Ponga-cology

To Ponga The science of sharing stories through photographs


Are you one of the many small "g" genealogists who have been exploring what is the best medium to create a family album, either full of photographs or photographs plus the stories to go with them? Does any of the below apply to you?


  1. You have a stack of photographs that have been handed down to you and you have less than zero knowledge of who's in them.

  2. You know who's in them, because their names have been written on the back. But you know nothing else.

  3. All the people in the photographs are gone.

  4. Opportunities to be with family have become less and less probable and near impossible.

  5. You and your siblings, cousins and extended family all have different memories of family events.

  6. You and your siblings, cousins and extended family all have snapshots of the same events, albeit from a different angle.

  7. Facebook and all things social media scare you. Privacy and someone sharing something you shared personally with them with some random person doesn't appeal to you.

  8. You've been working on your family tree and family history and would like to involve your family to fill the back stories, should they have any.


This is how my initial idea for the Ponga Storyboard came in...https://www.victoriaspress.com/post/ponga-storyboard


The science behind the Ponga Storyboard 2.0 (the sequel)


Everyone is fully aware that I've been working like a woman possessed on my family tree for over a year and produced a hard cover book that I'm quite happy with.


After I'd printed two copies, then discovered much to my horror terrible typos and then the inevitable unearthing of more vital information, I was lead to search for an alternate way to share what I've found. I wanted to engage other members of my family and grow the stories still embedded in the research.


Facebook, Instagram are not what I am about or what I was after. I wanted private, intimate interactions with family and friends.


Ponga appeared on my radar, and I am hooked.