Brisbane, Australia -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/12/2014 -- Chris Schmidt, an author and experienced marketer, recently announced the launch of his new project: a collection of three family histories about the Kapernick brothers. The brothers are Schmidt’s maternal grandfather’s family, and the Kapernick Family History Book will detail their lives as German citizens who immigrated to Australia.
Schmidt has been researching his family’s history for over 13 years. He fondly refers to his interest in Family History Research as a “consuming passion” that started when his grandfather began telling him stories about his childhood experiences. Schmidt started the project as a way to preserve his heritage and family history for current and future family members. Schmidt believes that ordinary citizens contribute to the successes of a country as much as politicians and famous people do, especially because the culture and history of the families that inhabit the country is very important.
“I think it is important to understand our family history and genealogy because we are all a combination of genetics and environment,” said Schmidt. “What has created what we are as a state and country is not so much the politicians and the famous people, but the ordinary people that made up our state in the past and opened up the land. By understanding our family history, we can understand who we are.”
At this time, Schmidt is accepting donations to fund his Family History Research and book campaign. His goal is to raise $12,000 by April 7, 2014. The books will be available in colorful printed, DVD, and eBook versions. In exchange for pledges, Schmidt is offering contributors a wide variety of perks, including certificates, gift cards, laptops, and Ancestry.com memberships.
Individuals interested in learning more about Schmidt and the Kapernick Family History Book can visit the project’s Indiegogo page for additional information. Customers can also subscribe to the book’s Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ accounts for frequent updates about the project.
About Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt is a determined, hard working, and tenacious Genealogist who fights to achieve his goals. He comes from a marketing and sales background and has sold everything from pens to houses over the last 25 years. Schmidt is experienced in online marketing and developing marketing plans. For more information, please visit http://igg.me/at/kapernick-family-genealogy