oral history

Preserve Your Travel Memories

Preserve Your Travel Memories

I've crafted a travel memory workbook with 30 questions to capture family memories about their travels. The questions are crafted to give you more than yes or no answers and are tailored to uncover information about your loved ones. You can ask family members about their favorite trips, or use it yourself to write the next Eat, Pray, Lov

Celebrate the Festival of Lights

Celebrate the Festival of Lights

Families gather together to celebrate the Festival of Lights because it brings warmth, hope, and coziness to our lives. Hanukkah is traditionally celebrated by lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, and eating foods like latkes, or potato pancakes. Chocolate gelt, a candy that gets its name from the Yiddish word for money, is another popular treat.

Save Your Family Recipes

Save Your Family Recipes

As Thanksgiving and the holidays approach, I wanted to create a 40-question guide that could capture these special food-related memories. I crafted a list of questions to record as much information about a favorite family recipe as possible. As you gather together over a meal, take a moment to ask about the nuances of your favorite dishes. 

Write Your Life Story with 300 Personal History Questions

Write Your Life Story with 300 Personal History Questions

The creation of personal histories preserves our lives, making the specifics of our life available to our descendants forever. Whether written, spoken into a voice recorder, or recounted to the lens of a video camera, your stories are awaited by the most appreciative audience of all—your family. Far into the future, your family will read your words or listen to your voice and be grateful you took this time to put this gift together for them.

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