Laura Hedgecock is an author, storyteller, speaker, and GeneaBlogger obsessed with family history and passionate about helping others tell their personal and family stories. Maybe that’s because she came to family history via storytelling.
She’s the author of two books (so far). Blogging for Family History: How Launch a Blogsite and Make It Successful, guides family historians as they choose a website-building platform through making their blog or website shine. Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life guides and empowers memory collectors and family storytellers with down-to-earth, practical storytelling advice and creative ideas for preserving and sharing personal and family stories.
Along with Pat Richley-Erickson (aka DearMYRTLE), Hedgecock heads up the leadership team for GeneaBloggersTRIBE, a group of 3100+ online genealogy content providers. Ms. Hedgecock’s website TreasureChestofMemories.com is full of family history and storytelling resources and her blog (TreasureChestofMemories.com/blog) is all about preserving and sharing memories and stories. A member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, Mrs. Hedgecock enjoys speaking at workshops for retirees, local genealogy clubs and events, and on the radio, spreading the message that personal and family narratives connect loved ones with their family and ancestry.
In addition, Ms. Hedgecock serves as a webmaster for various websites, frequently guest-posts at other genealogy sites, and serves as an officer for Detroit Working Writers and her local Toastmaster’s club.
When she’s not writing or playing webmaster, Ms. Hedgecock enjoys spending time with her husband, playing soccer, nature photography, and finding her roots—which might explain her messy house.