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September 30, 2019

The experience of creating a website to save and distribute my family's 100+ year old photo album.

December 28, 2018

As the holiday season ends, often these have been days of memories. It is that time when stories of the past come to the fore just before the focus turns to the next year. Whether 2018 has been a wonderful year, an average year, or a year best forgotten, it too will take a place in each of our personal lore. 


August 3, 2018

These past few months I've been working with family story searches. For one person I searched for local information that would corroborate details and give more visual context to his genealogy search. For another person I searched for a marriage and a birth certificate to support her application for a historical...

February 16, 2018

When is it the right time to capture someone's stories and life memories? It's so easy to put it off, to think "There will be a better time when there are more people here." But the truth is - and this is a cliche in so many ways - there's never a perfect time. There's just the "now" time. 

In an earlier post I w...

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