Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of July 12

Looking for ideas for great summer reading that aren’t all memoirs. Try this: 14 Books That Make Excellent Travel Companions. Kirkus Reviews http://bit.ly/2XTxNRy The following is a list of news stories and blogs we’ve been reading regarding life story writing, oral...

Creating Dinnertime Conversations With Your Children

The life stories we cherish enough to share someday all begin with conversations and experiences. While raising a family, it can be difficult to carve out time in our day for meaningful conversations with our young children. For the last few years I’ve been following...

Life Story Roundup – Week of June 28, 2019

Life Story Roundup - Week of June 28, 2019 The following is a list of news stories and blogs we’ve been reading regarding life story writing, oral history, preservation, memoir, community projects and memory keeping tips. Enjoy!   16 Family Tradition Ideas to...

Ten Questions To Convince You To Record Your Life Stories

  People have many reasons for being hesitant to record life stories. Among the greatest push backs is that they don’t believe they’ve done anything spectacular in their life. They were not a NASA scientist, didn’t invent something, run for public office, or win...

Life Story Blog Roundup – Week of June 21, 2019

The following is a list of news stories and blogs we’ve been reading regarding life story writing, oral history, preservation, memoir, community projects and memory keeping tips. Enjoy!   10 Best Millennial Memoirs by Women in 2019: Must reads covering mental...

Life Story Questions for LBGTQ Pride Month

Watching my first Philly Pride Parade earlier this month I was awestruck by all the life stories that walked, rolled and danced by me. It was joyful and in moments like that stories flow like clear mountain streams. They’re pure and keep tumbling. I talked about it in...

Ten Reasons Why You Should Hire A Personal Historian

Recording and writing family stories is a personal business. Until the moment you begin documenting your life to share with others, it’s all private. In the process you are touching on the raw emotions of life, one you’ve actually lived. So why would you hire a...

Life Story Blog Roundup

We will be introducing weekly news and product information on life story writing, memoir, preservation and memory keeping tips. Simply click on the headline to link to the story. Enjoy!    What I Found In My Grandfather’s Hundreds of Journals  The Atlantic    Do...

What Does A Personal Historian Do

  Many people think personal historians are simply genealogists. Some are.  Whenever I’m asked this question I often joke that if the professions of genealogy and archiving mated their offspring it would likely be a personal historian.  We’re storytellers. A...