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10/04/2016 White, Sarah Writing Your Own Obit: a Chance to Reflect, Get It Right  (Byline: Melissa Kossler Dutton)
IN BRIEF: with several interviews, the author explores the increasing trend for self-written obituaries.
  abc news
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
multi-city, USA
 
09/16/2016 Coffin, Linda Oh, the stories they could tell. Preserving family stories is worth the work.  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: An article describing the value of saving family stories, along with the stories of precious heirlooms and photos.
  Chicago Tribune
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
"Primetime" Supplement
Distribution/Location Chicago area and suburbs
 
09/01/2016 Dwyer, Kit Have a Story to Tell? Your Personal Memoirist Is Here  (Byline: Aline Tegund)
IN BRIEF: “Our parents’ lives aren’t on the internet," Said Kit Dwyer, of Firsthand Memories in Colorado. "We can’t find out about them if we don’t speak to them. And it’s slipping away.”
  The New York Times
 
    SUMMARY: Personal Historian entrepreneurs are increasing in number. Even in an era when it seems every life is displayed on social media for the world to see, a whole generation is getting older, and its stories, if not written or otherwise recorded, will be lost. Serving that market is becoming a small-business enterprise.   Column/Show
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Distribution/Location online
 
08/07/2016 Wilbrink, Deborah Time To Tell Your Personal & Family History book review  (Byline: Rachel Gladstone)
IN BRIEF: Personal history how to guide by Deborah Wilbrink featured in Dish Magazine www.dishmag.com
  Dish Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: "Tracking down information about your heritage can be fun but it is often difficult to know where to start your journey. Luckily, Personal Historian and author Deborah Wilbrink knows just what to do and she leads the way into this often complicated process in her new book TIME TO TELL..."   Column/Show
All Booked Up
Distribution/Location national, international
 
05/23/2016 Coffin, Linda How historians, psychologists may help the ultrarich avoid squandering fortunes  (Byline: Jackie Crosby)
IN BRIEF: Wealth managers try new approach with top clients.
  Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
    SUMMARY: Financial firms that cater to the über-rich are hiring teams of historians, psychologists and experts in family dynamics as an unconventional business strategy. (see http://strib.mn/1P1uUPI)   Distribution/Location
Twin Cities and greater Minnesota
 
04/26/2016 Morgan, Alisha Do You Need a Personal Historian?  (Byline: Susan Adcox)
IN BRIEF: How to decide if you need a personal historian, and what to look for in a professional memoir writer.
  About.com
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Grandparenting Roles
Distribution/Location worldwide dist
 
04/02/2016 Morgan, Alisha How to Create a Memoir or Family History  (Byline: Susan Adcox)
IN BRIEF: The article is about grandparents creating memoirs as gifts for their grandchildren. The author lists businesses and services who can help create memoirs and family histories, as books or movies.
  About.com
 
    SUMMARY: "Alisha Morgan of Paperclipped Memories is a relative newcomer to personal history, but her services are more diverse than some. Her company, located in Tallahassee, will create the usual memory books but will also assist in the creation of family cookbooks, travel memoirs, pet books and many other products, including family tree word art. Paperclipped Memories provides services for those within a radius of 250 miles of Tallahassee."   Column/Show
Grandparenting Roles
Distribution/Location worldwide dist
 
03/16/2016 Pender, Steve Family Legacy Video  (Byline: Tina Sansone)
IN BRIEF: "Family Legacy Video offers an awesome opportunity to share your family history," writes genealogy columnist Tina Sansone. See article here: http://tinyurl.com/flv-print
  Germantown News
 
    SUMMARY: Genealogy columnist Tina Sansone describes the valuable legacy video services offered by Family Legacy Video, Inc.   Column/Show
Lifestyle
Distribution/Location Germantown, Tennessee
 
03/12/2016 Pender, Steve Family Legacy Video Review  (Byline: Tina Sansone)
IN BRIEF: Family Legacy Video® offers an awesome opportunity to share your family history.
  BellaOnline-The Voice of Women
 
    SUMMARY: Genealogist Tina Sansone describes the legacy video services offered by Family Legacy Video, Inc.    
 
03/07/2016 Twyford, Stefani Creating My Father’s Legacy: Martin Elkort’s Photography  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: 
  Feminine Collective
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Global
 
03/01/2016 Frost, Mary Beth Memoirs - How Ordinary People Share Their Extraordinary Lives  (Byline: Mary Beth Frost)
IN BRIEF: This article encourages local "ordinary" people to record their unique life stories. It also provides information about various local resources to help them accomplish this goal.
  Duluth Superior Living magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Is memoir writing only for the rich and famous? No! This article contains examples of everyday people who have written their life stories using various methods and local resources. The personal stories provide encouragement to conquer fears and get started on this rewarding journey by taking a memoir writing class or hiring a professional.   Column/Show
People - p. 30
Distribution/Location Duluth, Minnesota, Superior Wisconsin and surround
 
02/23/2016 Pender, Steve A Savory Spotlight  (Byline: Sheri Savory - Tina Sansone)
IN BRIEF: Video biographer Steve Pender is a guest on the A Savory Spotlight podcast.
  LA Talk Radio
 
    SUMMARY: Video biographer Steve Pender chats with A Savory Spotlight podcast hosts Sheri Savory and Tina Sansone about the value of preserving life stories on video.   Column/Show
A Savory Spotlight
Distribution/Location
 
02/10/2016 Twyford, Stefani Stefani Twyford – Memory Maker & Renaissance Woman  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Stefani Twyford is more than just a memory maker and a renaissance woman, she is remarkable, funny, charming and kind and if you want to preserve your story, we highly suggest you give Legacy Multimedia a call.
  J-Vibe Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: You can never tell a book by its cover. You can’t just read the inside cover or the final page to know the real story, and that’s also the case when you meet someone and hear their story. Everyone has a story to tell. Some people tell it through the written word, some people say it by word of mouth and some people tell it through film. Stefani Twyford is a memory maker by telling other peoples stories through film. Some of these people are everyday people that want to preserve their memories for the next generations to come, and some are change makers who wish to preserve their accomplishments for the future and not to be forgotten. But, Stefani is more than that, she is a Renaissance woman and, like many women, has lived many different lives, reinvented herself and is fascinating.   Distribution/Location
Houston, TX
 
02/05/2016 Wilbrink, Deborah Step on the Heartbridge: 50 Ways to Meet Your Lover  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Connect with others through sharing family stories about meeting loved ones. Download Feb issue to see article.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: A sure way to connect with others of different age, lifestyle or culture is to ask how they met a loved one. Several stories are shared from different generations. Visit someone lonely and ask about the past.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee and online
 
01/31/2016 Carroll, Susan Every picture tells your story: How to organize photos  (Byline: Kristen Jordan Shamus)
IN BRIEF: Importance of saving your stories.
  Detroit Free Press
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Life
Distribution/Location Michigan
 
01/31/2016 Groves, Deanne  (Byline: Deanne Groves)
IN BRIEF: Story of a woman who chose a different career than most in 1957.
  The Newsstar
 
    SUMMARY: Burnley is a woman who, in 1957, graduated from college and found a federal job at a top secret government installation in Alabama. She had never been away from home but she went and it started a life adventure for her.   Column/Show
Feature story
Distribution/Location NELA
 
01/28/2016 Wilbrink, Deborah Writing Your Ethical Will  (Byline: Ruth Leibovitz)
IN BRIEF: Ethical wills are important pieces of your legacy. What they are and how to go about it, including ask a personal historian and visit APH website.
  Williamson County Herald and website
 
    SUMMARY: History of ethical wills and types, refers to "Having the Last Say, Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story" by Alan Gelb, APH, and "Time To Tell" by Deborah Wilbrink. Motivational and convincing.   Column/Show
Commentary
Distribution/Location Williamson County Tennessee & International online
 
01/04/2016 Wilbrink, Deborah Save Your Life Story: The Benefits of Memoir  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: An introduction to memoir with six benefits for you.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Memoir introduced for the general reader, with real-life contemporary examples. Six benefits are: Preservation, Revelation, Education, Family Connection, Mental Stimulation and Self-Awareness.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
12/30/2015 Forman, Alex home-for-the-holidays-end-of-the-year-conversations  (Byline: Alex Forman)
IN BRIEF: The value of Holiday conversations
  APH Blog
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
12/15/2015 Summers, Bruce An Entrepreneur at heart wants to turn his passion into a full-time job.  (Byline: Kimberly Palmer)
IN BRIEF: Bruce Summers continues his shift from nonprofit career to Personal Historian
  AARP Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Bruce gets career advice as he continues to expand his personal history consulting practice. Bruce started dreaming about starting an "oral history" business in the 1980s, then spent 30 years in nonprofit management. A life and business coach provides good advice as he continues to expand his Personal History business. A friend and client shared,“Sometimes there is something that you were just born to do, and for Bruce, this is it. He is really gifted at drawing people out,” says Mostrom, who was Summers’s first client. She wants him to build his business not just for his own satisfaction, but because it’s important work: “When our parents are gone, their insights, experiences, memories and perspectives are lost to us forever unless we had the foresight to capture them.” The article Appeared in AARP Magazine Dec 2015 to Jan 2016 edition, page 17.   Column/Show
Work & Jobs - Work Life Balance
Distribution/Location National, United States
 
12/10/2015 Pender, Steve Family Legacy Video featured again on Tucson radio  (Byline: Steve Pender)
IN BRIEF: Family Legacy president Steve Pender makes a second appearance on a local Tucson radio station.
  KVOI-AM
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Wake Up! Tucson
Distribution/Location Tucson, Arizona; international via Family Legacy V
 
12/03/2015 Nobile, Arielle Making a documentary can take big step to ensure family business continuity  (Byline: Arielle Nóbile)
IN BRIEF: Article takes reader through a fictional composite of a real family in business together and the struggles they face with communicating their history, values, and future wishes to the rising generation.
  Smart Business Online
 
    SUMMARY: Explores how when this family embarks on the Legacy filmmaking process, power dynamics within the family shift and lasting communication changes bring them closer to one another.    
 
11/15/2015 Nobile, Arielle Legacy Connections Films Lets Families Tell Their Stories  (Byline: Simon Murray)
IN BRIEF: A reporter interviewed me over breakfast and wrote a chronicle of how I went from actress to filmmaker to Legacy filmmaker.
  The North Shore Weekend
 
    SUMMARY: A very thorough and entertaining examination of the past 10 years of my business. From my NYU education to 9/11 to working at Piven Theatre and Second City, it is a look at the evolution of my work and career.   Column/Show
Sunday Breakfast
Distribution/Location North Shore of Chicago
 
11/06/2015 Carroll, Susan Memoir workshop coming to Chesterfield Township Library  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Announcing our upcoming workshop at the Chesterfield Twp Library
  The Voice
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Life
Distribution/Location Northern Macomb and St Clair counties, Michigan
 
10/07/2015 Nobile, Arielle Lafayette film company celebrating 10 years  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Short article highlighting my work over these 10 years.
  Colorado Hometown Weekly
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
09/20/2015 White, Sarah Around Town: East Side History Club raising money to reprint popular album  (Byline: Mathew DeFour)
IN BRIEF: The local history club I co-founded is featured in this article about a fundraising event for publishing a second edition of our popular 2008 history book.
  Wisconsin State Journal
 
    SUMMARY: "In another sign of the East Side’s rapid rejuvenation, a local history club is planning a second edition of a popular 2008 history album of the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara neighborhood. "… The book is described as being similar to the local geography — “a crazy quilt stitched together from the contributions of the people who have lived and worked here.” "The first 400 copies sold at the grand opening of the Goodman Community Center on Waubesa Street in September 2008. Since then the neighborhood has continued a rapid transformation with a slew of new restaurants, brew pubs and shops spurred by a new wave of young professionals and parents. "White said the goal is to raise $26,000 to print another 2,000 copies, though with plenty of new material. Many others have come forward with old photos or information about nearly forgotten businesses. Unlike the original, the new album will include side-by-side, then-and-now photos, White said."   Distribution/Location
Dane County, Wisconsin region
 
09/11/2015 Kadel Taras, Stephanie Ann Arbor City Club to Host Lunch Talk with A2SO Conductor Arie Lipsky  (Byline: Jenn McKee)
IN BRIEF: Stephanie Kadel Taras of TimePieces Personal Biographies interviews symphony conductor about his life story in front of an audience.
  Ann Arbor News
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
09/10/2015 Voell, Mary Patricia Legacies Partners with The View At Pine Ridge  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Combining both Legacies in-house storytelling programs with community outreach efforts, the halls of The View at Pine Ridge will be filled with new storied chapters.
  Freeman & Enterprise Lake Country Newspaper
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Focus on Seniors
Distribution/Location Oconomowoc and Pewaukee, Wisconsin
 
08/30/2015 Tyrrell, Mary O'Brien The Art (and Business) of Storytelling  (Byline: Lorelei Stevens)
IN BRIEF: 
  Cape Cod Times
 
    SUMMARY: From Sept. 10, 2015 - October 10, 2015, each Thursday from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Jumpstart Your Memoirs Writing Business," will be taught as a continuing education course on Cape Cod.   Column/Show
Business Section, front page with photo
Distribution/Location Cape Cod, Massachusetts
 
08/10/2015 Pender, Steve Tools for legacy planning to help clients - and hold on to their inheritors  (Byline: Liz Skinner)
IN BRIEF: Family Legacy Video president Steve Pender is quoted in article on legacy planning in Investment News.
  Investment News
 
    SUMMARY: The article summarizes some strategies financial advisors can use to preserve legacies as they are passed from one generation to the next. Video biographies are mentioned as one way to do that.   Distribution/Location
The Web
 
08/06/2015 Nobile, Arielle The family filmmaker  (Byline: Wilmette native celebrates decade of making docume)
IN BRIEF: Arielle Nobile, a Wilmette native and New Trier graduate, makes documentary films centered on families with her company, Legacy Connections Films.
  The Wilmette Beacon,
 
    SUMMARY: Chronicles the inspiration Nobile had for becoming a documentary filmmaker, how she started her company 10 years ago, and what her process has been like over the years.   Column/Show
Life & Arts Cover Story
Distribution/Location Wilmette, Glencoe, Northfield, and Winnetka, IL
 
08/05/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Family Heritage on DVD Part 2: Expert Advice for Your Heirloom Video  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Use the Download button on the home page for the August issue to read how Anyone can record family interviews but make yours a favorite family movie with tips from personal historians who specialize in video.
  PAGE 5 Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Stefani Twyford, Julie Miller, Jane Shafron and Debbie Brodsky share their knowledge about making your video stand out! Download link is free from the magazine, also on their home page at http://maturelifestylestn.com   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location middle Tennessee
 
08/04/2015 Pender, Steve Family Legacy Video featured on Tucson radio.  (Byline: Steve Pender)
IN BRIEF: 
  KVOI 1030-AM
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Wake Up! Tucson
Distribution/Location Tucson, Arizona; also streaming on the Web.
 
07/08/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Family Heritage on DVD: Attorney Barbara Moss Makes Family DVDs for Gifts  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Elder law specialist and senior Barbara Moss records her family for gift DVDs. You can too, here are her tips! 1 of 2 parts
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Barbara Moss recognized the value of preserving family history. Starting with Dad and uncle, she makes DVDs about family members and gives them as Christmas presents for the last 5 years. She shares tips. Part 2 coming features personal historians who work in video.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location middle Tennessee
 
07/07/2015 Bloom, Dave Some of the Reasons why my Memory Sticks  (Byline: Dave Bloom)
IN BRIEF: Memories that stick and the benefits of reminiscing
  Esra Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Why is it that certain memories remain so powerfully embedded and come to the surface so readily, whilst others remain buried and irretrievable? From Proust to psychologists today who claim that reminiscence is therapeutic, we learn how important it is to remember and record our family histories   Column/Show
General
Distribution/Location Israel
 
06/28/2015 Groves, Deanne Aliscia Banks says Farewell to Families Helping Families  (Byline: Deanne Groves, Special to the News-Star)
IN BRIEF: Profile of director of non profit.
  The News-Star Daily Newspaper
 
    SUMMARY: Story of 23 years of service by Aliscia Banks to the families she supports through her non profit.   Column/Show
Features section of newspaper
Distribution/Location Northeast LA
 
06/23/2015 Clipsham, Sandy Guelph Top 40 Under 40  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Celebrating the Young Leaders In Our Community
  Guelph Mercury
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Special Supplement
Distribution/Location Guelph, Ontario, Canada
 
06/01/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Staying Able, Ed Zinkiewicz Coaches "How to Retire to A Better You"  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: 70 year old author coaches and writes to improve the active lifestyle of other retirees.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee magazine
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Voices
Distribution/Location middle Tennessee
 
05/28/2015 Lee, Suzanne Family stories shared at program  (Byline: Missy Rosenberry)
IN BRIEF: APH members Suzanne Lee and Taylor Whitney sponsor a multi-generational Show & Tell event for the public in Fairport, New York.
  Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester, New York
 
    SUMMARY: A multi-generational Show & Tell event was held at the Fairport Museum of Fairport, New York on May 9, 2015. The event was hosted by Suzanne Lee and Taylor Whitney of APH. Attendees brought photos, instruments, books, and collections and told the personal stories behind their objects. The event featured people both young and old, including a mother and daughter, who wanted to share their interesting and surprising stories with others.   Column/Show
Eastside Extra
Distribution/Location Rochester New York
 
05/26/2015 Bruetsch, D'Anne It is Time for Show & Tell  (Byline: Klassy Kat Productions)
IN BRIEF: Do you remember bringing a treasured possession to"school and telling your friends why you loved it so much? Now everyone will have the chance to do the same at a Show & Tell event on Saturday, May 30 at Hayward Senior Center.
  Tri-City Voice
 
    SUMMARY: Everyone young and old is invited to bring an item with a history and tell a story about it. Old photos, family mementos, and local history artifacts are just some examples. Anyone is welcome to share, or just come and listen.   Column/Show
What is Happening
Distribution/Location Hayward, Fremont, Union City area of California, w
 
