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Posts Tagged Family History



  • 2014 Memory Jar Project

    2014 Memory Jar I have been reading about the concept of “Happiness Jars.” In Elizabeth Gilbert’s blockbuster memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” she started a project where she would write down things that have made her happy each day on l...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

  • 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

  • Family Photo Album

    I met this guy at a party the other night and when I told him that I was a personal historian and biographer, he became really, really excited. He said to me, “I have to show you this album I did with my son for his 5th grade class project. ” He...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

  • More on Geni.com and My Genealogical Family Tree

    Late last year I started a family genealogy tree on Geni.com and blogged about what exactly Geni is. Recently my parents were in town visiting and my dad and I sat down for a couple of hours at Geni.com, armed with an old genealogical tree that I had roughly ...

    Read more  ●  Monday, May 5th, 2008

  • Photographs or Snapshots?

    Typical snapshot taken of my son. My father, Martin Elkort, is a collected and noteworthy photographer. His body of work, shot during a period of enormous possibility in our country, evokes feelings of both excitement and nostalgia in those that view and col...

    Read more  ●  Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

  • 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 highl...

    Read more  ●  Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

  • Survey Reveals Americans’ Surprising Lack of Family Knowledge

    Flickr photo: johnewootton Latest Ancestry.com Survey Shows How Little Americans Know About Their Families; Holidays Perfect Time to Get to Know Family Better PROVO, Utah, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Are you among the one-third of Americans who cannot name ...

    Read more  ●  Saturday, December 8th, 2007

  • Texas Governor’s Mansion Damaged by Fire

    (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck) This weekend, the historic Texas Governor’s Mansion caught fire and much of the 152 year old structure was seriously damaged. Arson is suspected and an investigation is under way. Fortunately, at the time, the mansion was unde...

    Read more  ●  Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

  • 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. ...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, November 15th, 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 bes...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, November 29th, 2007

  • Transferring 8mm & 16mm film to DVD

    We get a lot old format film transferred to DVD work and I wanted to take the time to discuss this service and our perspective on it. Lots of you have boxes of old film laying around in the closets. Some of you have projectors but most of you don’t and...

    Read more  ●  Monday, February 25th, 2008

  • Trusting Your Film & Photos to a Service Provider

    I was at a networking event a couple nights ago and had a great conversation with two gentlemen about a variety of issues; personal, domestic and global. At some point, we began talking about our services and what specifically we do at Legacy Multimedia. One...

    Read more  ●  Thursday, February 28th, 2008