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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

Top reasons to take a portable scanner with you

 Last weekend when I traveled to visit my brother and help with a Victorian Christmas House Tour in his town I added my ...

27.11.2013 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
For many, the opening day of baseball is the unofficial start of spring.

21 life story questions for spring

Sometimes you need a change of season to spark your interest in all the things you love about life and the moments you’d ...

19.03.2013 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
Photo: Mary V. Danielsen

Strange as it may seem

16.03.2013 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
Intuition led me to find the soldier on the left and relatives of the soldier who is second from the left for my client on the right. Here they found a wild hog while horseback riding in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, in 1943. They were training in the Air Force in Amarillo.

When my intuition goes into overdrive

 Intuition is a wildly successful skill to have as a personal historian. The process of working with clients always brings me closer to them. ...

14.03.2013 Posted in Blog by Mary Danielsen
AsMarySeesIt is a Wordpress blog that shares  family stories and research documenting the artwork of Italian sculptor Fidardo Landi.

My crappy successful blog

I started a personal blog several years ago to share family stories with my large extended family before I left corporate communications to ...

19.02.2013 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

Union Beach, NJ: Hurricane Sandy Photo Recovery

Photos are the memory keepers of our personal histories. They are reminders of a life lived. They open the gates of our memories ...

12.11.2012 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