05/10/2015 Williamson, Maryann On Mother's Day Let's Treasure The Women Who Made Us Who We AreD  (Byline: Aimee Heckel)
IN BRIEF: Mother's Day column on the importance of saving family stories
  The Daily Camera
 
    SUMMARY: Columnist Aimee Heckel writes about the significant female role models in her family and the importance of saving their stories. She highlights a local personal historian, Mary Ann Williamson, and her company (Family Tree Video Biographies) as a suggested way to save family stories.   Column/Show
Lifestyles
Distribution/Location Boulder County, Colorado
 
05/04/2015 Pender, Steve Tucson video biographer wins awards in two international competitions  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Family Legacy Video, Inc. receives two awards for a recent video biography.
  News Release
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
05/01/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Daughter Publishes 96 Year Old Mothers Book  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Wendy Wilson helps her mother Harriet Hackman publish a book that Hackman began 45 years ago. Self publishing and love across time is the focus.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Daughter Wendy Waldman gifts her mother, Harriet Hackman, with publication of the book Hackman began writing 45 years ago, featuring strong female characters and ahead of its time: Katha of Pentar. Article is a story of love amidst the book-publishing process.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location middle Tennessee
 
03/31/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Quilters & Personal Historian Collaborate- TV feature  (Byline: Emily Stroud)
IN BRIEF: Quilters'designs to illustrate a book & CD about personal history by Deborah Wilbrink. what is personal history? How do these quilts tie in?
  WBIR-TV Knoxville, TN (NBC)
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Five Alive at Four
Distribution/Location Knoxville & east Tennessee
 
03/25/2015 Uhl, Ruth Anne New studio records lives for posterity  (Byline: Bill Moss)
IN BRIEF: The Cheerful Word Life Stories Studio opens in historic downtown Hendersonville, NC.
  Hendersonville Lightning
 
    SUMMARY: On their Harley-Davidson rides to the NC mountains, Sam Uhl and her husband Mike had often agreed the, "If we could ever move here we should." The opportunity came in October of 2013 and the business has taken off. Adding business partner, Joe Kaplan and daughter and creative director, Meghan McDonald, The Cheerful Word is serving more clients in more ways than Sam ever thought initially possible.   Column/Show
Business
Distribution/Location Western North Carolina
 
03/25/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Personal History on Indie Bohemian Radio  (Byline: Ron Placone & Paulina Combow with Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Hosts explore personal history with author Deborah Wilbrink & play advance tracks from Time To Tell Your Family & Personal History
  WRFN Radio Nashville, Tennessee
 
    SUMMARY: Deborah also discusses her Kickstarter campaign, personal history in general.   Column/Show
Indie Bohemians with Ron Placone & Paulina Combow
Distribution/Location Nashville, TN
 
03/11/2015 Pender, Steve Preserve, celebrate and share your life stories  (Byline: KGUN9-TV)
IN BRIEF: Family Legacy Video, Inc. president Steve Pender speaks about video biographies on Tucson TV.
  KGUN9-TV, Tucson, Arizona
 
    SUMMARY: Award-winning video biographer and Family Legacy Video, Inc. president Steve Pender visits KGUN9-TV in Tucson to talk about preserving, celebrating and sharing life stories through video biographies.   Column/Show
The Morning Blend
Distribution/Location Tucson and International via the Web
 
03/10/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Saving Your Family History Gets Easier  (Byline: Staff)
IN BRIEF: New book with CD of original songs is coming out by Nashville personal historian Deborah Wilbrink.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 10
 
    SUMMARY: Persuade and motivate family members to save their life stories and family history with an entertaining book of stories and how-to tips. It comes with an original CD of motivating songs, too! Quilters will be illustrating the book by Deborah Wilbrink, personal historian and columnist.   Distribution/Location
Middle Tennessee
 
03/05/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Jim Rooney Is In It For the Long Run  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: 77 Year old tells of life in music: early folk scene & Nashville country music, & talks about his memoir, "In It for the Long Run."
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, Cover & p...
 
    SUMMARY: Jim Rooney, 77, discusses with eyewitness account the early folk music scene, Nashville recording life, his philosophy based on Classical studies, and his new memoir, "In It for the Long Run."   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
02/11/2015 Pender, Steve Family Legacy Video wins gold award  (Byline: Steve Pender)
IN BRIEF: Steve Pender, president of Tucson’s Family Legacy Video, Inc., has received a Gold Award from the 2015 AVA Digital Awards competition.
  News Release
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
02/09/2015 Collins, Natasha Literary Lovestories - a collection of  (Byline: Literary Lovestories - a collection of )
IN BRIEF: Nick Coffer, radio DJ at BBC Three Counties interviews Natasha Collins on her upcoming book requiring local couples to share their love story
  BBC Three Counties Radio
 
    SUMMARY: Nick Coffer, radio DJ at BBC Three Counties interviews Natasha Collins on her upcoming book requiring local couples to share their love story   Column/Show
Nick Coffer's lunchtime show
Distribution/Location Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire
 
02/02/2015 Collins, Natasha Barnet mother needs couples to write love book for relationship charity Mother Care  (Byline: Call out for couples with a tale of romance to sha)
IN BRIEF: Literary Lifestories to produces Literary Lovestories
  Hendon Times
 
    SUMMARY: Literary Lifestories to produces Literary Lovestories - a collection of How I Met tales from the county of Hertfordshire & beyond...    
 
02/02/2015 McNees, Pat Personal History segment, Seniors Today (Montgomery County, MD)  (Byline: Austin Heyman iinterviews Pat McNees and Debbie Br)
IN BRIEF: Seniors Today does stories for seniors and this segment was all about personal histories as a wonderful process (and product) for seniors.
  Montgomery County Cable
 
    SUMMARY: We had 9 minutes to explain (through an interview) what personal histories are, how and why they're done, and what it's like to do them professionally. Not much time, but it's enough, really.   Column/Show
Seniors Today
Distribution/Location Montgomery County, MD -- but it's online
 
02/01/2015 Collins, Natasha Tales of Romance  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Tales of Romance
  Hertfordshire Life
 
    SUMMARY: Couples with a tale of love wanted for a collection of 'How I Met...' tales from the county of Hertfordshire & beyond,to be titled Literary Lovestories    
 
02/01/2015 Wilbrink, Deborah Ben A. Jobe Weaves "Common Threads"  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Feature about 70 year old author Ben Jobe and his family history which traces Civil War heroes and slave owners to his own present work against human trafficking.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 4
 
    SUMMARY: Professor Ben Jobe publishes family history in his 70s: "Common Threads: My Family's Journey from Slave Owner to Abolitionist." Review and feature about the author, who works to end human trafficking in Tennessee.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
01/08/2015 Collins, Natasha Literary Lifestories... how a ghostwriter can turn your life story into a novel  (Byline: Natasha Collins)
IN BRIEF: Everyone has a story to tell...
  Sell Your Story UK.com
 
    SUMMARY: Personal life writers for anyone not just celebrities    
 
12/17/2014 McHugh, Joanne Can family decorations hold up to public scrutiny?  (Byline: Joanne C. McHugh)
IN BRIEF: Essay about how being featured on the local holiday house tour led to reflection about our family's Christmas decorations
  The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
    SUMMARY: It's important to me that our home look festive and elegant during Christmastime. So imagine how the pressure grew when the local women's club asked to feature our home on its annual holiday tour.   Column/Show
Op-Ed
Distribution/Location Philadelphia Metropolitan
 
12/09/2014 Woody, Elisabeth Berkeley Innovators  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: University of California, Berkeley alumni entrepreneurs
  University of California, Berkeley
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
12/02/2014 Forman, Alex Perfil TV Alerj  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: An interview about working as a personal historian for local tv in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  TV Alerj
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Perfil
Distribution/Location Rio de Janeiro
 
12/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Stories to Jump the Generation Gap  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Make your visit with relatives more fun by using these storytelling tips!
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 7, cov...
 
    SUMMARY: Younger people DO want to hear your stories. Here's tips to jump the generation gap using your memories and personal history to strengthen family connections.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
12/01/2014 Collins, Natasha Bringing Lives to Life  (Byline: Bringing Lives to Life )
IN BRIEF: Bringing Lives to Life
  Writing Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: ...turning people's memoirs into a work of fiction...   Distribution/Location
UK
 
11/07/2014 Hamilton, Patricia "Keepers of Our Culture"  (Byline: Patricia Hamilton)
IN BRIEF: Debut weekly newspaper column about the importance and benefits of writing your life story and preserving it for future generations.
  Cedar Street Times
 
    SUMMARY: Patricia Hamilton, owner of Park Place Publications, shares her journey writing her memoir and shows readers how they, too, can gain valuable insights and wisdom by undertaking a similar project. The column is based on Dr. James Birren’s “Guided Autobiography” instructor certification course.   Column/Show
Features Section
Distribution/Location Monterey Bay Area, California
 
11/01/2014 Bell, April The Ethical Will, an Ancient Concept, Is Revamped for the Tech Age  (Byline: CONSTANCE GUSTKE)
IN BRIEF: Ethical Wills, their past, present and future
  The New York Times
 
    SUMMARY: Even iPhone apps are being used to create ethical wills. April Bell, who owns a video storytelling business called Tree of Life Legacies, codeveloped the ethical will app StoryCatcher for iPhone use. The app gives people easy-to-use tools to tell their own stories on videos. “When you capture someone on film, you get the full essence of who they are,” said Ms. Bell, who is passionate about ethical wills. People can share their finished videos in Dropbox folders or on private websites. One of her clients made a 45-minute ethical will video, which included a reading from the author Kahlil Gibran as soft music played in the background. To coax storytelling, Ms. Bell uses a 20-question questionnaire that touches on a person’s values and philosophies. “But the point is keeping it simple and fun,” she said.   Column/Show
Your Money
Distribution/Location National - Global
 
11/01/2014 Turner Hollman, Marjorie Getting veterans to tell their stories  (  pdf)  (Byline: J.D. O'Gara)
IN BRIEF: Local personal historians shares 'how to's" of Veterans' oral history project
  Local Town Pages--newspaper
 
    SUMMARY: After a year of collecting and sharing veterans' stories with the library of congress and the public, Marjorie turner Hollman, with support of APH Southern New England, hosted a Thank you to veterans, and invited family, friends and the public to join us to talk about sharing the stories, and see video clips. APH members who have worked with veterans spoke briefly, APH member Mary Tyrrell spoke about her military experiences and shared published poems based on her experiences.   Column/Show
front page
Distribution/Location Franklin, MA
 
11/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Storytellers Patsy and Herman Lawson Tell THE STORY OF US  (  pdf)  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Storytelling couple share why their unique heritage makes for a fascinating family history, and new career after retirement!
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 10
 
    SUMMARY: Storytelling couple with family feuds write their family history, realizing that their East Tennessee Appalachian heritage is what makes their stories unique.Herman Lawson and Patsy Hatfield Lawson   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
10/31/2014 Baines, Barry The Ethical Will, an Ancient Concept, Is Revamped for the Tech Age  (Byline: Constance Gutske)
IN BRIEF: Overview of newer technologies used with ethical wills
  The New York Times
 
    SUMMARY: Article provides some basic information on ethical wills. Focus is on how newer technologies are utilized to create, store, and share ethical wills.   Column/Show
Your Money/Retiring. On NYT mobile today and will ...
Distribution/Location Global
 
10/21/2014 Robinson, Rebecca In Focus  (Byline: Anita Sthankiya)
IN BRIEF: I was invited to be the guest on In Focus - a daily article dedicated to people and business owners in the community.
  Kelowna Now
 
    SUMMARY: In Focus is our gift to the community. A way for us to help show our recognition for the people, businesses and organizations that help make our city great. The team at KelownaNow.com is passionate about this community and the people that make it amazing. We want to show our friends, neighbours, family and colleagues that we notice them and the fabulous things that they do.   Column/Show
In Focus
Distribution/Location Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank, Peachland, Summer
 
10/15/2014 Collins, Natasha Barnet Graduate helps others tell life stories  (Byline: Anna Slater)
IN BRIEF: A graduate who completed her degree despite becoming a mother during the first year of her course is now helping people tell their life stories.
  Hendon & Finchley; Barnet & Potters Bar Times
 
    SUMMARY: A graduate who completed her degree despite becoming a mother during the first year of her course is now helping people tell their life stories. Natasha Collins graduated from Middlesex University, in The Burroughs, Hendon, this year with an MA in media and communications.   Column/Show
News
Distribution/Location Barnet
 
10/04/2014 Coffin, Linda Awards Presented at the Minnesota Genealogical Society North Star Conference  (Byline: Lois Abromitis Mackin)
IN BRIEF: Linda Coffin received the Minnesota Genealogical Society Ambassador award at the North Star Conference in Edina, Minnesota, on October 4, 2014.
  Association of Professional Genealogists, Northlan...
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Facebook post
Distribution/Location Upper Midwest
 
10/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Voices of Experience: Helen Hudson and Kissing Tomatoes  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Helen Hudson is an Alzheimer's activist and singer-songwriter.Helen wrote a memoir, Kissing Tomatoes, about caretaking for her grandmother, who had Alzheimer's, while Helen was a young married at age 23.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 15
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
09/27/2014 Peirce, Amy History in the Taking  (Byline: Faces of Business: Amy Peirce)
IN BRIEF: Hastings woman documents clients' life stories. New business overview.
  Hastings Tribune
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Agri/Business
Distribution/Location South Central Nebraska
 
09/22/2014 Forman, Alex Alexandra Forman-personal historian. Você inventa a historia da sua vida  (Byline: por Ludmilla de Lima)
IN BRIEF: Conte algo que não sei O Globo 9/22/14 (The column is called “Tell Me Something I don’t Know”)
  O Globo
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Conte Algo Que Não Sei
Distribution/Location Brazil
 
09/21/2014 Baines, Barry It's Never Too Soon to Consider Our Own Legacy  (Byline: Gail Rosenblum)
IN BRIEF: Article relates to this journalists participation in an ethical wii/legacy letter 'mini-workshop.'
  Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper
 
    SUMMARY: Gail Rosenblum, a writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper, published an article 9/21 on a ‘mini-workshop’ on Ethical Wills/Legacy letters that I facilitated for the Minneapolis and St. Paul Chapters of Hadassah on 9/14. With the Jewish New Year approaching this week, the event was very timely relative to this reflective time in the Jewish calendar. Although Gail was there primarily for work, she was an active participant in the process. All attendees received a copy of our Ethical Wills/Legacy Letters Workbook, and made excellent progress in getting a start on writing their first draft. Here’s the link to the full article. Enjoy! http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/blogs/275666951.html   Column/Show
Variety Section
Distribution/Location MN, WI, IA, ND, SD
 
09/04/2014 Atwater, Libby Libby Atwater Examines Perseverance in Her Memoir "What Lies Within"  (Byline: Bill Frank)
IN BRIEF: Interview on my memoir and being a personal historian
  KVTA AM 1520, Ventura, CA, USA and Internet
 
    SUMMARY: When Bill Frank asked for an interview about my book, "What Lies Within," I did not realize he would feature the Association of Personal Historians, Inc. and our work as well. The interview explores the reason I wrote my story and gives insight into what clients experience when telling their stories.   Column/Show
The Bill Frank Radio Show
Distribution/Location Ventura, CA, USA and Internet
 
09/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Voices of Experience: What Can You Teach?  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Deborah tells about a favorite teacher, and other school experiences. She then asks, "What lessons learned from life can you give to others?" Everyone has a unique perspective and could start today to leave it in personal history form.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 5
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
08/24/2014 Uhl, Ruth Anne New workshop to focus on memoir writing  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Free workshops offered to the community giving people a first-hand experience writing brief life stories with Sam Uhl of The Cheerful Word.
  Blue Ridge Now
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Art Notes
Distribution/Location Western North Carolina
 
08/24/2014 Uhl, Ruth Anne The Ugly Mug  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Free memoir writing workshops offered by The Cheerful Word at The Ugly Mug Coffee Shop and Cafe.
  MountainXpress
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Upcoming Events
Distribution/Location Western North Carolina
 
08/18/2014 Uhl, Ruth Anne My Life Stories Guided Memoir Writing Workshop Series  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Eight-week, theme-based memoir writing workshop series writing just two pages at a time!
  Blue Ridge Now
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Things to do
Distribution/Location Western North Carolina
 
08/08/2014 Bell, April Capturing Walnut Creek's Memories  (Byline: By Deborah Burstyn)
IN BRIEF: "Since 2012, we've interviewed 18 people. We will be interviewing 10 more longtime or past Walnut Creek residents in September," said Bell, a Walnut Creek townie herself.
  The Contra Costa Times' Walnut Creek Journal
 
    SUMMARY: To help commemorate Walnut Creek's 100th anniversary, the Walnut Creek Historical Society commissioned professional [personal historian] April Bell to film interviews with longtime Walnut Creek residents and capture their memories for posterity for an oral history project. "We've interviewed people from all walks of life, from civic leaders, longtime business owners to regular people who remember what it was like growing up in Walnut Creek when it was a town where everyone knew who you were and what you were up to."   Distribution/Location
Walnut Creek, CA
 
08/06/2014 Cox, Candace Genealogy: Your Ancestor Shot and Killed My Ancestor!  (Byline: Candace Cox)
IN BRIEF: Our ancestors did a lot of living between their birth and death dates! As you are researching your genealogy, also look for information that will reveal something of their lives - not just that they lived.
  Retirement and Good Living website
 
    SUMMARY: Examples of family stories that have been rediscovered and suggestions for where to look for them.    
 
