Recording memories for future generations

Upcoming Workshops

Join us this spring for our upcoming workshops and events


Writing Your Life Story
Fridays, May 1 and 15, 2015
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Medford Leas Continuing Care Retirement Community
One Medford Leas Way, Medford, N.J.
Medford Campus Holly Room
(The community is east of Main Street on Route 70 East) 
Workshop is open to the public
Registration fee – $10 (Registration deadline is April 24)

This workshop is designed to help participants learn how writing about your life’s experiences, the lessons learned and values you have cherished can be the greatest legacy left to the next generation. The course focuses on the why and how of legacy writ- ing. Included in the workshops is discussion on how to find your voice, using active or passive voice, and creating several writing exercises. The workshop is broken up into two sessions to allow time for writing in between. You don’t need to be a “serious” writer to engage in these workshops – just an interest in learning the tools so that your story can be told and preserved.
Sponsored in conjunction with the Medford Chapter of American Association of University Women 


Writing a Legacy Letter with Your Personal History
May 26, 2015
7 p.m.
Workshop is open to the open
Membership in the Letter Writers Alliance has an annual fee
Cherry Hill Public Library
1100 Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, N.J.

Legacy letters and ethical wills that accompany a personal history—whether a series of life stories, memoir, genealogy records or legal documents—will be discussed at the monthly meeting of the Letter Writers Alliance in Cherry Hill. In 2014, Documented Legacy helped co-author the book From the Top Turret: A Memoir  of World War II and the American Dream by Gerard J. Caporaso. In it he used ethical wills in the opening and closing of his life story.

Legacy letters or ethical wills are often used to pass along values and beliefs to the next generation. They are not legal documents and should never be used in place of or in conflict with legal documents. Rather they are a love letter of guidance and gratitude.


Adult Show and Tell
May 19, 2015
7 p.m.
Cherry Hill Public Library
1100 Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, N.J.
The event is free and open to the public

Everyone remembers bringing a treasured possession to school and telling their friends why they loved it so much.  Why should schoolchildren have all the fun? Now everyone will have the chance to share the story behind their favorite possessions at Show and Tell in Cherry Hill with Mary Danielsen of Documented Legacy. The public is invited to bring old photos, letters, and family mementos to show and tell the stories behind them. These cherished possessions open the attic to our memory and become sentimental family reunions. Show and Tell is a fun way to begin preserving family stories. Join us. It’s free.


Look for our upcoming webinars!

  • Life Story Writing
  • Best Practices Using Flip-Pal Mobile Scanners
  • How to Begin Preserving Stuff That’s Your Family History.