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

Media Archiving



  • Anatomy of an Archival Scrapbook Project

    We are in the process of wrapping up a large scrapbook project for a client that has been such a delight to work on that I wanted to share the project and the process we’ve gone through as I believe many of my readers may have similar such scrapbooks and...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, January 19th, 2010



  • Archival Photo and Slide Scanning Services

    Flickr photo: catcetera In January of 2008, Money Magazine wrote an article comparing 6 of the most popular scanning services. They sent 40 prints to the six different companies and rated them on cost, turnaround time and scan quality. The top rated company wa...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 12th, 2008



  • Beyond Wills and Trusts – What Do You Do With Your Intellectual Property?

    Most people that have families take on the onerous and reflective task of writing a will which provides instructions for the distribution and disposable of our physical assets after we die. Some are very complicated and involve the establishment of trusts to by...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011



  • 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 preserve...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, January 8th, 2009



  • Creating a Storyboard for Multimedia Projects

    Flickr photo: Sthomas01 A storyboard is an essential tool for laying out a video or film project to communicate the look of a piece, to show how a story or plot unfolds and to organize the sequence of scenes before any time or money has been spent on studio se...

    Read more  ●  Friday, September 5th, 2008



  • Every Memory of Your Life Stored Forever – MyLifeBits Project

    Gordon Bell What would it look like if you had a computer with every single memory stored on it forever? You would be able to access every webpage you’ve ever looked at, every email you’ve read, every photo you’ve taken or been in, videos of...

    Read more  ●  Friday, April 4th, 2008



  • 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 dis...

    Read more  ●  Friday, November 23rd, 2007



  • Hope Chest

    Flickr photo: pboomerx A Hope Chest was originally used as a dowry. It was property that a woman owned and brought into her marriage. Some women could not find a suitable husband, for various factors; therefore, the dowry was used as a way of enticing a man in...

    Read more  ●  Monday, November 24th, 2008



  • How I Save and Archive My Digital Photos

    I spend a lot of time flying back and forth between Houston and Los Angeles to visit my family. The flight is 3 hours and last year I made a commitment to spend that three hour time period working on sorting, identifying and tagging all of my digital photos. B...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, January 25th, 2011



  • How To Backup and Store Your Digital Photo Files

    Flickr photo: Chas.™ Last week I blogged about how I have been organizing and tagging all my digital photos during frequent 3 hour flights. I received several comments and questions from readers about what to do with those photos once they are tagged and org...

    Read more  ●  Friday, February 4th, 2011