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Archive for 2009



  • 2009 Association of Personal Historians Conference in Valley Forge

    If you follow me on any of the social media platforms such as Twitter (@stefanitwyford) or Facebook, you’ll know that I spent the previous week at the 2009 Association of Personal Historians Conference in Valley Forge Pennsylvania. Having never been to the Philad...

    Read more  ●  Monday, November 2nd, 2009

  • 50 Most Popular Genealogy Websites for 2009

    ProGenealogists. a consortium of professional genealogists who specialize in genealogical, forensic, and family history research, just published their annula list of the 50 most popular genealogy websites for 2009 on their website. Genealogy is the #1 hobby in America r...

    Read more  ●  Friday, May 29th, 2009

  • Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston Texas

    Yesterday I was visiting with Susan Kaufman, the Manager at the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston. I have been meaning to get down to the Clayton Library and talk with Susan for some time and we finally made it happen yesterday. If you’r...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

  • Concepting and Scriptwriting Tips for Family Video Productions

    Flickr photo: Meg Part 2 of a series about capturing the joy of family events on video Last week I introduced this series about creating videos to capture the joy of family events and special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and holiday get-togethers....

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

  • Create Your Own Family Bible

    Flickr photo: Wonderlane We often do large photo archiving projects for families that involve scanning and creating digital records of photos albums, boxes of loose photos, newspaper articles, certificates and other family mementos that a family wants preserved. Famili...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, January 8th, 2009

  • Days With My Father by Philip Toledano

    My son recently sent me a link to a beautiful website called “Days With My Father.” It is a beautiful and sentimental photo gallery done by a professional photographer with his writings about dealing with the final stages of his father’s Alzheimers Dis...

    Read more  ●  Monday, November 23rd, 2009

  • Finding Your Family Online

    Flickr photo:mweitkamp In the news yesterday is a story about a couple who are engaged and planning to wed soon. What makes this story really unusual is that they have the same name, Kelly Hildebrandt, and they met on Facebook. One night (female) Kelly was bored and ty...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

  • Holiday Ideas for Creating Family History Projects

    Flickr photo: Alexcentric This is the time of year when we gather with our families and close friends and community to celebrate the holidays. It’s a special time of year often accompanied by many traditions, some of them passed down many generations, some of the...

    Read more  ●  Friday, December 18th, 2009

  • How Much Should You Pay A Personal Historian?

    Dan Curtis, my friend and fellow Personal Historian in Victoria, BC, recently penned this excellent blog posting on determining the costs of a personal history. This article tackles head-on, the perceived discrepancies of pricing when shopping for a historian. From the...

    Read more  ●  Monday, July 13th, 2009

  • Lily Koppel’s “The Red Leather Diary”

    If you follow me on any of the social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, then you know a couple of weeks ago I spent the week in Valley Forge Pennsylvania at the Association of Personal Historians annual conference. It was an amazing five days (plus I tacked ...

    Read more  ●  Friday, November 13th, 2009