08/05/2014 Bell, April App Review: StoryCatcher  (Byline: Shannon Combs Bennett)
IN BRIEF: StoryCatcher is an iPhone app that allows the user to quickly, and easily, create and share [family history] videos.
  The Indepth Genealogist
 
    SUMMARY: Let’s face it, ways of sharing our family history are moving more and more into the digital age. While books, charts, graphs, and so forth are interesting to the hardcore genealogists among us, to most of our family it is boring and dry. Why not create 1-2 minute movies that you can share via email or social media? Plus, we can capture the current family history as it happens allowing our descendants to be in the moment with us.   Distribution/Location
Global
 
08/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Add Story to Your Family History  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Genealogists and personal historians can use complementary skills for a more readable family history. How to find, attribute, and add story. Both professions quoted. Ran black & white, p. 36.
  Middle Tennessee Journal for Genealogy and History...
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Tennessee
 
08/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah That's the Gist of It: Book Review  (Byline: Shirley Wilson)
IN BRIEF: Book review of That's the Gist of It by Thaddeus Martin, editor Deborah Wilbrink, APH.
  Middle Tennessee Journal for Genealogy and History...
 
    SUMMARY: Entertaining with delightful photographs, Martin family history.   Column/Show
Book Reviews by Shirley Wilson
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
08/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Voices of Experience: Judith Parrish Broadbent's "Golden Days"  (  pdf)  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Active senior Judith Parrish Broadbent publishes a book with stories set in Tennessee's historical past, and poems by her and her daughters.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 10
 
    SUMMARY: Broadbent began writing in elementary school and became an English and Biology teacher. She was encouraged to write and uses historical facts and true stories from others as subjects. She and daughters Alarica and Andrea (dec.)have poems in the book, Golden Days.   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
07/15/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Do You Love Me? Book Review  (Byline: Martha Gerdeman, Ed.)
IN BRIEF: Gerdeman reviews the memoir by local senior Gigi Goodall.
  The Journal of Dickson County History and Geneaolo...
 
    SUMMARY: Gigi had a hard life as an unwanted and oft-abandoned child, but became a compassionate, charitable adult. Inspiring and very readable.   Column/Show
Book Review
Distribution/Location Dickson County, TN
 
07/14/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Cross the Generation Gap with Family Stories  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Write family stories with your relatives from different generations for fun and connection.
  Retirement and Good Living website
 
    SUMMARY: Teens in a creative writing class enjoyed the family history project. Start one with your relatives. Author shares some of her own such as witnessing a hurricane, a whole house move, and the first e-mail system.   Column/Show
Blog guest
Distribution/Location online
 
07/06/2014 Gilbert, Tom Telling Life's Stories: Four Late-Blooming Personal Historians  (Byline: Lynne Strang)
IN BRIEF: While people of all ages become personal historians, many are in the second halves of their lives. As their awareness of time’s fleeting nature increases, so does an interest in capturing and preserving life memories.
  LaterBloomer.com
 
    SUMMARY: Lynne Strang wrote this guest post for LaterBloomer.com (Debra Eve) about personal historians and profiles four members of the Association of Personal Historians about embarking on a career in personal history later in life. Helpful ideas about and for personal history work.   Column/Show
Debra Eve website
Distribution/Location Internet - world wide
 
07/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Voices of Experience: Patricia West captures her father's story  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Personal Historian Patricia West finishes and publishes her father's memoir after his death: From Stearmans to Starfighters - A Pilot's Memoir
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 7
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Voices of Experience
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
06/05/2014 White, Sarah Telling Life’s Stories: Four Late-Blooming Personal Historians by Lynne Strang  (Byline: Lynne Strang)
IN BRIEF: Article profiling Sarah White, Lin Joyce, Bruce Summers, and Tom Gilbert on LaterBloomer blog
  Laterbloomer.com
 
    SUMMARY: Sarah White, Lin Joyce, Bruce Summers, and Tom Gilbert describe their personal history practices. Ten tips for becoming a personal historian are included.   Distribution/Location
online
 
06/04/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Write Your Memoir Now  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: The time is now to write your memoir. Retirement offers opportunity to set the goal and meet it, here's how.
  Retirement and Good Living website
 
    SUMMARY: Writing your memoirs once you retire can preserve your memories and photos for generations to come. Your unique perspective is worthwhile. Key decisions are about content and process. Personal historians are helpful professionals; find one through APH website.   Column/Show
Blog guest
Distribution/Location International online
 
06/01/2014 Farley, Bill “I was left an orphan”: Reconstructing the Family History of Esther (Rask) Barnett  (Byline: Bill Farley)
IN BRIEF: The author reconstructs the missing childhood of Esther Rask - telling the story her parent's efforts to keep their family together.
  American Ancestors Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: This is the featured article in this issue and is free to everyone. There is also a link to a Pinterest board with additional photos.    
 
06/01/2014 Baxter, Debra Everyone Has a Story to Tell  (Byline: By Debra Baxter)
IN BRIEF: Article describes different types of personal histories, why it's important to record them, and how to find help.
  50 Plus News and Views
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Peoria, IL
 
05/31/2014 Hecht, Anita Oral history video aims to preserve Dave Obey  (Byline: Keith Uhlig)
IN BRIEF: Retired congressman Dave Obey is working with APH member Anita Hecht on an videotaped oral history project that will feature stories of his career.
  Wausau Daily Herald
 
    SUMMARY: Congressman Obey shares first-hand stories, insights, and memories with APH member, Anita Hecht, about his six years serving in the Wisconsin State Assembly (1963-1969), his forty-two years serving as a United States Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district (1969-2011), and his thoughts on political history, public policy, and our democracy's fundamental need for civic engagement.   Distribution/Location
Print: Central Wisconsin Online: the World!
 
05/30/2014 White, Sarah The examined life | Personal historians preserve ‘ordinary’ lives through published memoirs  (Byline: Lynn Vincent)
IN BRIEF: A survey and profile of personal history work
  Christian World
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
BOOKS
Distribution/Location worldwide
 
05/24/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Senior Show-and-tells more than a trip down memory lane  (Byline: Tony Gonzalez; Photos by Sanford Myers)
IN BRIEF: Seniors share stories at show and tells in middle Tennessee. Memoirist Deborah Wilbrink tells benefits. Personal History Awareness month and APH mentioned.
  The Tennessean
 
    SUMMARY: Seniors share stories at show and tells in middle Tennessee. Memoirist Deborah Wilbrink tells benefits. Personal History Awareness month and APH mentioned. Longer version with 2 photos, more stories, and a bit about personal history. Hardcopy.   Column/Show
Local Section
Distribution/Location Nashville, Tennessee and statewide
 
05/23/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Rich Stories Emerge at Show and Tell for Seniors  (Byline: Tony Gonzalez)
IN BRIEF: Seniors share stories at show and tells in Nashville, TN area hosted by Deborah Wilbrink.
  The Tennessean
 
    SUMMARY: Seniors share stories at over a dozen Show & Tell events in Nashville area this month organized by Deborah Wilbrink. Sample stories and photos.Attendance encouraged for next show & tell.   Column/Show
Website - Family tab
Distribution/Location online
 
05/15/2014 White, Bryan Pleasanton: Capturing life stories and legacies -- firm  (Byline: Zoe Francis)
IN BRIEF: Ed Dantzig is having Pleasanton-based Storylight Films record a few story gems and family history lessons that will be woven together into a compelling tale that will last forever.
  Contra Costa Times
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Contra Costa and Alameda Co., CA
 
05/14/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Show & Tells Celebrate Personal History in May MAY 14 ENTRY  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink & APH)
IN BRIEF: Seniors do and will share stories of interest to celebrate Personal History Awareness Month in Nashville.
  Writers in the Sky Podcast, E-zine, & Blog
 
    SUMMARY: Mix of first hand accounts and APH PR   Distribution/Location
International online
 
05/11/2014 Nelson-Reid, Lori Zoo Mom  (Byline: New Book Chronicles Minn. Woman Life as Foster Mom)
IN BRIEF: Television coverage
  KSTP-TV, ABC affiliate
 
    SUMMARY: Television coverage on local new channel of book written by Lori Nelson, Scribe Memoirs.   Column/Show
KSTP Sunday Morning Show
Distribution/Location Twin Cities area, Minnesota
 
05/07/2014 Groves, Deanne Jes  (Byline: Hope Young)
IN BRIEF: Information about local happenings in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
  The News-Star Daily Newspaper
 
    SUMMARY: Several events highlighted, one of which is talk about personal history by Deanne Groves in honor of Personal History Month.   Distribution/Location
Northeast LA
 
05/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Personal History Events to be Held Throughout Middle Tennessee  (  pdf)  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink & APH)
IN BRIEF: Show & Tell events celebrate Personal History Month in Tennessee
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 5
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
05/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Perry Crosses Miles & Generations for "Oh, Come, Angel Band"  (  pdf)  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Two distant cousins find they both want to write the family history. They combine different skills to accomplish a book and website about the Bates family.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 4
 
    SUMMARY: Yvonne Perry and Jenny Bates Meadows-Sauls are of two different generations. Yvonne lives in Nashville and is a publishing author and spiritual coach. Jenny is in her 70s and lives in rural Georgia. How they find each other and write the family history is a happy tale. Oh Come, Angel Band is now a book, available on Amazon.   Distribution/Location
Middle Tennessee
 
04/30/2014 Forman, Alex Flying Solo in Brazil  (  pdf)  (Byline: Alex Forman)
IN BRIEF: I may be the only personal historian in Brazil.
  The Perstorian
 
    SUMMARY: When I think about what would strengthen the far- flung, international community of personal historians, I imagine an APH mentor program during the first year of membership, and I propose that sort of relationship now. I’d love to be a part of it. As an international newcomer, assigned to a veteran APH member, I (the mentee) may readily ask how to propose a project, prepare a contract, share writing exercises and war stories, get help navigating the APH website and forum, take suggestions for courses, or learn about techniques for inclusion used by others living abroad—and be gently led into volunteering for the association. As the seasoned personal historian (the mentor), I might benefit from the fresh energy, the new ideas, the cultural exchange, the community itself as we create it, and of course the fawning appreciation of my mentee. As much as the forum does already work in this way in a general sense, for this member abroad, it still feels as though there is an ocean between us.   Column/Show
My Life as a Personal Historian
Distribution/Location APH
 
04/21/2014 Carroll, Susan Memoir Writing Workshop at Ferndale Library April 23  (Byline: Ferndale Public Library Press Release)
IN BRIEF: The Ferndale Public Library will be hosting a free memoir writing workshop Wed., Apr. 23 from 7 pm to 9 pm as part of its Ferndale Reads 2014 program celebrating the book Annie’s Ghosts, by Steve Luxenberg.
  Oakland County One-Fifteen
 
    SUMMARY: Presenters Susan Carroll and Gigi VanderWeele – owners of Your Personal Memoir LLC of Pleasant Ridge – will explain the value of preserving family stories, how to get started on a memoir, interviewing techniques dda_ad_01and how to self-publish. Participants will practice storytelling and come away inspired to record family stories to be enjoyed for generations to come.   Column/Show
Local News
Distribution/Location Oakland County, MI
 
04/21/2014 Shafron, Jane Legacy Planning in the Digital Age  (Byline: Help clients preserve their histories and life les)
IN BRIEF: A guide for estate planning attorneys on how to help their clients leave a lasting legacy
  Trusts and Estates Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Estate planning attorneys may get a competitive advantage by advising their clients to leave a lasting legacy. This article provides attorneys information on digital legacy planning, including ethical wills, preserving existing material and provides explanations of digital storage options.   Distribution/Location
United States
 
04/16/2014 Peirce, Amy New Hastings business helps your personal history live on  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Overview of services offered by Stories in Time
  Omaha World Herald
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Money, 2D
Distribution/Location Omaha Metropolitan area
 
04/15/2014 White, Sarah Writing Your Own Obituary Is Your ‘Final Selfie!’  (Byline: Linda Lee)
IN BRIEF: Now that ‘selfies’ have become so popular, here’s your chance to leave one ‘final selfie‘ for people to remember you by! Instead of leaving it to your grieving family, more people are now writing their own obituaries.
  WYCD 99.5 Detroit, CBS local affiliate
 
    SUMMARY: Sarah credits much of the growing interest in her course to Baby Boomers concerned with their legacy. “Just the idea of taking a little more control over what is said about you as opposed to leaving it to the funeral director and what your relatives remember to say at a time that’s very stressful for them,” Sarah says.   Distribution/Location
Detroit
 
04/13/2014 Peirce, Amy Stories in Time  (Byline: Recording your personal history focus of new Hasti)
IN BRIEF: New business records personal history
  The Grand Island Independent
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Business
Distribution/Location South-central Nebraska
 
04/09/2014 Marks, Debbie Show and Tell is Not Just for Kids  (Byline: Emily Wood)
IN BRIEF: Article on Show & Tell event happening in Barrie, Canada and the origins of Show & Tell by Martie McNabb.
  Innisfil Scope
 
    SUMMARY: Since the dawn of time storytelling has been the at the core of communities, a way to keep history alive as well as personal legacies. Debbie Marks of Barrie understands the importance of personal histories and hosts a grown up Show and Tell to keep the storytelling tradition alive.   Distribution/Location
Simcoe County, Canada
 
04/04/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Jim Taulman's 75-Year-Plan: What Retirement?  (  pdf)  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Jim Taulman tackles a third career, personal historian, in Franklin, Tennessee.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 7
 
    SUMMARY: Jim has been a minister and an editor before finding a new career as a personal historian. Discusses work and books published.   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Middle Tennessee
 
04/03/2014 Kadel Taras, Stephanie What Have I Gotten Myself Into? Confessions of a New Club President  (Byline: Stephanie Kadel Taras)
IN BRIEF: A first-person, humorous and inspiring essay about community service
  Ann Arbor Observer
 
    SUMMARY: This "My Town" essay offers an irreverent look at Stephanie's commitment to serve a one-year term as president of the Ann Arbor City Club and encourages readers to take a fresh look at social and service clubs and their value to individuals and communities. In the process of writing about this role, she is also able to mention her work as a personal biographer and the value of clubs for business networking.   Column/Show
My Town essay
Distribution/Location Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
04/03/2014 Farley, Bill Legacy Writers Helps Families Preserve Their History  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Bill and Lauren Farley have started a business to help individuals, families, corporations and communities research and preserve their histories.
  San Marino Outlook
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
04/01/2014 White, Sarah Woman Explores The Art Of The "Selfie Obituary"  (Byline: Fox49 Philadelphia reporter)
IN BRIEF: The Selfie Obituary: write your own obituary so your family doesn't have to.
  Fox 49 Philadelphia (local news)
 
    SUMMARY: Sarah White, who presides over the Association Of Personal Historians, has taught several obituary writing classes and is now taking a preference and interest in the concept of the "Selfie Obituary."   Distribution/Location
Philadelphia
 
03/30/2014 Borzo, Sherry Group's Members Tell Stories the Old Fashioned Way  (Byline: Mike Kilen)
IN BRIEF: Show & Tell Des Moines members gather to share stories.
  Des Moines Register
 
    SUMMARY: Stories and details of the March Show & Tell Des Moines event.   Column/Show
Iowa Life Section
Distribution/Location Des Moines, Iowa
 
03/16/2014 Sielen, Rae Jean 20 Years of Preserving History  (Byline: Tom Terrarosa)
IN BRIEF: Highlighting Populore Publishing Company's mission, services, and history.
  The Morgantown (West Virginia) Dominion-Post (elec...
 
    SUMMARY: Also covered Populore's February Show & Tell, the first of several to be offered in the region as part of the company's 20th anniversary year celebration. The article includes a link to a video walk-through of Populore's offices. The feature also appeared in print as a 2/3 page article with color photographs.   Column/Show
Employment and Opportunities
Distribution/Location North-central West Virginia and western Pennsylvan
 
03/15/2014 Voell, Mary Patricia  (Byline: Carol Pomeday)
IN BRIEF: Left with a treasure trove of photos and writings, Grafton woman transforms a daunting challenge into a lasting tribute.
  Ozaukee Press
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Transitions
Distribution/Location Grafton & Cedarburg, Wisconsin
 
03/12/2014 Borzo, Sherry Sharing Stories: Show & Tell for Grown-ups.  (Byline: Megan Reuther)
IN BRIEF: Show & Tell Des Moines launches!
  WHO-TV
 
    SUMMARY: Come to the March 2014 meeting. Tell a story about something special to you.   Column/Show
News
Distribution/Location Des Moines, Iowa
 
03/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Leonard Goodwin: Mt. Juliet's Inspirational Poet  (  pdf)  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: 84 year old social scientist discovers a deeper spiritual life and writes his memoir in poem form, "Echoes of the Universe, A Spiritual Journey."
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee p.4
 
    SUMMARY: Leonard first found meditation a solution for hypertension; he went on to explore Buddhism, the spiritual powers of sound, and energy circles. All while journeying through life as a family man and as a scientist studying poverty. His matter-of-fact, poetic account begins before WWII and moves through Civil Rights and more. Leonard and his wife Gerri live an active lifestyle with many interests in an independent living community near Nashville. He has a blog, Adventures in Applied Spirituality, http://leonardgoodwin.com/   Column/Show
pg 4, Monthly Column new senior authors by Deborah...
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
02/23/2014 Turner Hollman, Marjorie Adult Show and Tell comes to Bellingham  (Byline: Lindsay Corcoran)
IN BRIEF: Coverage of the first show and tell program in Bellingham, report about participants, and photo
  Milford Daily News
 
    SUMMARY: Show and Tell participants shared stories about what they brought, why the item has meaning for them--doll clothes, a special violin, a glass bottle, a karate uniform, a program from the first are showing of the movie "Gone with the Wind."   Distribution/Location
Franklin, Milford, (MA) area
 
02/22/2014 Uhl, Ruth Anne My Life Stories I  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Buy tickets to My Life Stories I, a guided memoir writing workshop at the Claddagh Inn.
  Blue Ridge Now
 
    SUMMARY: There's no time like the present to connect yourself to future generations...   Column/Show
Discover Things to do in Hendersonville
Distribution/Location Western North Carolina
 
02/22/2014 Uhl, Ruth Anne Personal History Show & Tell for Adults  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Personal History Show & Tell for Adults
  MountainXpress.com
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Community Calendar of Events
Distribution/Location Asheville, Western NC
 
