family history

An Interview on The Life Story Coach Podcast

An Interview on The Life Story Coach Podcast

I was recently interviewed on The Life Story Coach podcast about my book, Creating Family Archives: How to Preserve Your Papers and Photographs

Hosted by Amy Woods Butler, a personal historian and life story writer, The Life Story Coach helps listeners build careers as professional writers of personal and family histories.

An Interview on Genealogy Happy Hour

An Interview on Genealogy Happy Hour

I was recently interviewed on the Genealogy Happy Hour podcast about my book, Creating Family Archives: How to Preserve Your Papers and PhotographsConsidering that I just got back from a red eye flight from Portland, Oregon for the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists, I think I did pretty good!

Free E-Course: Save Your Legacy in 7 Days

Free E-Course: Save Your Legacy in 7 Days

Once you know some archival basics, you can adapt professional methods to your family's archives. As a result, you can confidently sort through your family treasures and discover the stories they hold. You can more comfortably make decisions about items worth preserving, and you can wisely invest the resources you have available for the project. You will be in charge of your history instead of the other way around. 

Detailing Dad’s Life Story

Detailing Dad’s Life Story

“I wish I'd asked Dad while he was around.”

Far too often, my clients tell me that they regret not interviewing their father about his life story as they create their family archives

For this Father’s Day, why not conduct an oral history interview of your father? You’ll not only create a memory, but you will capture stories for the next generation

How to Preserve Polaroids

How to Preserve Polaroids

I was given a Polaroid camera when I was a teenager that I loved. I liked the look of the photos and the ability to have photos developed instantly. In the course of creating my family archives, I found many of those old photographs and wondered what was the best way to preserve them.

Save Your Memories Before It's Too Late

Save Your Memories Before It's Too Late

Everything you own and love will fall apart.

Archivists and preservation professionals try to slow down this process as much as possible. Lucky for you, you have access to the techniques utilized to save the finest and rarest artifacts to protect your family treasures.