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Archive for November, 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

  • 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

  • Photo Albums Don’t Hold the Memories, People Do

    This past summer I stayed at a bed and breakfast in Colorado. It was a beautiful, well-restored Victorian home and in the parlor, hung many turn-of-the-century photos of the home and of some its residents. I asked the proprietor if she knew who the people were. She had ...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

  • Researching Your Family History – Part 1

    Tracing your roots, discovering your origins, getting to know your ancestors and learning of your cultural past is a richly rewarding experience that can benefit you and your family for many generations to come. This is especially important in today’s highly mobile, f...

    Read more  ●  Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

  • Researching Your Family History – Part 2

    This is a continuation of my post from last week on researching your family history. There are also many other blogs that focus on tracing family histories, restoring old photos, converting aging materials to newer formats and sharing your fondest memories with others o...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, November 8th, 2007

  • Taking Better Photos at Family Events

    Whether you’ve made the jump to digital or are still using film, here are some tips that can help you make the photos of your holiday and family events even more memorable. Don’t be afraid to get close:While group shots are important, remember to take photo...

    Read more  ●  Sunday, November 25th, 2007

  • Thanks For The Memories

    Shortly after my husband Loren and I married, we moved to San Francisco to start our new careers and new life. As the moving van was pulling up in front of our new apartment, we noticed two small children sitting on the stoop of the apartment two doors down. Kent was ab...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, November 15th, 2007

  • The Ultimate Gift

    I watched the movie, “The Ultimate Gift” this past weekend and really loved it. If you are unfamiliar with it, it’s a movie adaptation of Jim Stovall’s popular novel (link is on the right in our Recommended Reads). It’s basically the story ...

    Read more  ●  Monday, November 5th, 2007

  • Thinking of Getting a New Video Camera for Christmas?

    Flickr photo courtesy: George D Thompson I’ve recently started my holiday shopping frenzy and while buying gifts for others, I’m usually motivated to buy something for my favorite person, me! One of the items I have been considering lately is a new video c...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

  • Tim Russert writes of fathers’ advice and love

    From MSNBC Article: In his book, ‘Wisdom of Our Fathers,’ the ‘Meet the Press’ host shares stories from daughters and sons about lessons they learned from their dads. After Tim Russert’s book about his father, “Big Russ & Me,” became a best-seller, h...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, November 29th, 2007

  • Time to Write That Holiday Letter

    Flickr photo courtesy GraceFoto<3 The annual tradition of the holiday letter is a great way to keep in touch with our far-flung loved ones; an opportunity to update friends and family on career changes, family news and other achievements of the past year. Often it&#...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

  • Welcome to our new blog

    With the launch of our new, improved web site, Legacy Multimedia is proud to present the inaugural edition of our new blog. In the past we have maintained a bi-monthly e-newsletter called The Souvenir to provide helpful hints and tips about preserving your family histor...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, November 1st, 2007