02/21/2014 Uhl, Ruth Anne Life stories workshop approaching  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Personal Historian Sam Uhl hosts "My Life Stories," a guided memoir writing workshop.
  Times-News paper
 
    SUMMARY: Certified Guided Autobiographical Instructor and Personal Historian Sam Uhl hosts "My Life Stories," a guided memoir writing workshop at the historic Claddaugh Inn beginning Oct. 28, 2013.   Column/Show
Community Briefs
Distribution/Location Hendersonville, NC
 
02/21/2014 Uhl, Ruth Anne My Life Stories I  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: There is no time like the present to connect yourself to future generations with the gift of your life stories.
  HeraldOnline.com
 
    SUMMARY: My Life Stories I, a guided memoir writing workshop to be held at the historic Claddagh Inn, Hendersonville, NC.   Column/Show
Hendersonville, NC events
Distribution/Location York, Chester, & Lancaster counties, SC
 
02/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah Do You Love Me? Tennessee Senior Gigi Goodall Finds the Answer  (  pdf)  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Senior author tells of publishing her inspiring memoir: how she was abandoned but grew into a career finding housing for the poor, and provided foster care for 25 children. "Do You Love Me" by Gigi Goodall on AMAZON.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 6
 
    SUMMARY: Active senior Gigi publishes her memoir of how she, an abandoned child, became an adult with a stable family, a career in public housing, and foster parent for 25 girls. Her children encouraged her to write and publish "Do You Love Me,"an inspiring memoir now available on Amazon.com to encourage those in now or formerly in foster care.   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
01/22/2014 Barrett, Ronda Personal Histories: For the Next Generation, and Yourself  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: A growing contingent of older Americans are using video, audio or written word to capture their personal histories. These efforts benefit their loved ones as well as themselves.
  Gazette Seniors, Montgomery County
 
    SUMMARY: Personal histories benefit more than the younger generations. They can, Barrett said, help the tellers themselves, as they provide a natural opportunity for reflection and self-assessment. "They get catharsis," Barrett said. "They are stopping and capturing what they know about their lives. You get to address your regrets and think about what you'll do with the time you have left."   Column/Show
Sign Me Up
Distribution/Location Montgomery County, Maryland
 
01/17/2014 McNabb, Martie A Show-and-Tell for Adults in Brooklyn  (Byline: Like Pinterest but in person. Or Antiques Roadshow)
IN BRIEF: Just like elementary school but without the gerbils... we hope! Bring an object & tell a story!
  Wall Street Journal
 
    SUMMARY: The writer Richard Morgan joined us for the whole event & interviewed participants about their reasons for being there & sharing.   Column/Show
Metropolis New York Culture section
Distribution/Location International distribution
 
01/14/2014 Bell, April App to help you gather family stories  (Byline: Stephanie West Allen)
IN BRIEF: Because I believe the flow from ancestry to life to legacy is important—often extremely influential on how we live our lives and affect future generations…
  idealawg
 
    SUMMARY: If you plan to collect some of your family stories, I wanted to let you know about StoryCatcher, a smart phone app to help you with the process.   Distribution/Location
Global
 
01/08/2014 Sackowitz, Karen Everyone's "Once Upon a Time" ... Should Be Told  (Byline: Heather Herve, GOODMorningWilton)
IN BRIEF: Karen Sackowitz Communications, LLC introduces personal and corporate narrative services
  GOODMorningWilton.com
 
    SUMMARY: Hyperlocal news site announces the addition of personal and corporate narrative services to the local consumer market. Great response!    
 
01/01/2014 Bell, April Tree of Life Legacies Doing more for families than just telling stories  (Byline: Sophie Braccini)
IN BRIEF: Developing a strong narrative by documenting stories from the family is something Lafayette resident and businesswoman April Bell started to do six years ago, and with the help of a new app, she is making it even easier and more affordable.
  Lamorinda Weekley
 
    SUMMARY:  "I do projects for families, for companies, for groups like the Walnut Creek Historical Society," says Bell. "Sometimes I am hired by children who want me to interview their parents, or by individuals who want to share a legacy." She sets a pre-interview appointment where she determines the scope and purpose of the video, then prepares a set of questions before starting the actual taping. Editing the video is "an involved process that can become a bit costly," says Bell, "and since I believe it is so important for generations to share their stories, I looked for a way to make it more affordable." And she did. With partner Urs Brauchli she developed a $2.99 iPhone app called StoryCatcher that was released in 2013.   Column/Show
Local Business
Distribution/Location San Francisco East Bay Area
 
01/01/2014 Wilbrink, Deborah The Sky’s the Limit for Local Author Janice Robinson  (  pdf)  (Byline: by Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: 78-yr-old Jan Robinson adopted a stray kitten. She used her photos and to write and publish the true tale, "The Sky's the Limit, Adventures of McGee the Cat." She stays active teaching swimming, and is in a study group and writers circle.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 4
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
12/31/2013 Robinson, Rebecca Entrepreneur saving memories  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Life Story Film strives to document the lives of those in Dementia care to provide better insights to each patient - thereby increasing their quality of care.
  Kelowna Capital News
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Seniors Page A13
Distribution/Location Kelowna, West Kelowna, Westbank
 
12/24/2013 Merrill, Sarah Wright's Dairy Farm family book documents four generations  (Byline: Sandy Seone)
IN BRIEF: A book created for the Wright family documents four generations of life on the farm.
  The Valley Breeze
 
    SUMMARY: This article describes how I interviewed four family members, representing four generations, to document the history of the family-owned, family-run Wright's Dairy Farm. Located in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, the farm has been in operation since the early 1900s and is a Northern Rhode Island institution. The book is now for sale in the farm's store.    
 
12/24/2013 McHugh, Joanne The one and only  (Byline: Joanne C. McHugh)
IN BRIEF: Essay about Christmas days of yore at Philly's landmark department store, Wanamaker's
  The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
    SUMMARY: As a child, I thought that Philly's grandest department store, Wanamaker's, was the only place the real Santa Claus would come to entertain requests. This piece shares some memories of wondrous Christmases at Wanamaker's in the 1970s.   Column/Show
Opinion/Commentary
Distribution/Location Philadelphia Metropolitan Area
 
12/24/2013 Bell, April App Review: Storycatcher  (Byline: Liz Massey)
IN BRIEF: StoryCatcher is a wonderful development in the evolution of how we record, structure and save family histories. Users only need minimal technical ability with…
  Listen Closely Productions
 
    SUMMARY: What It Is : StoryCatcher is a smart phone application developed by personal historian April Bell, who runs Tree of Life Legacies and iPhone app developer Urs Brauchli. It is designed to help users make mini-documentaries for their family using only their smartphone and some ingenuity.   Column/Show
Audio storytelling for radio, podcasting and pers...
Distribution/Location Global
 
12/20/2013 Kadel Taras, Stephanie Elkins Native Revisits Roots in New Book  (Byline: Beth Christian Broschart)
IN BRIEF: Stephanie Kadel Taras signs her new memoir and social history, Mountain Girls, at the bookstore in Elkins, West Virginia, where the book takes place.
  The Inter-Mountain
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
northeastern West Virginia
 
12/18/2013 Geballe, Sara Memoir Crafters chronicles personal legacies  (Byline: Tim Newcomb)
IN BRIEF: "Everyone has a story to tell, but sometimes getting that legacy into keepsake form proves too daunting..."
  Lynden Tribune and Ferndale Record
 
    SUMMARY: Profile of Memoir Crafters and the role of a personal historian to create memoir books and/or legacy letters. Featuring APH member Sara Geballe.   Column/Show
Encore - A Guide to a Fulfilling Senior Life in Wh...
Distribution/Location Whatcom County, Washington State
 
12/12/2013 Thomas, Kate Couple Brings Family Histories to Life  (Byline: James Wood and Kate Thomas help Sarasota families )
IN BRIEF: Through a set of interviews and researched genealogy, the couple handcrafts clients' biographies in both print and multimedia formats.
  Sarasota Observer and Pelican Press
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Features Article
Distribution/Location Sarasota and Siesta Key, Florida
 
12/11/2013 Abess, Liz RM woman builds business around life stories  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: The article summarizes my "reminisce Life Stories" business in a local community newspaper.
  The River Valley Times
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
12/10/2013 Barrett, Ronda Our story, in the hands of a pro  (Byline: Families hire )
IN BRIEF: Ronda Barrett worked with the Lanning family to capture the story of 84 year old life long pilot James C. Lanning through film.
  The Washington Post
 
    SUMMARY: Lanning's granddaughter was determined to save his adventure stories of being a pilot since the age of sixteen. Unable to find the time, the family hired Ronda to make a film so that their children's children would "be able to hear Pop tell these stories himself." While many people from his generation are reluctant to sit in the spotlight, research shows that children who know their family stories are more firmly rooted in their identity and experience more self-confidence and less anxiety. The growing field of Personal Historians allows families to seek help in guiding individuals through the life story process.   Column/Show
Metro Section
Distribution/Location
 
12/02/2013 Marks, Debbie Barrie's first mayor shares legacy with family  (Byline: Ian McInvoy)
IN BRIEF: Former mayor enlists help of personal historian Debbie Marks of Marks in Time to record family history for family.
  The Barrie Examiner
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Barrie and Simcoe County Ontario.
 
12/01/2013 Wilbrink, Deborah Local Gift-Giving, Meaningful to Giver & Recipient  (  pdf)  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Suggestions for meaningful gifts that can be found locally. Personal History gift certificate and time spent together suggestions are included.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 6
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
11/26/2013 Kuentz, Patsy From the President--Proud to Report SAGHS Awards at 2013 TSGS Conference  (Byline: President of the San Antonio Genealogical and Hist)
IN BRIEF: In November, 2013, an article written by Patsy Kuentz won a manuscript writing award from the Texas State Genealogical Society.
  The San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Societ...
 
    SUMMARY: Patsy Kuentz wrote an article ("A History of the Early Kuentz Family Along Olmos Creek in San Antonio")that appeared in the February journal, Our Heritage, for the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society. This article recently won Second Place in the manuscript section of the Texas State Genealogical Society's manuscript awards.   Column/Show
From the President
Distribution/Location San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society me
 
11/25/2013 Perham, Deborah May I Introduce To You . . . Deborah Tomasetti Perham  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Geneabloggers.com interviewed me as a blogger who focuses on personal/family history.
  Geneabloggers.com
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
May I Introduce You to column
Distribution/Location Internet
 
11/24/2013 Perham, Deborah Cooking With Grandma Far-Away  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Food Stories collects stories connected to memories of family recipes and meals.
  FoodStoriesBlog.com
 
    SUMMARY: Today’s food story is provided by Deborah Tomasetti Perham of A Lifetime Legacy. Being a personal/family historian, Deb is acutely aware of how food is tied to culture and relationships so she was gracious enough to provide a great food story and recipe from her own personal archives.   Column/Show
Food Stories
Distribution/Location Internet
 
11/24/2013 Danielsen, Mary Storm Damaged Images Saved: Mount Laurel Woman honored for dedication to photo restoration  (Byline: By William Sokolic)
IN BRIEF: A feature article on Mary Danielsen being honored by the Association of Personal Historians for her disaster recovery efforts in personal history following Hurricane Sandy in late 2012
  Courier-Post
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
News
Distribution/Location New Jersey & Philadelphia
 
11/23/2013 Budreau, Judy Aging But Dangerous Sizzle  (Byline: Jean Ketcham and C. Suzanne Bates, hosts)
IN BRIEF: Radio interview on how to start writing your life story
  KLBB 1220 AM
 
    SUMMARY: Featured guest on half-hour show talking with hosts about memoir/personal history/life stories, why people want to tell stories, what holds us back, ways to begin. Mentioned APH twice and used the phrase "personal history" three times. Their focus was on DIY and I suggested folks might want to consult a personal historian as they begin to get organized, get a jumpstart. Podcast available on show and station web sites.   Column/Show
Aging But Dangerous
Distribution/Location Mpls/St. Paul and western Wisconsin
 
11/01/2013 Wilbrink, Deborah Save Your Life Story: The Benefits of A Memoir  (  pdf)  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Everyone has a story, just listen to these Tennessee seniors! Write or record your memories and reap these six benefits of memoir.
  Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee Magazine, p. 19
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Tennessee
 
10/30/2013 Pulice, Pamela Who Inspires You?  (Byline: Documentary reveals dancer's storied past)
IN BRIEF: Residents of Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home gathered around the television to watch a special movie that featured dancing, world travel, and a love story. It was about the life of one of their residents, an English WWII War Bride named Peggy.
  The LaPorte County Herald-Argus
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
LaPorte County, North West Indiana
 
10/18/2013 Nobile, Arielle Volunteers, photo shops work to save flood-damaged photos  (Byline: Volunteers work to save photos damaged in CO flood)
IN BRIEF: Newcast talks about the efforts of volunteers in Boulder to rescue people's damaged personal treasures
  FOX 31 Denver News KDVR
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Nightly News
Distribution/Location Colorado
 
09/25/2013 Knackstedt, Marsha Nonprofit rescues family photos  (Byline: Steve Lynn)
IN BRIEF: The Memory Preservation Coalition, a local not-for-profit has organized several Memory Rescue Centers to help Colorado flood victims rescue their photos.
  Northern Colorado Business Report
 
    SUMMARY: The Memory Preservation Coalition, a local not-for-profit has organized several Memory Rescue Centers to help Colorado flood victims rescue their photos. The nonprofit group hopes that as people sort through their flooded homes and find old photos, videos and slides sodden and buried in mud, they will not toss them in the trash. Wet and dirty photos often can be salvaged, according to the nonprofit.   Distribution/Location
Northern Colorado
 
09/24/2013 Knackstedt, Marsha Group saving photos of flood victims  (Byline: Nick McGurk)
IN BRIEF: Reporting on the Memory Preservation Coalition volunteer efforts to rescue wet photos from the recent flood that damaged many homes and businesses.
  KUSA-NBC
 
    SUMMARY: Reporting on the Memory Preservation Coalition volunteer efforts to rescue wet photos from the recent flood that damaged many homes and businesses. Interview with the owner of Leave A Legacy, Inc., Marsha Knackstedt about rescuing the photos of Nancy Martin a Longmont resident. Marsha is shown returning the rescued photos to the very thankful Martin family.   Column/Show
9News
Distribution/Location Colorado Front Range
 
09/22/2013 Coffin, Linda Minneapolis: King's Fair photo recap  (Byline: Rebekah Peterson)
IN BRIEF: Linda Coffin, Dick Westby, and Marilyn Matheny in costume to celebrate the original King's Fair in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  Twin Cities Daily Planet
 
    SUMMARY: Organizers for Seward’s King’s Fair couldn’t have picked a better day. There were lots of people out enjoying all of the fun activities at the annual Seward King's Fair. The Seward History Committee sponsored a booth full of historical photographs and memorabilia from the neighborhood's first 150 years.   Distribution/Location
Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area
 
09/05/2013 Hecht, Anita Print and Online news article: Lead Belt Jewish Oral History Project  (Byline: New Book Explores Jewish History of Area)
IN BRIEF: Former and current residents of St. Francois County compiled a book called in collaboration with Life History Services, LLC.
  Daily Journal , Park Hills Missouri
 
    SUMMARY: In this heartwarming collection of oral history interviews, elderly Jewish residents the Lead Belt mining communities of southern Missouri recall their lives and family histories in the early and mid part of the 20th Century.   Column/Show
Local News
Distribution/Location (local) Park Hills, Missouri, (national) www.daily
 
08/19/2013 McHugh, Joanne Remembering Field of Seams  (Byline: Joanne C. McHugh)
IN BRIEF: Essay about Philly's old Veterans Stadium
  The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
    SUMMARY: Everybody likes to reminisce about baseball, especially with the tenth anniversary of the Vet's final innings coming up. This piece traces how Veterans Stadium came to be, remembers its unique characteristics and shares some memories of the Philly landmark.   Column/Show
Op-Ed
Distribution/Location Philadelphia Metropolitan Region
 
08/10/2013 Voell, Mary Patricia Many Missions  (Byline: Lois Pflum)
IN BRIEF: Mary Patricia Voell keeps busy with extracurricular activities.
  Action Reporter Media
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Experience Magazine
Distribution/Location Fond du lac Area
 
08/01/2013 Lippert, Richard High-Speed Scanning and More  (  pdf)  (Byline: High-speed scanning and more, for your personal fa)
IN BRIEF: Genealogy technological expert, Tony Bandy evaluates the Kodak PS80 Picture Saver Scanner.
  Internet Genealogy August/September 2013 Edition
 
    SUMMARY: Working with E-Z Photo Scan, a technological expert offers a candid evaluation of the high-speed Kodak PS80 Picture Saver Scanner with an eye towards digitizing photos and treasured documents related to genealogy.   Distribution/Location
United States, Canada
 
07/29/2013 Adelman, David Adelman Scion Brings in $850k for Video Business  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: The Washington Post reports on ReelGenie's seed round funding
  Washington Post
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
07/29/2013 Adelman, David Maryland’s ReelGenie Raises $850,000 in Seed Funding  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: TechCocktail reports on ReelGenie's seed funding
  TechCocktail
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
07/23/2013 Pulice, Pamela Woman preserves people’s memories  (Byline: N/A)
IN BRIEF: I was interviewed by local columnist about my life and latest video entitled Peggy's Memoirs, Recollections of an English War Bride.
  Post-Tribune, Sun-Times Media Group
 
    SUMMARY: Being the daughter of a WWII War Bride myself, I was drawn to interview a lovely English woman named Peggy, a dancer who entertained the troops during WWII. In North Africa she met an American soldier named Al, who wrote at the war's end, "When are you coming to America to marry me?" Peggy's expression of surprise and delight at seeing her video memoir during her 94th birthday celebration? Priceless!   Column/Show
Jeffrey Manes Lifestyles column SALT
Distribution/Location Northwest Indiana
 
07/23/2013 Danielsen, Mary Holding on to the memories  (Byline: Gail T. Boatman)
IN BRIEF: Story about the personal historian business launched by Documented Legacy in the southern New Jersey region
  Burlington County Times
 
    SUMMARY: Documentarian helps people tell their stories.   Column/Show
Life section
Distribution/Location Mercer/Burlington/Camden counties (N.J.)
 
