Hi everyone! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Katie Andrews Potter - y'all can call me Katie - and I am the creator of Storybook Ancestor. I am an author, educator, and family historian from Indianapolis, Indiana. I am a 9th generation Hoosier, and am married to Ben, another 9th generation Hoosier. So our kids, Ellie and Micah, are 10th generation Hoosiers with plenty of family history at their fingertips, and we can usually be found somewhere in Indiana exploring!
I have a degree in Elementary Education from IUPUI, I have done graduate work in History, and am now pursuing a Certificate in Genealogical Studies from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. I homeschool our two kids, am a Girl Scout leader, and am active in our church community. I love animals, I love to hike, I love living in the inner city, and I love Jesus. I write in local coffee shops that have a history, or in the office of our 115 year old house, which is of course filled to the brim with old family photos and family heirlooms that have been passed down to me.
Storybook Ancestor is for ALL kids. All kids from all different kinds of families and backgrounds, cultures, and faiths. Every family is special and unique and we want to celebrate that here! Please take the time to subscribe to our newsletter and download your free e-book here to work through with your kids. It'll teach them how to discover the special stories in your family history and then how to write about them! I promise it will be an exciting and meaningful journey. I'd love it if you'd share them with the rest of us, too.
Email me: Katie (at) StorybookAncestor (dot) org
I'm so glad you're here! Happy storytelling!
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