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 Pass Down to Your Kids and Grandchildren

(See Happiness Jar idea)

Yahoo Lifestyle from Country Living


Life Stories

Project asks residents to ‘Listen:

The Community Speaks’

Fauquier Times (Va)


Residents contribute stories, photos of East Town

The Globe (Joblin, Mo.)


Festivals of History in South Dakota

High Plains Reader


International Museum of the Horse shares discoveries 

from History Harvests for African American equestrians

The Lane Report


Immigration: A Japanese American Newspaper Chronicles The Searing HIstory of Immigrant Incarceration




Purple pen helps honor teacher’s legacy

Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, IA


Oral History

Researchers Uncover History of Former Coal Community

West Virginia Public Broadcasting


New book by Bradford man, 95 remembers The Days of Summer long past

(When W. Robert Sturgeon was growing up, Bradford was a town of 1,000 people with one police officer, who worked with his dog)