07/19/2013 Twyford, Stefani Family stories: Take note and take notes  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: How to get family members talking about the past.
  The Leader
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Front page of Family Time section
Distribution/Location Houston Heights
 
07/15/2013 Woody, Elisabeth Featuring Designing Mom: Elisabeth from 11stories  (Byline: Cat Seto)
IN BRIEF: 11stories is featured on a national blog, discussing the importance of storytelling and family, and capturing stories before it is too late.
  momincdaily.com
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
National
 
07/10/2013 Twyford, Stefani Legacy Multimedia of Houston Receives 2013 Hermes Creative Award For Personal History  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Legacy Multimedia has been recognized as a recipient of a Gold Award in the Documentary category from the 2013 Hermes Creative Awards.
  Business Wire
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
SW Region
 
07/01/2013 Budreau, Judy Stories From Your Life - Facebook  (Byline: Judy Budreau)
IN BRIEF: Third in a series aimed at older adults showing how to use technology to write or tell personal history stories.
  SeniorPlanet.org, a service of OATS (Older Adults ...
 
    SUMMARY: The series describes how my students and I are experimenting with technology to write, tell and/or preserve personal history stories. This piece focuses on creating a family history on Facebook's Timeline with photos and brief stories. Previous pieces were on email as a way to write and organize material, and audio recordings along the lines of StoryCorps.   Column/Show
Archived on Senior Planet site under Features http...
Distribution/Location Web (English language)
 
07/01/2013 Geballe, Sara Whatcom Writers and Publishers  (Byline: Carolyn Leeper)
IN BRIEF: Profile of various members of Whatcom Writers and Publishers -- including Sara Geballe of Memoir Crafters
  Northwest Retirement Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Description of how I, as a personal historian, help clients tell their stories in book form.   Distribution/Location
NW Washington State
 
06/01/2013 Woody, Elisabeth a celebration (and a sale!)  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: 20% off all packages booked in June, in honor of the owner's father.
  11stories.com/blog
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
National, San Francisco Bay Area
 
06/01/2013 Budreau, Judy Stories From Your Life  (Byline: Judy Budreau)
IN BRIEF: Second in a series aimed at older adults showing how to use technology to write or tell personal history stories.
  SeniorPlanet.org, a service of OATS (Older Adults ...
 
    SUMMARY: The series describes how my students and I are experimenting with technology to write, tell and/or preserve personal history stories. This piece focuses audio recordings along the lines of StoryCorps. The first piece (5/2/2013) showed how to use email to create and archive stories. The third will cover creating a family history on Facebook's Timeline with photos and brief stories.   Column/Show
Archived on Senior Planet site under Features http...
Distribution/Location Web (English language)
 
05/30/2013 Pender, Steve Capture Your Family History on Video This Summer  (Byline: Steve Pender)
IN BRIEF: Video biographer Steve Pender suggests that summer is a great time to record life stories.
  PRWeb
 
    SUMMARY: Summertime is prime time for family visits and reunions. This also makes it the perfect time to capture family storytellers on video, according to award-winning video biographer Steve Pender. “Summer get-togethers give us a chance to reconnect with family members we may see only once a year, or once in a blue moon,” says Pender, President of Family Legacy Video, Inc. “With a little planning, reunions and family visits can also provide a great opportunity to record the life stories of family elders like parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.”    
 
05/22/2013 Abbott, Linda Company Profile: Never Forget Legacies & Tributes  (Byline: Brian Lee)
IN BRIEF: Article relates the services provided by Never Forget Legacies & Tributes, and talks about my reasons for starting the business.
  Madison Startups
 
    SUMMARY: After 15 years of working in public relations, I wanted a change. The next chapter of my career had one key requirement: work that would give meaningful and lasting value to others. Throughout my career in journalism and PR, I've interviewed scores of people and business leaders, always finding their stories interesting and inspiring. So legacy writing seemed like a perfect fit.   Distribution/Location
Madison, Wisconsin
 
05/15/2013 Wilbrink, Deborah A Violent Misunderstanding  (  pdf)  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: The death of Lt.Andrew Wills Gould, C. S. A., stabbed in company quarters by his commander Nathan Bedford Forrest, is not only dramatic but illustrates 3 vital points about Nashville City Cemetery, Gould's final resting place.
  Monuments & Milestones, Nashville City Cemetery As...
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Cover Story
Distribution/Location Nashville, Tennessee and International online
 
05/11/2013 Pender, Steve Care Connection  (Byline: Russell Burns)
IN BRIEF: Host Russell Burns speaks with Family Legacy Video's president, Steve Pender, about personal video biographies.
  KVOI-AM
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
05/10/2013 Abbott, Linda The Best Gift You'll Ever Give Your Mother  (Byline: Linda Abbott)
IN BRIEF: Another Mother's Day is upon us and it's time to start The Search for a great gift for Mom.
  BizTimes.com
 
    SUMMARY: There's a way out of the annual trek to the mall and wandering around pricey perfume counters like nomads in a retail jungle. This Mother's Day, grab a digital recorder, put on a pot of coffee, pull up a comfy chair and have a long chat with Mom. A life story book is a present she'll treasure forever. Blog post lists APH as a resource.   Column/Show
Milwaukee Business News /Blogs
Distribution/Location Southeast Wisconsin and statewide
 
05/08/2013 Marks, Debbie A lasting legacy  (Byline: Debbie Marks)
IN BRIEF: Preserving family history is becoming more popular. This articles talks about ways to research and preserve a lasting legacy.
  Good Life magazine
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Feature article
Distribution/Location Simcoe County, Ontario
 
05/02/2013 Budreau, Judy Stories From Your Life  (Byline: Judy Budreau)
IN BRIEF: First in a series aimed at older adults showing how to use technology to write or tell personal history stories.
  SeniorPlanet.org, a service of OATS (Older Adults ...
 
    SUMMARY: The series describes how my students and I are experimenting with technology to write, tell and/or preserve personal history stories. The first article focuses on email as a way to write and organize material. Future segments include audio recordings along the lines of StoryCorps, and creating a family history on Facebook's Timeline with photos and brief stories.   Column/Show
Archived on SeniorPlanet site under Features, Livi...
Distribution/Location web (English language)
 
04/28/2013 Geballe, Sara Interested in writing your memoirs? These classes and services can help.  (Byline: Dean Kahn)
IN BRIEF: A listing of several area resources for people interested in writing their memoirs, including Memoir Crafters. Gives the APH website as well and explains the role of personal historians.
  The Bellingham Herald
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Whatcom County, Washington State
 
04/14/2013 Perham, Deborah Brooklyn Historical Society compiles residents' accounts from Superstorm Sandy for future generations  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Oral history project recounting stories of Superstorm Sandy to be housed at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
 
    SUMMARY: The oral history effort is part of a wide-ranging project on the hurricane called Documenting Sandy. Historians are looking for residents of diverse ages, ethnicities and occupations from shoreline neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island to tell their stories    
 
04/10/2013 Savigny, Peter Video Memories  (Byline: Anne Semmes)
IN BRIEF: Saving stories is as important as saving images.
  Greenwich Citizen
 
    SUMMARY: How TimeStories created a video retrospective on the emigration from two towns in Italy to Greenwich, CT. over the last 100 years. Why everyone should tie stories with their images.   Column/Show
News
Distribution/Location Greenwich CT
 
03/28/2013 Woody, Elisabeth Serendipity & 11stories  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Profile of 11stories business
  ellephotogrpaher.com
 
    SUMMARY: Profile of 11stories - our Couple Stories & Life Stories, our Wedding Books, and collaborations with photographers.   Distribution/Location
National
 
03/22/2013 Pacelli, Pam A Moment in Time: Legacy Videos Bring Family Businesses to the Next Generation  (Byline: Christina P. O'Neill)
IN BRIEF: Planning and executing legacy videos for family businesses
  Family Business Magazine quarterly supplement; Ban...
 
    SUMMARY: Why making legacy videos for family businesses is worthwhile for future generations. Challenges and rewards in creating the videos   Distribution/Location
Massachusetts, national through online distributio
 
03/13/2013 Twyford, Stefani Hey, at Least You Can Be Virtually Immortal  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Examining the growing trend of documenting one's personal history in a variety of formats.
  The New York Times
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Special Section on Retirement
Distribution/Location International distribution
 
03/12/2013 White, Sarah Hey, at Least You Can Be Virtually Immortal  (Byline: J. Peder Zane)
IN BRIEF: A survey of ways people are curating and preserving their life stories for future generations.
  The New York Times
 
    SUMMARY: In this article Zane interviews four members of APH and their clients, with a focus on technology that allows us to become "virtually immortal." Cathi Nelson, Stefani Twyford, Mary O'Brien Tyrrell and Sarah White are mentioned in the article.   Column/Show
Retirement (special section)
Distribution/Location International
 
03/03/2013 Lippert, Richard Each item tells a human story, UCF prof says at history harvest  (Byline: History Harvest offers personal benefits while com)
IN BRIEF: Working with the University of Central Florida, E-Z Photo Scan has just completed an unique History Harvest event in the oldest city in Central Florida. (Sanford, FL incorporated in 1877.)
  Orlando Sentinel, Tribune Company
 
    SUMMARY: The Department of History, University of Central Florida, the 2nd largest university in the U.S., has teamed up with E-Z Photo Scan in a public-private venture to begin offering History Harvest events to Central Florida communities. U.C.F. staffed the event with professors from the Department of History, history grad students, facility support and others. E-Z Photo Scan brought a preservation team. The U.C.F. team received and registered all those coming to the History Harvest, working with each of them individually to evaluate the items they brought to capture their stories. With permission, these stories were preserved through both digital tape/video interviews. The guests were then escorted by a History Guide to an area set up for preserving the items digitally. Using 3 KODAK Picture Saver Scanners, coupled with flatbed accessories, the E-Z Photo Scan team digitized the many treasured photos and documents brought in by community residents. The event encouraged individuals to bring personal items and have them digitized. Guests receive a high resolution digital image of each item for their very own personal preservation program. They also get a smaller resolution copy they can use to share, and connect with others. Where permission was granted, the Public History Center, will also be provided a high resolution TIF image for inclusion into its web-based history collection. All services were complimentary and provided at no cost.   Column/Show
Your Local News
Distribution/Location Seminole County (Sanford)
 
03/01/2013 Kent, Eileen History Through a Lens  (Byline: Frank Ready / Photographer Kimberly Cook)
IN BRIEF: Stories of a Lifetime owner/director Eileen Kent is featured in photos and article.
  Today's CNY Woman WWW.TODAYSCNYWOMAN.COM
 
    SUMMARY: Stories of a Lifetime; APH-Association of Personal Historians; Mohawk Valley Business Women's Network history; the importance of saving family history and stories. March 2013 issue- Pages 32-34   Column/Show
Her Passion
Distribution/Location Central New York State Syracuse/Utica
 
02/28/2013 Woody, Elisabeth Snapshot of a Marriage: Adam & Elisabeth  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Couple Story in celebration of 15th wedding anniversary, profile of 11stories
  Snippet & Ink
 
    SUMMARY: Couple shares love story after 15 years of marriage and gives advice to newlyweds   Distribution/Location
National
 
02/27/2013 Pacelli, Pam "Revolutionary Voices: A Last Muster film" launches Kickstarter campaign  (Byline: Pam Pacelli, Verissima Productions; Maureen Taylor)
IN BRIEF: Revolutionary war generation lives in photos! Follow Maureen Taylor as she uncovers their stories in film
  www.lastmusterfilm.com
 
    SUMMARY: Maureen Taylor and Pam Pacelli met an an APH conference three years ago and decided to work together to bring Maureen's "Last Muster" book series to life by tracing the stories of several Revolutionary War generation individuals who appear in Maureen's books   Distribution/Location
International
 
02/25/2013 Lippert, Richard E-Z Photo Scan Introduces Extended Rental Program for Individual and Community Groups to Preserve Treasured Photos  (Byline: E-Z Photo Scan has announced its new extended rent)
IN BRIEF: E-Z Photo Scan has announced its new extended rental program, making high quality scanning equipment available to families, organizations and communities at an affordable price.
  WALB News10, Albany GA; FOX11 News, Santa Maria CA...
 
    SUMMARY: E-Z Photo Scan of Altamonte Springs has taken the next step toward providing high quality, affordable photo scanning solutions to individuals and communities by introducing its new extended scanner rental program. This new program provides monthly rental options to suit the needs of individuals and organizations with large volume scanning projects that can’t be completed in a week or less.   Distribution/Location
U.S. National Distribution
 
02/22/2013 Wilbrink, Deborah Tennessee state chapter of APH Forms  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: National APH members of Tennessee meet in Chattanooga to form a state chapter; what and why personal history? Open meet and greet too with Patricia West, Co-President details.
  SUNY 92.3 Radio, Chattanooga
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
East Tennessee
 
02/22/2013 Wilbrink, Deborah A Ghostwriter Shares Disco, Tear Gas and Song  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: Ghostwriting takes one down Memory Lane, examples from disco and from Memphis civil rights riots.
  Writers In the Sky e-zine, 3rd article
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
International online
 
02/21/2013 Baines, Barry What Does Legacy Mean to You?  (Byline: Barry K. Baines, MD)
IN BRIEF: First of three articles for CaringBridge.org on Legacy and Ethical Wills/Legacy Letters
  CaringBridge.org, Amplifier Hub and Facebook
 
    SUMMARY: Establish a common understanding of what Legacy is. Introduce the concept of a Legacy Journey. Introduce the three Legacy Journey components, i.e., Legacy of Values, Wisdom, Generosity.   Distribution/Location
National/International distribution
 
02/20/2013 Uhl, Ruth Anne A Man, His Wife, and a Fish: A Love Story  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: How a nine-year-old girl learned from an elderly man the importance of listening and learning about what a lifelong love looks like.
  Association of Personal Historians
 
    SUMMARY: In her first encounter with personal history Sam recounts sitting with Joe at a fishing outing from a nursing home. He bagan to share his love for his wife, the things they enjoyed together, and how he longed to be with her again. There's a lovely ending to the story, but you'll have to read it yourself!   Column/Show
Blog
Distribution/Location International via the web
 
02/14/2013 Woody, Elisabeth For Valentine  (Byline: Elisabeth Woody)
IN BRIEF: Couple Story celebrating ten year wedding anniversary
  Berkeleyside
 
    SUMMARY: Couple celebrating ten years of marriage share their love story.   Distribution/Location
National, San Francisco Bay Area
 
02/11/2013 Megaridis, Crystal Addison Genealogy Club gives residents chance to trace their roots  (Byline: Alex Keown)
IN BRIEF: I was asked to speak to the Genealogy Club that meets at the Addison Public Library (Illinois).
  mysuburbanlife.com
 
    SUMMARY: It was a great opportunity to share with the Club the value of capturing their life stories today to share with their descendants of the future. It was an engaging crowd - they really "got it" that it will be so wonderful for our descendants 300 years from now to be able to see, hear and read about us living today, as opposed to the ancestors we research today with very limited information available about them. Most genealogists would love to know more about their own ancestors, but the information just isn't there - technologies now allow us to capture so much.    
 
02/07/2013 O'Neil, David PNC opens banking history exhibit  (Byline: John Henderson)
IN BRIEF: PNC Bank unveils a multimedia exhibit that documents the rich history of banking in Rocky Mount.
  Rocky Mount Telegram
 
    SUMMARY: For more information contact David G. O'Neil at Story Trust: www.storytrust.com.   Distribution/Location
Rocky Mount, NC
 
02/03/2013 Milstein, Susan Life Stories  (Byline: Peg Melnik)
IN BRIEF: Personal History Productions is featured in a story about the trend among older people of recording their life stories as a legacy for future generations of their families.
  The Press Democrat
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Sonoma Living section
Distribution/Location Sonoma County, California
 
01/24/2013 Shafron, Jane Residents tell stories of hardship, inspiration  (Byline: Suzanne Sproul)
IN BRIEF: Review of Your Story Here documentary "Here I Am: Extraordinary Lives in the Inland Empire."
  Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
 
    SUMMARY: Story on the benefit of personal history and how Your Story Here interviewed 12 local residents aged 64 and older as part of Chaffey College's Wignall Museum's exhibition "When I'm Sixty-Four". From the interviews Your Story Here created a documentary called "Here I Am: Extraordinary Lives in the Inland Empire". In the documentary we meet Pat Yeates who grew up in poverty in Pittsburgh but escaped through dance and the Ice Capades; Gordon Ayers who got married and was then sent to fight in the Pacific in WWII for two years. And, Fred Roccatini who grew up in Italy and owes his life to a German tank commander who saved his life. For Mary Martha Barkley the experience was sheer fun. "I enjoyed the opportunity to reflect on my past," she said. Chaffey College Professor Baccus uses the documentary in her gerontology class. Personal historian Jane Shafron encourages everyone to preserve their story for their family. Reference is made to the Association of Personal Historians.   Distribution/Location
Inland Empire, California
 
01/22/2013 Perham, Deborah New Family History Project Offers Career Opportunities to Semi-Retiring Court Reporters, Genealogists, Photo Organizers, and Bab  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: New baby boomer career opportunities to court reporters, organizers, genealogists and teachers.
  Albany Times Union
 
    SUMMARY: The Living Legacy Project utilizes a unique blend of consultants to record the vanishing family history of the 20th century, providing new baby boomer career opportunities to court reporters, organizers, genealogists and teachers.    
 
