artifacts using Ponga pictures so that stories are passed down with considerations for safe, long-term storage and legacy that can provide provenance and connection for future generations.
Ponga runs in your browser and gives you a way to organize your photos so that you can use them to privately connect family and friends as you collect research, crowdsource stories, and curate your family legacy.
The pandemic has made remote video communications with Zoom and other tools as ordinary as a touch-tone phone. This course will leverage that experience to describe a new way to connect elders with the younger generation through photographs using storytelling over Zoom. We’ll describe how to use Ponga as the basis of the storytelling so that stories, and the experience of sharing them, can be captured for future generations. We’ll discuss variables that can be adjusted depending on the cognitive and technical abilities of children, parents, and grandparents.
Learn about Ponga, the new software that lets you organize your pictures quickly and easily so that you can use them to privately share your family history, crowdsource stories, and curate a family legacy.
The first in our Ponga series of conversations about Storytellers and the Photo for SaveYourPhotos.org Month. I'm Barbara, one of the co-founders at Ponga, and in this episode, I'm speaking with Betty Marton of In Your Own Words Publishing (www.iyowpublishing.com/) about some of the core principles of storytelling and how they apply to stories told in pictures.
We're thrilled to welcome Kathy Stone of CalgaryPhotoSolutions.ca to our SaveYourPhotos.org Month interview series "Storytellers & the Photo."You can also watch the full 30-min video on our YouTube channel.
As part of Ponga's Zoomin' series in 2021, US Army Veteran, archivist, and photographer Amberly Russell, Preservation Services Manager at Permanent brought her unique set of skills to the challenge of talking to loved ones about their experiences in the armed services.
This month, we welcomed a very special guest in honor of Family History Month, Tami Mize of ConferenceKeeper.org and Relativelycurious.com. During this hour-long session, Tami shares the importance of retelling family stories and how she's been using Ponga to connect with her own stories and share what she's learned through her genealogical research. She shares family stories that connect her to not only Jonathan apples, but also Ivory soap and the Queen of England.
We were thrilled to welcome Karen Ray of RememberingTheTime to our Zoomin' on Ponga series with “Tips & Techniques for Storytelling on Ponga.” Karen Ray brings her unique perspective on family storytelling to Ponga as a member herself. As our guest speaker, Karen talked about her process with fun interactive exercises and suggestions for ways you might use Ponga in different ways.
This was the summer 2021 version of a series of open conversations for Ponga members, their guests, and those new to Ponga. Conversations, questions, and suggestions flow as everyone joins in on an open conversation sharing ideas, stories, product feedback, and building community. For more articles about using Ponga, see Tips & Tricks articles and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
On Friday, July 30, 2021, we were honored to have Kathy Stone of calgaryphotosolutions.ca, the Calgary-based, professional photo organizer and archivist, talk about how she dug into her own family stories using Ponga. During the hour-long session attended by participants from around the world, Kathy shared her family pictures and how she was able to use Ponga to associate documents, postcards and other artifacts relevant to the stories passed down to her in her family. Kathy's graciously invited viewers to her pictures to explore the details.
Victoria shares her special strategy for turning a photo book into an interactive Ponga album. This discussion builds on her posts at Ponga Tips & Tricks. To explore the album, request an invitation at victoriaspress.com
Membership gets you closer to connecting your family to the photos you care for.
One day each week on Ponga not only moves your family history forward but provides opportunity to share so you can continue to build on your family legacy.