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


  • 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 i...

    Read more  ●  Friday, May 29th, 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...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

  • Creating a Beautiful Family Tree

    Aside from creating a family history so that future generations of your family will know who you are, one of the nicer gifts you can give your family is a graphical representation of your family tree. I recently learned about Arbor Arts, an online company th...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

  • Dick Eastman Reviews Maureen Taylor’s New Book “The Last Muster”

    My friend Maureen Taylor, aka The Photo Detective, just published her newest book, “The Last Muster.” “A remarkable work of documentary history, The Last Muster is a collection of rare nineteenth-century photographic images—primarily dagu...

    Read more  ●  Monday, July 12th, 2010

  • Effective Interviewing Techniques for Video Histories

    Flickr Photo: Walter Grubmuller While every interviewee is unique in his or her own way, there are several things you can do in advance to help make the process go more smoothly to yield better results. There are also some proven techniques that can be appli...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, January 10th, 2008

  • Family Business

    The idea of creating a family history or genealogical tree, while a formidable task, sometimes occurs to us as quite simple. We enroll all our family members into this meaningful project. They all go through their media, (photos, old reels of film, mementos)...

    Read more  ●  Saturday, January 26th, 2008

  • Family History at Family Dinner Table

    I was reading a blog posting at the Science of Raising Happy Kids where the author, Christine Carter, Ph.D. suggested wrote, “Research shows that telling stories about your shared past creates strong and secure emotional bonds, which directly impacts h...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

  • 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 b...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

  • Friday Dec. 2, 2011 – Tonight’s Guest on GeneaBloggers Talk Radio

    I will be one of three guest speakers on tonight’s GeneaBloggers Radio – Episode 45 The title of the show is “Capturing Family Memories – All Year Round” and you can login online here to listen:

    Read more  ●  Friday, December 2nd, 2011

  • 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 d...

    Read more  ●  Friday, November 23rd, 2007