Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of Dec 6, 2019

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of Dec 6, 2019

Oral History Topics In brief: Untold stories, bad deeds, record-breaking ballerina, and more C-ville https://www.c-ville.com/in-brief-untold-stories-bad-deeds-record-breaking-ballerina-and-more/ Capturing The Story Of Seeds WYSO (radio)...

Two Writing and Research Tips for Transcribing Video and Audio Files

Two Writing and Research Tips for Transcribing Video and Audio Files

After hours of transcribing audio or video files of your family stories and events, you may discover that your mind gets into a rhythm: Listen, think, type, edit; Listen, think, type, edit; Listen, think, type, edit. The chorus to this song is when you stop to think...

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of Nov. 29, 2019

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of Nov. 29, 2019

Gift Guide: Biographies and memoirs TED Ideas https://ideas.ted.com/gift-guide-biographies-and-memoirs/ The Nature Writing That Helped Me Fall In Love With Nature Book Riot https://bookriot.com/2019/11/18/nature-writing/ [The following is a great tribute article] The...

The Driving Lesson Of Passing On Values

The Driving Lesson Of Passing On Values

In October 2010, I took a road trip with my mother, Nina Camuti Danielsen, to upstate New York. Along the way we talked about life lessons and values. On breaks from driving, I dove into my notebook to write down everything she said.  I asked her: Life hasn’t been...

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of November 22, 2019

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of November 22, 2019

The following stories and posts are geared toward helping you brainstorm your own life story and memoir projects. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a life story oral history project for a loved one, as a holiday gift, please contact us at...

DIY Transcribe Your Audio and Video Files

DIY Transcribe Your Audio and Video Files

  You could be putting your family history at risk if you’ve never shared the recorded stories or videos that you have stored in binders, backup drives, or closets. It’s even risky having old projects stored on print-on-demand websites without ever having ordered...

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of Nov 15, 2019

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of Nov 15, 2019

An ethical will is a personally written letter – or an audio or video recording – that shares your feelings, thoughts, beliefs, values and life lessons learned that you wish to pass on to the next generation. It is a tremendous compliment to your legal documents, such as a living will or last will and testament.

Five Reasons Why You Should Transcribe Your Family Stories

Five Reasons Why You Should Transcribe Your Family Stories

The stories of our lives and those of our ancestors bring a greater sense of foundation and meaning to those whom they are shared. As we race to preserve the life stories of aging family members while they are still living there is a case to be made for transcribing...

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of Sept 27, 2019

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of Sept 27, 2019

The following recent news stories and blogs discuss oral history, memoir writing, editing, and preserving the legacy of families and communities. Enjoy. Paralyzed author writes about loss and grief in book written with his eyes. CTV News...