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Hello and welcome! Do you want to learn more about Untold True Stories?  You can get FREE DIY Research tips, advice on distribution and tools for telling your story here.

Our goal is to empower you to Research, Analyze, and Present (R.A.P.) your story. That is what Untold True Stories is all about.

This site is dedicated to family historians, genealogists, and techies looking for guidance, perspective, and insight about telling their stories. We can help you find those untold true stories in your family tree.

Who this site is for...

  • If you are motivated and passionate about your research and storytelling
  • You are open to telling and sharing your research with future generations
  • You are the "Do It Yourself” type
  • If you are willing to learn something new

If your answer is yes, then this site is for you.

Who this site is not for...

  • If you are content with your current research
  • You are not interested in sharing your research with others
  • You insist on defending your limitations (too old, too young, no experience, no money, no time, etc.)...

If your answer is yes… I’m sorry, but this site is not for you!

More About Untold True Stories

about untold true storiesLeonard Smith III

Leonard Smith III is the founder and publisher of Untold True Stories.

  • Owner of LS3 Studios, LLC an award-winning multimedia production studio
  • Supported Fortune 200 companies as a troubleshooter, problem solver, and data miner
  • Authored many genealogy articles and workshops on research techniques, and technology
  • Developed authentic story telling techniques to tell your story



“Mr. Smith it was a pleasure to hear your presentation at the Le Comite conference . It made me think about what to do with all of my research paperwork.  Telling a story of my ancestors is much better to read for my relatives than looking at charts.  Thanks for a wonderful presentation for enhancing my genealogy.”
~ Sheila, Houston, TX

"For the past four years I attended Leonard Smith III informative and educational seminars. Each time attend I learn how to preserve my family history through storytelling and documentary. His blueprint help me bring my family history to film. I highly recommend that anyone who is interested in learning the art of storytelling attend one of his seminars. Leonard professional skills and experience speak volumes." 
~ Antoinette, Kentwood, LA

“Leonard Smith’s presentations come to life in front of your eyes! His expertise and use of technology encompass all of the necessary tools to create a documentary that all can appreciate. He teaches his audience how to write the story of one’s ancestors and emphasizes the importance of writing that story.”
~Kathryn, New Orleans, LA

"Our family was fortunate enough to learn about some amazing stories thanks to Leonard's research and it was exhilarating to receive the news! Working with Leonard was the first time I had ever hired a genealogist and it was a positive and enlightening experience.”
~ Stephanie, Seattle, WA

“I’ve had the pleasure of attending several genealogy sessions presented by Leonard Smith of LS3 Studios. They were phenomenal! The information presented was relevant and geared to a variety of audience members from the novice to the well-seasoned family genealogist."
~ Dianne, New Orleans, LA

"It still amazes me how he was able to find so many of my relatives with limited information from me. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to work with someone with such great professionalism and expertise. I know it won’t be long before I will be able to pass along a detailed family tree to my daughter so she can understand how the strength of our ancestors is still alive today in her."
~ Teresa, Ann Arbor, MI

Finding Stories in Your Family Tree

I realized through my research how time consuming, how frustrating yet rewarding my search has been. It occurred to me that there must be others in the same boat. There are so many untold true stories that have been buried with our ancestors.

I hope this page, about untold true stories help you understand our goal which is "to assist individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations to preserve their stories, lessons and events for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations." My philosophy is, "Why wait, start now… the stories are there for you to tell."