01/18/2013 Lippert, Richard EZPhotoScan.com Donates Professional Scanning Equipment to Apopka Historical Society and Museum of the Apopkans  (Byline: Donation to Promote Digital Preservation Program a)
IN BRIEF: EZPhotoScan.com has shown its support for the Apopka Historical Society and Museum of the Apopkans’ Digital Preservation Program with a gift of professional scanning equipment.
  PRWeb.com, Yahoo! News, DigitalJournal.com
 
    SUMMARY: EZPhotoScan.com has shown its support for the Apopka Historical Society and Museum of the Apopkans’ Digital Preservation Program with a gift of professional scanning equipment valued at nearly $3,500. The donation places professional scanning and archiving equipment in the hands of volunteers performing process of digitizing the Museum’s collection. EZPhotoScan will also contribute professional support services for the Museum’s volunteer staff.   Distribution/Location
Nationwide
 
01/03/2013 Gafiuk, Anne Vintage Flyer  (Byline: By Carolyn Dunn, CBC)
IN BRIEF: Gordon Jones, 89 years old at the time, still flies his WWII Tiger Moth plane in and around High River every chance he gets.
  CBC The National
 
    SUMMARY: Gordon Jones, now 90 years old, was a former British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Instructor; he owns and still flies the Tiger Moth he flew when he was a 19 year old instructor in High River, Alberta, Canada   Column/Show
Only In Canada featured on The National with Peter...
Distribution/Location Canada and online Internationally through cbc,ca
 
12/29/2012 Marks, Debbie A video to remember loved ones  (Byline: Janis Ramsay)
IN BRIEF: Barrie’s Debbie Marks has a passion for storytelling. The former broadcaster has started her own business, Marks In Time, to interview and film those important stories in people’s lives.
  Barrie Advance
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Simcoe County, Ontario, local distribution
 
12/28/2012 Wilbrink, Deborah Focused Memoir: Write Your Spiritual Autobiography  (Byline: Deborah Wilbrink)
IN BRIEF: How and why to write an autobiography or memoir that focuses on your spiritual development.
  Writers In the Sky e-zine, lead article
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location International online
 
12/23/2012 White, Sarah Holiday Storytelling  (Byline: Amy Carlson)
IN BRIEF: Holiday special, Weekend Morning News segment featuring interview with Sarah White
  WMTV15-Madison, Wisconsin
 
    SUMMARY: 4 minute interview on ways to pass on family history and traditions by sharing stories at the holidays.   Column/Show
Weekend Morning News
Distribution/Location Southern Wisconsin
 
12/14/2012 Perham, Deborah Fan Letter To Lower East Side Tenement Museum  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Fan letter to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum (NYC) published in their newsletter, with pic (of me and Grandma).
  Lower East Side Tenement Museum's Newsletter "New...
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
International distribution
 
12/11/2012 Dassow, Diane Personal Historian Helps Families Preserve Stories  (Byline: Binding Legacies submission)
IN BRIEF: Don't wait. Now is the time to preserve your story.
  Dailiy Herald (DuPage County Bureau)
 
    SUMMARY: My story of finding this career and the importance of preserving the voices and values of our loved ones. A mention at the end of our Chicago APH chapter's speakers bureau.   Column/Show
Business
Distribution/Location DuPage County, Illinois
 
12/10/2012 Castaneda, Sue Sue Castaneda discusses her new book about Cheyenne’s Hitching Post Inn  (Byline: Wyoming Public Media)
IN BRIEF: Sue Castaneda discusses her new book with Wyoming Public Media's Bob Beck.
  Wyoming Public Media, KUWR - Laramie, Wyoming
 
    SUMMARY: "The Hitching Post Inn: Wyoming's Second Capitol" is the story of the Smith Family in Cheyenne, Wyoming - the creation of the Lincoln Court and the Hitching Post Inn -- and the part the Hitching Post Inn played in so many lives of those, not only across Wyoming, but around the world.   Column/Show
Open Spaces
Distribution/Location State of Wyoming
 
12/10/2012 Castaneda, Sue Michael DeGreve Playing a Reunion Show in Cheyenne  (Byline: Amy Richards)
IN BRIEF: Longtime Hitching Post Inn entertainer returns to Cheyenne to help promote Sue Castaneda's new book.
  King-FM
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Southeast Wyoming
 
12/07/2012 Danielsen, Mary Photo Recovery and Reuniting Efforts in Union Beach, New Jersey  (Byline: Thomas MacEntee)
IN BRIEF: Recently Flip-Pal Cares sprang into action in Union Beach, NJ to help recover family photos that had washed up on the beaches after Hurricane Sandy. Here is a report from Gordon Nuttall, CEO of Couragent, Inc., makers of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner.
  FlipPal mobile scanner blog
 
    SUMMARY: The residents of Union Beach, New Jersey are still in shock one month after Hurricane Sandy devastated their little bay-shore town. They want their normal life back, but they’ve been forced to accept the reality that their entire life is about to change. The Union Beach photo recovery project may not seem like a priority when the health, safety and infrastructure of an entire community have been decimated. However, when residents take a breath and look around at what remains of their homes and cars, the first thing they say is 'I wish I had my photos   Distribution/Location
web, national
 
12/06/2012 White, Sarah "All About Living" radio show  (Byline: Carol Koby)
IN BRIEF: Stories are a wonderful way to bond with family members. Nurture your family ties, and build your memories as a gift to share over the holidays. Sarah White gives tips
  WHIT 1550
 
    SUMMARY: A one-hour interview on local radio with Sarah White, memoir writing partner. Stories are a wonderful way to bond with family members. Nurture your family ties, and build your memories as a gift to share over the holidays. Sarah White gives tips for helping families and extended families connect across time and space. Depending on age, cultural differences, or separation, everyone has the opportunity to personalize their family stories and have fun together over the holidays. Ideas range from playing Family History Detective, telling "Behind the Stuff" stories, creating a Photobook, making a Video Story or a Family Time Capsule, or learning about the family person you were named after.   Column/Show
Carol Koby, All About Living
Distribution/Location Greater Madison area, Wisconsin
 
12/03/2012 Lippert, Richard The E-Z Photo Scan Great American Kodak Scanner Giveaway Contest is Heating up as Scrapbookers, Photo Archivists and Small Busin  (Byline: The Great American Kodak Scanner Giveaway Contest )
IN BRIEF: Win a professional Kodak Picture Saver Scanner for your archiving services.
  PRWeb, YahooNews,
 
    SUMMARY: The Great American Kodak Scanner Giveaway Contest is heating up, as word spreads about E-Z Photo Scan’s plan to give away two professional grade Kodak PS50 high speed scanners. The race to claim one of these state-of-the-art photo scanners has home hobbyists and small business owners returning daily to enter and re-enter. The PS50 high speed scanner is a perfect gift for scrapbooking, family photo archiving, E-book writing and self-publishing, designing, and much more.   Distribution/Location
United States
 
12/03/2012 Dennis, Janette A Season for Memories: Capturing the Tales of Persons with Dementia  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Promo for a December 12 program for Alzheimer's caregivers and families.
  Daily Herald
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Chicago West Suburban
 
12/02/2012 McHugh, Joanne Already golden: Reflections on a marital voyage  (Byline: Joanne C. McHugh)
IN BRIEF: Essay about my parents' 50th wedding anniversary inspired by a look through their photo albums
  The Intelligencer
 
    SUMMARY: Old photos provide a window into what life looked like for a young couple five decades ago. They also gave the author an opportunity to reflect on the secrets to her parents' marital success.   Column/Show
Guest Opinion
Distribution/Location Doylestown, PA (Regional Philadelphia paper)
 
12/02/2012 Voell, Mary Patricia TimeSlips Program Improves Quality of Life  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Facilitator Mary Voell sits with residents of Villa Loretto as they review a story created at a previous session. Photo available.
  Action Sunday, Fond du Lac Reporter
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
In the News
Distribution/Location Fond du Lac County
 
12/01/2012 Danielsen, Mary Is this your family? Photos washed to sea by Sandy find a home on Facebook  (Byline: Laura June)
IN BRIEF: This is story about the volunteer working I've been doing to help a neighborhood group of residents in Union Beach, New Jersey recover and reconnect with their family photos following Hurricane Sandy.
  The Verge
 
    SUMMARY: Hurricane Sandy's damage to the East Coast of the United States is now estimated at over $70 billion dollars. Thousands of people lost their homes in the worst affected areas. One of those harder hit areas is Union Beach, New Jersey. A neighborhood group, lead by Jeannette Van Houton and Mary Danielson, has organized with one goal: to scour the beaches in their local areas, rescuing photos which have washed ashore. The group then scans the photos in the hopes of eventually finding their owners.   Distribution/Location
New York
 
12/01/2012 Castaneda, Sue Book salutes 'The Hitch'  (Byline: MJ Clark)
IN BRIEF: Hitching Post book announced in Wyoming Business Report.
  Wyoming Business Report.
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
State of Wyoming
 
11/30/2012 Danielsen, Mary Hurricane Sandy: FlipPal Photo Rescue Team Deploys to Union Beach, N.J.  (Byline: Release)
IN BRIEF: Mary Danielsen was part of a team of local residents trying to rescue, clean and reconnect photos to owners whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The FlipPal Cares response deployed a team with disaster response equipment to scan 10,000 photos.
  web
 
    SUMMARY: Volunteers and members of the Flip-Pal Cares rescue response team and Boy Scout troops from nearby Monmouth County will be using donated Flip-Pal mobile scanners to digitally scan thousands of photos, wedding albums and scrapbooks collected from the shoreline, wetlands and other piles of debris.   Distribution/Location
U.S. distribution
 
11/28/2012 Uhl, Ruth Anne Business Tips from the Greatest Generation  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: Translating the way those who lived after WWII built business into modern terms.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: There is much we can learn from our parents and grandparents about how to grow a successful business without all the bells and whistles of technology.   Column/Show
Hillsborough Chapter of Coffee & Contacts
Distribution/Location Hillsborough, NC
 
11/14/2012 Marks, Debbie Entrepreneur helps people to create video memoirs  (Byline: By Nicki Cruickshank, Barrie Examiner)
IN BRIEF: Debbie Marks has learned how to capture history with a camera. Marks has started up Marks in Time, a Barrie business that captures people's history and milestones on film.
  Barrie Examiner
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Life
Distribution/Location Simcoe County, Ontario, local distribution
 
11/01/2012 Beart, Nicole The Magic  (Byline: Documenting life history with a wealth of options)
IN BRIEF: Options for documenting a life history, including video biographies.
  Costco Connection
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Canada
 
10/18/2012 White, Sarah Everybody Has a Story  (Byline: Sharyn Alden)
IN BRIEF: An article in the Health Perspectives, a special publication of Hometown News Group
  Hometown News Group, serving communities in Dane C...
 
    SUMMARY: Sarah White, Memory Keeper and Founder of First Person Productions, helps peope preserve the past by writing their memoir.   Distribution/Location
Dane County, Wisconsin region
 
10/10/2012 Goldwyn, Judy Everyone Has A Story  (Byline: Judy Goldwyn)
IN BRIEF: Article about Memoir Workshop
  Milford Living Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: The article in Milford's quarterly magazine discussed the Memoir Workshop at the very active Milford Senior Center.   Column/Show
Short two-page article with photos
Distribution/Location Milford CT
 
10/08/2012 Uhl, Ruth Anne Business Tips from the Greatest Generation  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: What we can learn from the WWII adults about building successful businesses without all the technology.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Morrisville Chapter of Coffee & Contacts
Distribution/Location Morrisville, NC
 
10/04/2012 LaMie, Beth AP - Retirees Turn More Attention to Personal Legacies  (Byline: Dave Carpenter)
IN BRIEF: More and more people are concerned about leaving a legacy of their VALUES rather than VALUABLES
  Huffington Post
 
    SUMMARY: APHers share their insights on helping people leave a truly meaningful legacy, whether in a memoir or ethical will.   Column/Show
Finance by Dave Carpenter
Distribution/Location Associated Press
 
09/21/2012 Uhl, Ruth Anne Business Tips from the Greatest Generation  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: What we can learn from the WWII generation on how to build a successful business through relationships, not just technology.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Brier Creek Chapter of Coffee and Contacts
Distribution/Location Raleigh, NC
 
09/17/2012 Woody, Elisabeth 11stories & emily takes photos present...  (Byline: Sarah Pierce)
IN BRIEF: Profile of 11stories Couple Story - Wedding Book
  mywedding.com/blog
 
    SUMMARY: National wedding website profiled 11stories Couple Story - a couple celebrating their engagement share their love story   Distribution/Location
National
 
09/16/2012 White, Sarah Interview: Write Your Memoir  (Byline: Amy Carlson)
IN BRIEF: Weekend Morning News segment featuring interview with Sarah White
  WMTV15-Madison, Wisconsin
 
    SUMMARY: 4 minute interview on why you should write your memoir and how to get started, perhaps with a cookbook memoir or travel memoir   Column/Show
Weekend Morning News
Distribution/Location Southern Wisconsin
 
09/06/2012 Lee, Monica The Conversation Hub #115: Monica Lee, author of "The Percussionist's Wife"  (Byline: By Marc Vaillancourt)
IN BRIEF: Host Marc Vaillancourt interviews author Monica Lee about her new memoir, "The Percussionist's Wife: A Memoir of Sex, Crime & Betrayal"
  The Conversation Hub podcast
 
    SUMMARY: Learn how author Monica Lee's memoir came about, why she chose to self-publish, what readers are saying and even the soundtrack for writing her book.   Column/Show
Episode #115
Distribution/Location Podcast (available at theconversationhub.com and i
 
09/06/2012 Uhl, Ruth Anne Business Tips from the Greatest Generation  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: How to learn from the WWII generation to build successful businesses without the preponderance of technology used today.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
The Heart of Durham Coffee and Contacts
Distribution/Location Durham, NC
 
08/30/2012 Pacelli, Pam Boomer and the Babe: Verissima Productions  (Byline: Peter Peters)
IN BRIEF: Blogtalk radio show of one hour, discussing field of personal history
  blogtalk radio
 
    SUMMARY: Discussing getting started in personal history, video histories, APH, pricing, pitfalls, joys of being a PH, mission of being a PH, range of PH product possibilities   Column/Show
Daily Show
Distribution/Location Tucson AZ, and national syndication on i-tunes
 
08/30/2012 Fredsall, Laurie The Business of Memories  (Byline: Saundra Sorenson)
IN BRIEF: Personal historian champions the art of family storytelling.
  The Times
 
    SUMMARY: This article highlights how and why Laurie Fredsall became a personal historian, her mission, and some of the services she provides.   Distribution/Location
Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood, Oregon
 
08/23/2012 Wilbrink, Deborah That's the Gist of It sums up life for 98-year-old Madison resident  (Byline: Autumn Boaz)
IN BRIEF: Thad Martin writes his autobiography at age 98, from rural to urban life in 1914 to present. A personal history that includes the beginning of RV communities.
  The News, 6 newspapers in Nashville from GCI Publi...
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Feature
Distribution/Location Nashville, Tennessee neighborhoods
 
08/22/2012 White, Sarah Madison writer helps people write own memoirs  (Byline: Dani Maxwell)
IN BRIEF: My 1.5 minutes of fame on a local morning news-talk show.
  WKOW-TV
 
    SUMMARY: Dani Maxwell interviews Sarah White on how she helps people remember, write and share the stories of their lives, to communicate with generations to come.   Column/Show
Wake Up Wisconsin
Distribution/Location Southern Wisconsin / Greater Madison Area
 
08/19/2012 Barkley, Jim Business helps record, pass on personal stories  (Byline: Kevin Allenspach)
IN BRIEF: Profile of the the owner of Sonant History and the services offered.
  St. Cloud Times
 
    SUMMARY: An article about me and my business. Through interviews with some of my clients, the reporter highlighted the quality and range of my services. His call to Linda Coffin resulted in positive exposure for APH.   Column/Show
Business section Sunday feature article
Distribution/Location Central Minnesota
 
08/17/2012 White, Sarah Self-written obituaries give many the last word  (Byline: By Beth Teitell)
IN BRIEF: My "Put a Little Life into Your Obituary" class is mentioned in Boston Globe article on trend of self-written obituaries.
  The Boston Globe
 
    SUMMARY: Having done all they can to dictate exactly how their funerals will go — down to music playlists and menus — Baby Boomers, and some members of the Silent Generation, are taking control to the next level: writing their own obituaries. Statistics on the number of seniors working to meet the ultimate deadline are hard to come by, but obituary-writing courses are now being offered on-line and in workshops, and informal obit-writing sessions are popping up all over.   Column/Show
Lifestyle
Distribution/Location Greater Boston Area
 
08/10/2012 O'Neil, David Bonding with clients through their ancestors  (Byline: Jennifer Hoyt Cummings)
IN BRIEF: Wealth management firms attract clients by tapping into personal history projects.
  Reuters
 
    SUMMARY: For more information contact David G. O'Neil at Story Trust: www.storytrust.com.    
 
