Tributes & Video Biographies
Sharing Life Stories, Connecting Generations, Preserving Legacies

Archive for 2007



  • Creating an Oral History to Preserve Unique Life Stories

    Flickr photo: c-weiss First of all, what is oral history? Put simply it is a collection of testimonies by living persons to record their unique life stories. They are not based on gossip, hearsay or rumors. Instead, oral histories are chronicles of direct observations ...

    Read more  ●  Monday, December 3rd, 2007

  • Family History Cookbooks

    I don’t know if this is a new trend or not but I’ve been noticing an abundance of family memoir cookbooks. These cookbooks will typically serve up recipes that have been passed down from one generation to another along with photos of the family, slices of da...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

  • Finding Home

    Flickr photo:jambo13 A couple of weeks ago I was reading a blog by Keith Ferrazzi, marketing guru and well known author of Never Eat Alone, and Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time. He had a poignant post, a tribute to his Aunt Rose, who had died that v...

    Read more  ●  Friday, December 21st, 2007

  • From Nashville – It’s the lovin’ of the game

    I am writing this post from my hotel room in Franklin Tennessee, just outside Nashville, where I am attending the Association of Personal Historians annual conference. I’ve just wrapped up a whirlwind day of workshops, networking, video shares, personal storytelli...

    Read more  ●  Saturday, November 10th, 2007

  • From Nashville – Listen

    The theme of this year’s Association of Personal Historians conference is “Listen.” When I looked up the word listen in the dictionary, the main definition was “hear” although there was a footnote explainig that: “to listen is to try ...

    Read more  ●  Sunday, November 11th, 2007

  • Geni Family Tree

    My friend Ed Schipul just told me about this amazing website, Geni.com. Now I am totally addicted to it. What Geni is, is a family networking tool that allows you to create a family tree using an extremely simple web interface. When you set up your tree, you add people ...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

  • Gift Options For Family Researchers Abound

    This week marks the beginning of the holiday gift-giving season. Perhaps you are wondering what you might give to a fellow family history researcher or genealogist, or maybe your family and friends are asking you for hints. Simple, practical gifts include a disposable c...

    Read more  ●  Friday, November 23rd, 2007

  • Journey of Mankind

    The Bradshaw Foundation, in association with Stephen Oppenheimer, presents a virtual global journey of modern man over the last 160,000 years. The map will show for the first time the interaction of migration and climate over this period. We are the descendants of a few...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

  • Let’s Say Thanks

    I just found out about a website, http://www.letssaythanks.com, where you can send postcards of thanks to our U.S. troops stationed overseas thanks to the Xerox corporation. You pick the card you want from a large selection of designs submitted by children across the co...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

  • New Traditions

    It’s only three more days until one of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving, is once again upon us. Celebrated annually for almost 400 years now, this is a time we come together with family and friends to give thanks for abundance and all we have to be grateful for...

    Read more  ●  Monday, November 19th, 2007