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Defining my soundtrack

  Music is the soundtrack of our lives.  As cliche as that sounds, it’s true.  We fall in love with music.  We turn to ...

14.02.2014 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
Two great memoirs to read and keep - Then Again by Diane Keaton and My Story, My Song by Lucimarian Roberts.

Three memoirs worth keeping

I’m not a big fan of celebrity memoirs, but I am a huge fan of memoirs that share life lessons. In the last ...

23.01.2014 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
APH Community Service Award 2013

Danielsen honored with APH Community Service Award

  Mary V. Danielsen of Documented Legacy in Mount Laurel was recently honored with the Community Service Award by the Association of Personal Historians ...

20.11.2013 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
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Giving Thanks

Rewrite the what-are-you-thankful-for question and switch it out with a series of legacy questions.  Go around the table and ask everyone one question. ...

07.11.2013 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
A stack of old letters and photos may open our memory to tidbits of information about family history.

Tidbit Hunting

Never underestimate the power of one tidbit of information about your family history that comes to you quite randomly. It may open the ...

06.02.2013 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen

The Hope Tree

UNION BEACH, N.J. _ It’s Christmastime and this is a story about hope, the kind of hope that arises slowly after a tragedy.  ...

14.12.2012 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
Photo from entrance to exhibit at the National Constitution Center (note: no cameras are allowed inside.)

Like Springsteen, Sum Up Your Life Story

Before you begin a life story project you have to answer a few key questions. How do you want to be remembered? What events in ...

18.07.2012 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
Tom's life story writing assignment

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