07/21/2012 Talbot, Mary Lee Chautauquans write history of streets and their namesakes  (Byline: by Joanna Hamer)
IN BRIEF: A new book about the street names of the famed Chautauqua Institution
  The Chautauquan Daily
 
    SUMMARY: I edited this new book and wrote one chapter and was the source for another.   Distribution/Location
Chautauqua, New York
 
07/19/2012 Groves, Deanne Mayor honors volunteers at annual banquet  (Byline: Michael DeVault)
IN BRIEF: Deanne received distinguished service award for 30 years of service to persons with disabilities.
  Ouachita Citizen newspaper
 
    SUMMARY: Deanne received distinguished service award from the twin cities mayors' committee on disabilities for 30 years of service to persons with disabilities.   Distribution/Location
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
 
07/11/2012 Twyford, Stefani Legacy Multimedia of Houston Receives 2012 Videographer Awards of Distinction from Association of Marketing and Communication Pr  (Byline: Legacy Multimedia has been recognized as a recipie)
IN BRIEF: Legacy Multimedia has been recognized as a recipient of two Awards of Distinction from the 2012 Videographer Awards.
  Business Wire
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
International distribution
 
06/27/2012 Talbot, Mary Lee varies with each day's sermon topic  (Byline: column by Mary Lee Talbot)
IN BRIEF: Daily coverage of the morning devotional service at Chautauqua Institution
  Chautauquan Daily
 
    SUMMARY: From Sunday to Friday during the 9 week Chautauqua season I cover the morning worship service for the newspaper. Preachers this summer will include Barbara Brown Taylor, Calvin Butts, Mark Labberton and Tracey Lind   Column/Show
Morning Worship
Distribution/Location Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
 
06/18/2012 Groves, Deanne Letter to the editor  (Byline: Deanne Groves)
IN BRIEF: Letter to the editor regarding importance of saving stories.
  The News Star (local newspaper)
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Letters to the editor
Distribution/Location Northeast Louisiana
 
06/14/2012 LaMie, Beth Author to Speak About Creating Your Own Memoir  (Byline: Around Town)
IN BRIEF: Author Beth Lamie will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Bank of Manhattan about “Creating Your Own Memoir and Family Stories.” Information: (815) 478-3987.
  Southtown Star Sun Times
 
    SUMMARY: Author Speak: Author Beth Lamie, sponsored by the Manhattan-Elwood Public Library, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Bank of Manhattan Community Room, 550 W. North St., about “Creating Your Own Memoir and Family Stories.” Information: (815) 478-3987.   Column/Show
Around Town
Distribution/Location Southwestern Chicago Suburbs
 
06/01/2012 Danielsen, Mary Firefighters honor a chief who died in the line of duty one year ago  (Byline: Doug Fenichel)
IN BRIEF: The day a large plaque was dedicated in honor of Thomas Shields, assistant fire chief of the Flanders Fire & Rescue, I presented his family with a Legacy book filled with photos, interviews and other documents, preserving his impact on others lives.
  1st Responder Broadcast Network
 
    SUMMARY: FLANDERS, N.J. – A year to the day after Flanders Fire Company Assistant Chief Tom Shields died after responding to a call for a sick child, firefighters from his company and several others unveiled a plaque honoring his memory. About 100 people, including Shields’ family and firefighters from Flanders, Budd Lake, Woodland Park, Chester and Netcong, gathered in front of the Flanders Firehouse. After speeches, Lt. Pat Piserchio pulled purple-and-black bunting off a large plaque with a color photo of Shields that was mounted on the wall outside of the apparatus bays.   Distribution/Location
web, firefighting community, northern New Jersey
 
05/31/2012 Uhl, Ruth Anne Simple Steps to Recording Great Vacation Stories  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: Sam presented a new way of storytelling your vacation memories rather than trying to journal them. You'll capture the excitement and otherwise forgotten fun moments that make holidays such a pleasure.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
The Heart of Durham Coffee and Contacts
Distribution/Location Durham, NC
 
05/30/2012 Uhl, Ruth Anne Live Your Legacy to Leave Your Legacy  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: How to think about your life from the perspective of looking back briefly to live forward fully, leaving a legacy of inspiration for future generations.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: How to think about your life from the perspective of looking back briefly to live forward fully, leaving a legacy of inspiration for future generations.   Column/Show
Hillsborough Chapter of Coffee & Contacts
Distribution/Location Hillsborough, NC
 
05/26/2012 Kent, Eileen Eileen Kent guest on blogtalkradio.cnyurbanguy May 26, 2012 10:30am Eastern  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Hour long interview with cnyurbanguy Lou Barile on Personal History/APH and Stories of a Lifetime
  www.blogtalkradio.com
 
    SUMMARY: Discussion of career background, beginnings of Stories of a Lifetime; Association of Personal Historians; importance of saving family stories for future generations.    
 
05/18/2012 Auerbach, Richard On Stage With Iris Acker  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: This was an interview approximately 15 min. long, and Beacon TV in South Florida
  Beacon-TV
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
On Stage With Iris Acker
Distribution/Location Various cable channels
 
05/11/2012 Uhl, Ruth Anne Simple Steps to Recording Great Life Stories  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: All you need to know to record your own personal history, simply and easily.
  Galloway Ridge
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Newsletter
Distribution/Location Pittsboro, NC
 
05/04/2012 Kent, Eileen Video Preserves history by telling stories of senior citizens  (Byline: John Pitarresi )
IN BRIEF: Press coverage of film documentary premier of "Everyone Has a Story" Telling the Stories of Oneida County Seniors
  Utica Observer Dispatch
 
    SUMMARY: Individual senior film stars of documentary as well as narrator and film producer Eileen Kent - Stories of a Lifetime were interview at end of Premier event.   Distribution/Location
Mohawk Valley/Upstate NY Utica area
 
04/25/2012 Whitney, Taylor Digitization Breakthrough Revives Aging Titanic Footage  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Ryerson University Special Collections Audio Visual Access and Preservation Project with SD to broadcast quality HD conversion of Titanic footage.
  Nexus (Issue No. 25/Spring 2012)
 
    SUMMARY: Oceanographer and Scientist, Dr. Joe MacInnis, and his crew, aboard a Russian MIR, re-discovered the Titanic in 1985. Ryerson University acquired raw and edited footage of the underwater expedition in 2005. In 2012, in time for the 100-year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Ryerson Special Collections hired APH member, Taylor Whitney and her company, Preserving The Past, to digitize the raw and edited footage originally shot on 3/4" U-matic and Betacam SP videotape. PTP partnered with a company in Burbank, CA to offer SD to broadcast quality HD footage.   Column/Show
Ryerson University Newsletter produced Ryerson Uni...
Distribution/Location Ryerson University Faculty and Staff
 
04/19/2012 Trainor, Steve Find a Local Personal Historian  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: A TV commercial explaining what a Personal Historian does + my specific web site.
  KWQC-HD-TV, Davenport, Iowa / YouTube
 
    SUMMARY: Ran 4 times over a 9-day period.   Distribution/Location
eastern Iowa - western Illinois
 
04/16/2012 Flax, Mona Flax retiring after years at hospital  (Byline: Laura Taylor)
IN BRIEF: After 36 years in the health industry, Mona Flax has retired from her job as Chief Development and Marketing Officer at Madison County Hospital to pursue something else entirely, Personal Histories.
  The Madison Press
 
    SUMMARY: Throughout my career, I've developed new programs to help others. My focus has been on organizing meaningful volunteer opportunities. I've helped volunteers tackle everything from providing patient services to raising millions of dollars to fund hospital equipment and facilities, and create funds to help patients who can't afford care. My responsibilities also included customer service initiatives and telling the hospital's story throughout the community. I've also had a lifelong passion for old photographs and family stories. Fifteen years ago, I became an avid scrapbooker and later learned to create digital memory books. When I learned about Personal Historians and what they do, I immediately recognized the opportunity for an encore career which would combine my professional expertise and personal passions. As a Personal Historian, I am helping others write their life stories. My goal is to turn a person's memories and photos into a family keepsake. Research indicates this is a powerful and rewarding experience for those who share their stories. People often find peace and pleasure in the process, and it's comforting for them to know their special memories and photographs are being preserved for children and grandchildren they may never know.   Column/Show
Front page with color photo
Distribution/Location London, OH and Madison County
 
04/16/2012 Johnston, Anne 2012 MSA Buyer's Choice Awards  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Personal History Tool Kit" designed by All About Memoirs has just won the top award (Education & Games) from the Museum Store Association (MSA) at the Museum Store Association's 2012 Conference and Expo.
  Museum Store Association Website
 
    SUMMARY: The top award is called "Buyers Choice" because MSA conference attendees vote by ballot for the winner among three finalists. (The finalists are selected by the MSA Board.) Anne Johnston's design company, Foxhall Design Company, won the award. (Foxhall is the sole wholesale distributor of the Personal History Tool Kit.)   Distribution/Location
association website
 
04/13/2012 McNabb, Martie Family Photo Dilemma  (Byline: Mary Van Vliet)
IN BRIEF: Martie McNabb,APH member & founder of Memories Out of the Box,was interviewed by interior designer about how she helps clients tell the story of their lives using their photo & memorabilia archives.
  Olive Design Blog
 
    SUMMARY: Mary Van Vliet is a friend & an interior designer who all too often comes across boxes, closets, attics & basements full of personal archives/stories. We work together to help her client's celebrate & honor their lives. Mary beautifully described my process & my passion for my art/work.   Distribution/Location
New York City
 
04/11/2012 LaMie, Beth Family History Workshop  (Byline: Local News)
IN BRIEF: Workshop offered on writing family history
  The Kankakee Daily Journal
 
    SUMMARY: A workshop on "Writing Family Stories for Fun" will be held at Governor's State University Kankakee Education Center from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 5. Beth LaMie, a Personal Historian, will present the workshop. She has written a book encouraging people to be their own family historians and has offered many workshops. Governor's State University Kankakee Education Center is located at 187 S. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee. For more information, call 815-935-2766.   Column/Show
Around Town
Distribution/Location Central Illinois
 
04/01/2012 Halliday, Deb Sharing Your Story  (Byline: Meg Fraser)
IN BRIEF: A full-page feature article on me and my business, Deb The Storian.
  Prime Time Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: This full-page feature article - complete with photo - introduces me, Deb The Storian, and provides a wonderful explanation of the concept of personal history. It explains how I first got interested in doing this work, my background, and how I conduct the process. It contains a wealth of information for those readers previously unfamiliar with our fascinating field.   Column/Show
People and Places
Distribution/Location Statewide in Rhode Island
 
03/30/2012 Patton, Benjamin Interview with Ben Patton  (Byline: Unknown)
IN BRIEF: APH member Ben Patton is interviewed by Tom Brokaw and Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe.
  MSNBC-TV
 
    SUMMARY: Filmmaker and personal historian Ben Patton discusses his new book Growing Up Patton, about his life with his family and famous grandfather, General George S. Patton.   Column/Show
Morning Joe
Distribution/Location International Cable broadcast
 
03/14/2012 Uhl, Ruth Anne Discovering Your Legacy  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: What it means to live and leave a meaningful legacy to yourself and others.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Southpointe Chapter of Coffee & Contacts
Distribution/Location Durham, NC
 
03/04/2012 Brodsky, Debbie Mama Always Comes Home  (Byline: Debbie Brodsky)
IN BRIEF: Debbie Brodsky, APH member writes about creating a deployment video - a military mom's messages to her children.
  Bethesda Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
DC, Virginia, Maryland
 
02/17/2012 Adelman, David Mr. Genealogy: David Adelman's company helps families and family businesses make film history  (Byline: Ben Fischer)
IN BRIEF: David Adelman makes video documentaries about families.
  Washington Business Journal
 
    SUMMARY: "Reel Tributes focuses its marketing on people preparing to celebrate major milestones — 90th birthdays or 50th wedding anniversaries. President of Reel Tributes, personal historian David Adelman, says those videos are often played as part of the celebration. More recently, Adelman has targeted family-owned businesses whose aging founder is preparing to hand off the company to younger generations and wants the company’s legacy to be preserved."   Column/Show
Health Column
Distribution/Location Washington, DC area
 
02/17/2012 Adelman, David Nana  (Byline: Karen Hepp)
IN BRIEF: "It is essentially like a Ken Burns documentary for a family," says David Adelman, personal historian and video biographer.
  Fox-TV (fox29)
 
    SUMMARY: Ann Hoffman wanted a special tribute for her mom's 90th birthday party. Starting with asking for the background surrounding old pictures, the stories that her mother told demanded to be preserved. Ann called in an expert to interview and film Nana and the family,collect pictures and set it all to music, lots of footage edited down to about a thirty minute documentary. APH member David Adelman was the expert documentarian the family was lucky enough to find.   Column/Show
Kerry Barrett News
Distribution/Location myfoxphilly.com
 
02/08/2012 Stevens, Paulette One Utah-Many Stories: Writing Personal Histories on Access Utah Wednesday  (Byline: Tom Williams)
IN BRIEF: On Wednesday’s Access Utah (Utah Public Radio) a discussion about writing the stories of our lives, and the book, One World, Many Stories - Seeking Freedom and Dignity, Experiences of Utah Residents.
  Utah Public Radio
 
    SUMMARY: On Wednesday’s Access Utah (Utah Public Radio) a discussion about writing the stories of our lives, and the book, One World, Many Stories - Seeking Freedom and Dignity, Experiences of Utah residents, which was published recently as a community outreach project of the Utah Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians. Tom Williams’ guests include Paulette Stevens (editor of the book and member of the Utah APH,) Tom Taylor (member of the Utah APH,) Sheryl Allen, and Rozina Bahlibi, all of whom tell their stories in the book. Additional conversation with Pat Gantt, an Associate Dean in the USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and founder of the Four-Minute Memoir project and StoryCorps founder David Isay.    
 
02/08/2012 Taylor, Tom One Utah-Many Stories: Writing Personal Histories on Access Utah Wednesday  (Byline: Tom Williams)
IN BRIEF: On Wednesday’s Access Utah (Utah Public Radio) a discussion about writing the stories of our lives, and the book, One World, Many Stories - Seeking Freedom and Dignity, Experiences of Utah Residents.
  Utah Public Radio
 
    SUMMARY: On Wednesday’s Access Utah (Utah Public Radio) a discussion about writing the stories of our lives, and the book, One World, Many Stories - Seeking Freedom and Dignity, Experiences of Utah residents, which was published recently as a community outreach project of the Utah Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians. Tom Williams’ guests include Paulette Stevens (editor of the book and member of the Utah APH,) Tom Taylor (member of the Utah APH,) Sheryl Allen, and Rozina Bahlibi, all of whom tell their stories in the book. Additional conversation with Pat Gantt, an Associate Dean in the USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and founder of the Four-Minute Memoir project and StoryCorps founder David Isay.    
 
02/07/2012 Brodsky, Debbie Is History Only in Our Textbooks?  (Byline: Debbie Brodsky)
IN BRIEF: Debbie Brodsky wonders if events aren't written about in textbooks, how will we learn the real stories and anecdotes about how life was actually lived?
  The APH Blog
 
    SUMMARY: Video biographer and APH member Debbie Brodsky writes about the documentary she created of an African American woman who came of age in 1950's Birmingham, Alabama. A schoolchild uses the documentary created for her grandmother's 50th wedding anniversary to illustrate aspects of life in segregated Alabama that would otherwise gone unknown.   Column/Show
social history
Distribution/Location
 
02/05/2012 Pender, Steve Law Review Radio  (Byline: Ron Zack)
IN BRIEF: Family Legacy Video's president, Steve Pender, chats about legacy videos with estate attorney Ron Zack.
  KVOI-AM
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
02/03/2012 Greenwood, Peggy West County woman connects generations through personal stories  (  pdf)  (Byline: Sheila Frayne Rhodes)
IN BRIEF: Story is the most valuable gift a person can present to his / her family.
  West Newsmagazine
 
    SUMMARY: Just as important as preserving physical items for descendants is the preservation of values. It is a personal story of achievements, struggles, victories, defeats, joys, sorrows, hobbies, beliefs, and / or values and be treasured long after any material inheritance is dispersed.   Column/Show
P. 33
Distribution/Location St. Louis and St. Charles Counties, Missouri
 
02/02/2012 Stevens, Paulette Personal History-Bridging Generations  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: A radio interview with Diantha Leavitt and Paulette Stevens of the Utah Chapter of APH.
  KZNU Radio
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Cedar City, Utah
 
02/02/2012 Leavitt, Diantha Personal History-Bridging Generations  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Radio interview with Diantha Leavitt and Paulette Stevens of the Utah Chapter of the APH.
  KZNU Radio
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Cedar City, Utah
 
02/02/2012 Campbell, Jennifer Launch a Business Cheaply!  (Byline: Dan Bortolotti)
IN BRIEF: Four successful female entrepreneurs tell how they started their businesses for a small investment.
  MORE Magazine (Canada)
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
National Distribution
 
01/05/2012 Wilbrink, Deborah Perfect Memoirs preserves Family History & Tells Wonderful Stories  (Byline: Wanda Southerland, Editor in Chief)
IN BRIEF: New business saves your personal history in a book or recording.
  The News, 6 newspapers in Nashville from GCI Publi...
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
New Business Feature
Distribution/Location Nashville, Tennessee
 
01/01/2012 Payne, Annie In Their Own Words  (Byline: Annie Payne)
IN BRIEF: Personal historian Annie Payne has been helping families record the stories of loved ones for years. Here, she shows why you, too, should record your memories of a lifetime.
  www.insidehistory.com.au
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
12/25/2011 McNees, Pat Getting To Know You: A How-To Story for Kids on How to Interview Family Members  (  pdf)  (Byline: Unknown)
IN BRIEF: (c) 2010 Universal Uclick Beth LaMie and Pat McNees were interviewed for this supplement to Parade Magazine
  Parade Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Personal historians Pat McNees and Beth LaMie offer practical and fun advice to help children get to know their older relatives and family friends. The article explains how to set up and conduct an interview and offers a list of sample questions to get started.   Column/Show
The Mini Page supplement
Distribution/Location US National distribution
 
12/21/2011 Campbell, Jennifer Entrepreneur Gives Clients the Memory of a Lifetime  (Byline: Lynne Strang)
IN BRIEF: Jennifer Campbell isn’t a doctor, nurse, firefighter or an EMT. She isn’t a lifeguard, either. But there’s no doubt that she’s a lifesaver.
  Late Blooming Entrepreneurs
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
12/12/2011 Shafron, Jane My Turn: Saving a life, for those left behind  (Byline: Peter Shafron)
IN BRIEF: Jane Shafron's own cancer diagnosis led her to want to preserve memories of her father for her own children.
  Los Angeles Times
 
    SUMMARY: Personal historian Jane Shafron writes a first person account of how she left her career as an attorney to become a video biographer after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "Diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in 2005, my first reaction was to learn my father's story. If anything bad should happen to me, I figured, my husband could tell our young sons about their mother. But only I could tell my sons about their grandfather, who passed away nine years earlier. I spent a lot of the six months after my diagnosis reminiscing — about my life and my father's. With the help of my husband, who was pleased I had a hobby (if not hair), I made a documentary about dad's life. He would not be a stranger to his grandsons."   Column/Show
Health
Distribution/Location
 
