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Family Photos – The archeological dig in my basement

It all started with a simple request from my brother to compile a dozen or so decent photographs of my sister, Lisa, for ...

30.08.2012 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
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Celebrating birthdays with a life story

Birthdays are a celebration of your life. They mark another year in your life story.  Consider using family birth dates as opportunities to ...

16.07.2012 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen

The communication gap in family histories widens

Communication is a process that cascades in every direction. In a well-oiled organization that information flows freely from the top down, the bottom ...

11.07.2012 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen

20 questions to ask Mom on Mother’s Day

If on your to-do list is a dusty well-intentioned effort to sit down with your mother and begin recording life stories from her ...

09.05.2012 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
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Life story writing from the first grade

Most people don’t think they have anything important to write about in their life. It’s the first question they ask when discussing life story ...

03.02.2012 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
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Recording the veterans story

In a week when thousands of U.S. soldiers are returning from Iraq, we are all listening to stories of new veterans. They carry ...

21.12.2011 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
My Nanna's Jelly Cookies: a family tradition

Nanna Jelly Cookies: a Christmas tradition

Like any family recipe that is passed around and perfected in kitchens everywhere, the original concept for Nanna’s Jelly Cookies was not her ...

20.12.2011 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
What do you love about the change of seasons?

A new round of questions for the Thanksgiving table

Maybe it’s time to rewrite the what-are-you-thankful-for question and switch it out with a series of legacy questions that make you think about ...

22.11.2011 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
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A military history everyone can share

    When talking to people about the benefits of writing a personal history, I always use the example of why our U.S. servicemen and ...

11.11.2011 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen

10 Ways blogging can boost legacy writing

It never ceases to amaze me when I learn something new through my blog. I am always surprised when the words I write ...

06.07.2011 Posted in Blog by Documented Legacy