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  • 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...

    Read more  ●  Monday, November 2nd, 2009



  • 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 ...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011



  • Digital Mourning – Grief In The Online Age

    I have talked a lot on my blog and on Facebook about how the digital world has changed our relationship and concept of memoir. With each national disaster, we turn to Facebook, Twitter and other online websites to find out what happened, then understand the ...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, February 28th, 2013



  • 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



  • Kronomy, Another New Social Media Tool

    I have been playing around with a new online application called Kronomy (this site is no longer available). I’m not really ready to show the world my creation on there but let me tell you a bit about it. There is a concept called collective consciousne...

    Read more  ●  Saturday, August 16th, 2008



  • More News on Geni.com

    Photo courtesy: geni.com I’ve mentioned Geni.com a few times in this blog. It’s one of my favorite social networking tools that enable its users to find and stay in touch with their relatives as they capture and share their family’s histor...

    Read more  ●  Sunday, July 27th, 2008



  • Our Top Six Online Memorial Websites

    Ryan Brenizer It’s human nature to want to memorialize someone who has recently died. We want people to know who they were by allowing friends and family to come together and provide thoughts, insights and memories of the departed. Online, this is big b...

    Read more  ●  Monday, March 5th, 2012



  • Social Media Presentation at The Association of Personal Historians 2009 Annual Conference

    Compfight Photo: fredcavazza I am going to be presenting a workshop on Social Media at the Association of Personal Historians 2009 Annual Conference in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (outside of Philadelphia) October 21-25, 2009. If you’re not familiar wit...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, August 18th, 2009



  • The Generation Network’s MyFamily.com

    There are several family networking sites available online these days, competing for your business. I’ve already discussed my personal favorite, Geni.com in several posts. A friend of mine recently told me about MyFamily.com. Over the past five years o...

    Read more  ●  Sunday, August 31st, 2008



  • The Power of Social Media

    Flickr photo: shohei?? Last weekend my husband and I dropped into Guitar Center to do some window shopping. My husband has been looking for the ‘right’ guitar for close to a year now and usually he plinks around for 15 minutes and then we leave. ...

    Read more  ●  Friday, July 25th, 2008