12/11/2011 Moore, Deb Why memoir writer Deb Moore enjoys telling stories of others' lives  (Byline: Terri Finch Hamilton)
IN BRIEF: Deb Moore, personal historian,interviews folks about their lives,then preserves the stories in hard-bound books.
  The Grand Rapids Press
 
    SUMMARY: "Deb Moore is a memory saver. She preserves the time you chased the coal truck hoping for a stray chunk to fall off, the dance where you wore your pink formal dress and met that cute boy, the lights on the dance floor twirling like snowflakes. She listens and ponders and types and hands you a nicely bound book, full of your memories and smelling like fresh ink. The whole process makes her think some pretty deep thoughts.'   Column/Show
Living Section: Profile
Distribution/Location Grand Rapids, MI
 
12/01/2011 Adelman, David Reel Tributes; They pitched Spirit their idea and we liked it  (Byline: editorial staff)
IN BRIEF: David Adelman describes his personal history film company Reel Tributes
  Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
12/01/2011 Zemborain, Eduardo Selection of articles  (  pdf)  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Excerpts from Newsweek magazine, APH newsletter, Rolls Royce Annual Calendar, Luxury Institute
  Newsweek and others
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
11/28/2011 Uhl, Ruth Anne How to Write a Bio  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: Sam will show you how to write a professional biography to be used and modified for speaking engagements and online social media networking.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: She will review and edit your bio within a week.   Column/Show
Morrisville Chapter of Coffee and Contacts
Distribution/Location Morrisville, NC
 
11/05/2011 LaMie, Beth Beth LaMie Attends Personal Historians Conference  (Byline: Think)
IN BRIEF: Beth LaMie attended the recent 17th annual APH conference in Las Vegas
  The Kankakee Daily Journal
 
    SUMMARY: Local personal historian Beth LaMie recently attended the 17th annual APH conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Column/Show
Think
Distribution/Location Central Illinois
 
11/01/2011 Adelman, David Film Premier: A DC transplant recasts the old home movie  (Byline: Danny Harris )
IN BRIEF: "Revolutionizing what once fell in the same arts-and-craftsy category as scrapbooking, (29-year old David) Adelman is redefining the lineage of oral histories one pixel at a time.”
  Modern Luxury Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
The Radar/Film/DC Magazine section
Distribution/Location Washington, DC area
 
10/29/2011 LaMie, Beth Business Briefcase: Historians  (Byline: Business Briefcase)
IN BRIEF: Beth LaMie was elected to the board of directors for the Association of Personal Historians (APH).
  The Kankakee Daily Journal
 
    SUMMARY: Beth LaMie, a local personal historian since 2007, was recently elected to the board of directors for the Association of Personal Historians (APH). Personal historians preserve histories, life stories and memories for individuals, families, organizations and businesses. Personal history formats range from books containing family stories, photos and documents to audio or video documentaries.   Column/Show
Business Briefcase
Distribution/Location Central Illinois
 
10/12/2011 Tabach, Barbara Personal Historians: Uncovering Our Family Stories  (Byline: Mike Thompson)
IN BRIEF: Barbara Tabach and Nikki Silva of NPR's Kitchen Sisters are interviewed on KNPR.
  KNPR Radio
 
    SUMMARY: What hidden stories do our families have? How do we uncover them? And how enriching (or painful) is that process of interviewing your loved ones and uncovering the past? Las Vegas locals and Nikki Silva of NPR's The Kitchen Sisters talk about what inspired them to dig into the past, and the surprises they found.   Column/Show
Podcast
Distribution/Location Nevada public radio/88.9
 
10/11/2011 Zander, Julie 'Chehalis' Brings History to LIfe  (Byline: Brian Mittge)
IN BRIEF: Julie McDonald Zander completed another book in the series "Images of America".
  The Chronicle
 
    SUMMARY: Julie McDonald Zander completed another book in the series "Images of America," this one about Chehalis, Washington from the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the present day.   Distribution/Location
Centralia
 
10/03/2011 Uhl, Ruth Anne Marketing to Seniors - 5 Keys to Success  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: How marketing to those over 55 is different to marketing to those younger.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Cary East Chapter of Coffee and Contacts
Distribution/Location Cary, NC
 
07/20/2011 Dassow, Diane Could a Family Reunion Save Your Life?  (Byline: Lynda Shrager, The Organized Caregiver)
IN BRIEF: The author of this article quotes Diane Dassow of Binding Legacies about the value of personal histories.
  Everyday Health
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Caregiver Blog
Distribution/Location World Wide Web
 
07/10/2011 Campbell, Jennifer 10 unique jobs that keep the world working  (Byline: Kaitlin Madden)
IN BRIEF: When Jennifer Campbell says she's a personal historian, people think she's a ghost writer or genealogist.
  Guampdn.com
 
    SUMMARY: When Jennifer Campbell says she's a personal historian, people think she's a ghost writer or genealogist. She tells them she is neither. "What I do is help people tell their life stories by interviewing them and writing a narrative from their answers," she says.   Distribution/Location
Hagatna, Guam
 
07/01/2011 McNees, Pat Personal storytellers capture the tales, memories of people  (Byline: Jennifer Miller)
IN BRIEF: Sherry Borzo, Pat McNees, and Larry Lehmer talk about what personal historians do.
  Des Moines Register
 
    SUMMARY: "...'There seems to be a trend toward looking at the value of stories of our life and our things, and of family connections,' (personal historian and APH member) Pat McNees says, pointing to the popularity of shows like PBS's "Antiques Roadshow," NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are" (which traces the family trees of celebrities) and National Public Radio's "StoryCorps" project, which records audio of ordinary people of every stripe telling personal stories."   Column/Show
Tell Me More
Distribution/Location Des Moines, IA
 
07/01/2011 Lehmer, Larry Personal storytellers capture the tales, memories of people  (Byline: Jennifer Miller)
IN BRIEF: Sherry Borzo, Pat McNees, and Larry Lehmer talk about what personal historians do.
  Des Moines Register
 
    SUMMARY: "...'There seems to be a trend toward looking at the value of stories of our life and our things, and of family connections,' (personal historian and APH member) Pat McNees says, pointing to the popularity of shows like PBS's "Antiques Roadshow," NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are" (which traces the family trees of celebrities) and National Public Radio's "StoryCorps" project, which records audio of ordinary people of every stripe telling personal stories."   Column/Show
Tell Me More
Distribution/Location Des Moines, IA
 
07/01/2011 Borzo, Sherry Personal storytellers capture the tales, memories of people  (Byline: Jennifer Miller)
IN BRIEF: Sherry Borzo, Pat McNees, and Larry Lehmer talk about what personal historians do.
  Des Moines Register
 
    SUMMARY: "...'There seems to be a trend toward looking at the value of stories of our life and our things, and of family connections,' (personal historian and APH member) Pat McNees says, pointing to the popularity of shows like PBS's "Antiques Roadshow," NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are" (which traces the family trees of celebrities) and National Public Radio's "StoryCorps" project, which records audio of ordinary people of every stripe telling personal stories."   Column/Show
Tell Me More
Distribution/Location Des Moines, IA
 
05/16/2011 Nobile, Arielle 5 Questions with Arielle Nobile, founder and director of Legacy Connections Films  (Byline: Erin Dooley)
IN BRIEF: Nobile spoke to the Camera about the inspiration behind her company, the importance and uniqueness of her work, and her current and future projects.
  Daily Camera
 
    SUMMARY: A family hopes to chronicle their history for future generations. A terminally ill mother wants to leave something of herself behind for her children. A business-owner wants to show the more human side of his company to the community. Arielle Nobile, founder and director of Legacy Connections Films in Lafayette, helps people like these express themselves through the medium of narrative film. In projects that take anywhere from two months to two years, Nobile and her company tell people\'s stories and connect them to their ancestors.   Column/Show
5 Questions
Distribution/Location Boulder, CO
 
05/13/2011 White, Sarah City gem a great place to live, and to visit a lot  (Byline: Doug Moe)
IN BRIEF: Column reviewing "Westmorland: A Great Place to Live", a micro-community history
  Wisconsin State Journal
 
    SUMMARY: Excerpts from the column: "I suspect many in Madison will open their own Westmorland memory bank with the publication of “Westmorland: A Great Place to Live,” which will have its launch party Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Sequoya Library, another Westmorland landmark. The book is being published by the Westmorland Neighborhood Association and timed to celebrate its 70th anniversary, making it one of the oldest neighborhood associations in the city. Even for grizzled veterans like myself, the book holds surprises. I have a vague recollection of hearing there once was another golf course in Westmorland besides Glenway, but who knew there also was a free-standing driving range?" Martinelli, 61, co-chairs the neighborhood association’s history committee, formed in 2002. Members began contributing history pieces to the neighborhood newsletter, with the hope they’d eventually be collected into a book. Local editor and writer Sarah White was hired to polish them and pull the project together. Both White and Martinelli will speak at the Sequoya event Saturday, where members of the association will be given a free book (they will also be for sale to the general public).   Column/Show
Doug Moe
Distribution/Location Dane County, WIsconsin
 
05/06/2011 Whitney, Taylor It  (Byline: Archiving Family and Business History)
IN BRIEF: Taylor Whitney, President and Founder of Preserving The Past, LLC is interviewed by Nannette Nocon, Private Wealth Advisor and host of It's About Money, a monthly TV show on a local Cable TV station in Penfield, NY.
  Penfield TV
 
    SUMMARY: Taylor Whitney is interviewed about starting her business and the steps of archiving and preserving photographic and film. The video showcases samples of personal history books, videos and other work.   Column/Show
It's About Money
Distribution/Location Greater Rochester, NY Area
 
04/25/2011 Milstein, Susan Personal History Productions  (Byline: Frank Samson)
IN BRIEF: Personal historians Susan Milstein and Andi Reese Brady tell Frank Samson how they developed a business interviewing people.
  KRON-TV
 
    SUMMARY: Personal historians Susan Milstein and Andi Reese Brady tell Frank Samson how they developed a business interviewing people about their lives and presenting their stories as audio CDs or beautiful bound books.   Column/Show
Aging Boomers Radio Show
Distribution/Location Sonoma County, CA
 
04/20/2011 Robinson, Rebecca Rogers TV Interview regarding tips to capture your personal history  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Rebecca Robinson of Life Story Film speaks about how to get started capturing your own family's history. Breaking the ice when it comes to interviewing family is most important.
  Rogers Cable TV
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Inside Guelph, Rogers Cable TV
Distribution/Location Guelph and surrounding communities
 
03/15/2011 Castaneda, Sue Wyoming State Archives Announces Completion of Oral Histories About Cokeville Elementary School Bombinb  (Byline: Sue Castaneda)
IN BRIEF: Sue Castaneda and Mark Junge complete a series of 14 interviews with survivors of the 1986 Cokeville Elementary School Bombing.
  Wyoming Artscapes - Wyoming Arts Council
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
State of Wyoming
 
02/24/2011 Robinson, Rebecca Personal documentaries capture memories, values  (Byline: Hannah Sutherland)
IN BRIEF: Rebecca Robinson tells how she taught herself to edit videotaped interviews of seniors into DVDs for the family.
  Peace Arch News
 
    SUMMARY: Seniors have stories to tell, values to instill as well as lessons to pass on – and Rebecca Robinson is listening. Rebecca Robinson has fused her passion for writing and photography to create a video biography company that immortalizes the thoughts and lives of seniors for family members to cherish for generations. Called Silverscenes Productions, the service offers a number of ways to preserve priceless memories, from house tours that document rooms and recollections in family homes to ‘how we met’ videos that show couples recounting their time together.   Column/Show
Community Section
Distribution/Location Canada
 
02/06/2011 Mollers, Jurgen Mindfulness and meditation make a marriage  (Byline: Louise Rafkin, Special to the Chronicle)
IN BRIEF: Personal historian Jurgen Mollers and yoga teacher/engineer Chanda William join up in business and in marriage.
  San Francisco Chronicle
 
    SUMMARY: Later that year, the Jorgen Mollers and Chanda William traveled to northern Germany to visit Jurgen's family in the small, conservative town in which he'd been raised. Despite their different backgrounds - Chanda is from Flint, Mich. - it was increasingly evident that both their values and families were incredibly similar. Flint, says Chanda, is as far from California woo-woo culture as is rural Germany. "But we are not so different," says the soft-spoken Jurgen. In 2009, they married in Jurgen's village, the first interracial couple to have done so. True to their values, their honeymoon was spent volunteering at Clouds of Hope, a South African orphanage. Chanda taught yoga, while Jurgen worked on writing the history of the remarkable woman who started the organization. "We get along really well," Chanda adds. "And we don't fight." "That doesn't make for a great story," adds the personal historian, "but it's the truth."   Column/Show
Living: On The Couch
Distribution/Location San Francisco and online (SFGate.com)
 
02/01/2011 Campbell, Jennifer Start Your Biz for Under $150. Really.  (Byline: Kate Ashford)
IN BRIEF: Five shrewd women launched new companies--and careers--for less than the cost of a pair of boots.
  More Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: APH member, Jennifer Campbell was one of the five women interviewed who started their business on a shoestring.: Start-up cost for her personal history business? $52 "This doesn't feel like work to me," Campbell says. "It's just so rewarding."   Column/Show
Reinvention & Money: Careers & Work
Distribution/Location International distribution
 
01/06/2011 Uhl, Ruth Anne How Ageism Affects Us All  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: Our preconceived notions about what means to age can affect us as entrepreneurs in addressing one of the largest, growing populations in America, the Baby Boomers, who don't like to see themselves as aging!
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: Our preconceived notions about what means to age can affect us as entrepreneurs in addressing one of the largest, growing populations in America, the Baby Boomers, who don't like to see themselves as aging!   Column/Show
Crabtree Chapter of Coffee and Contacts
Distribution/Location Raleigh, NC
 
01/01/2011 Payne, Annie Welcome Home  (Byline: Annie Payne)
IN BRIEF: Preserving your own personal history for future family generations is just as important as researching your ancestors' lives. Perth-based professional storykeeper Annie Payne has a practical solution to remembering and documenting your child abode...
  www.insidehistory.com/au
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Oceana Region
 
12/25/2010 LaMie, Beth Getting to Know You: A How-To Story for Kids on How to Interview Family Members  (  pdf)  (Byline: Unknown)
IN BRIEF: (c) 2010 Universal Uclick)Beth LaMie and Pat McNees were interviewed for this supplement to Parade Magazine
  Parade Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: Personal Historians Pat McNees and Beth LaMie suggest ways for young people to interview their older relatives and family friends in order to get to know them better. The article offers practical advice and tips to help the interview go smoothly and includes a sample list of interview questions.   Column/Show
The Mini Page (c) supplement
Distribution/Location US National distribution
 
12/07/2010 Poizner, Bridget Holiday Gift: Preserving Family Memories  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Interview of Bridget Poizner sharing information about her company Save Their Story.
  NBC News
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
11/04/2010 Uhl, Ruth Anne How Aging Affects Us All  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: Sam takes you on a hands-on tour of what an aging body can suffer from and helps develop empathy and increases our ability to communicate with our elderly populations with greater effectiveness and compassion.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: Sam takes you on a hands-on tour of what an aging body can suffer from and helps develop empathy and increases our ability to communicate with our elderly populations with greater effectiveness and compassion. Some will wear glasses with distortions, others will have cotton in their ears, others will have lumps in their shoes, all to emulate the isolation that handicaps can bring to aging people.   Column/Show
The Heart of Durham Coffee and Contacts
Distribution/Location Durham, NC
 
10/25/2010 Uhl, Ruth Anne Make Yourself Useful!  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: If you want to maximize your networking effectiveness, make yourself useful to others. Connect them to those who might help bring prospects, offer book or other suggestions.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: Good will goes a long way to being remembered. Especially if done regularly and sincerely.   Column/Show
Morrisville Chapter of Coffee and Contacts
Distribution/Location Morrisville, NC
 
09/29/2010 Uhl, Ruth Anne How Aging Affects Us All  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: What ageism is and how our thoughts and feelings about older people affect us personally and professionally.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: Provides you with a look at how to market to your senior clients with more compassion and effective communication.   Column/Show
Southpointe Chapter of Coffee & Contacts
Distribution/Location Durham, NC
 
09/26/2010 Thurston, Dawn Author Offers 6 Tips to Make Writing More Interesting  (Byline: Carma Wadle)
IN BRIEF: Don't compile data, says Dawn Thurston. Tell a story. Write at the gut level, revealing how your experiences affected you.
  Deseret News
 
    SUMMARY: "Don't compile data," APH member Dawn Thurston says. "Tell a story. Write at the gut level, revealing how your experiences affected you, and infusing your story with warmth and humanity. A real story has life and breath, makes you want to read it, helps you come to know the person better."   Column/Show
Family Life
Distribution/Location Salt Lake City
 
09/18/2010 Turnbull, Susan Bequeathing Smart Strategies: How to write an ethical will  (Byline: Lauren Foster)
IN BRIEF: You leave your family more than an estate. An ethical will, an extralegal, nonbinding document, is meant to communicate values and family feelings.
  Barron's
 
    SUMMARY: Needing a break from a story she (Susan Turnbull) was working on, she picked up the local newspaper lying on her desk and found mention of an ethical will buried in a column. "What struck me was that it was the missing piece of estate planning," Susan Turnbull, personal historian says. "A will is written in formal legalese that is very limited in scope. It has no personality, and there is no life or warmth in it. Love and affection and gratitude may be implied by the document, but are never stated." "An ethical will takes a 30,000-foot view of your life," Turnbull adds, "and tries to capture the essence of what has been important to you, and the lasting messages you want to leave."   Column/Show
Penta
Distribution/Location
 
09/13/2010 Uhl, Ruth Anne How Ageism Affects Us All  (Byline: Sam Uhl)
IN BRIEF: How our preconceived notions about aging can affect our ability to market compassionately and effectively to our senior clients.
  Women's Power Networking
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Six Forks Chapter of Coffee & Contacts
Distribution/Location Raleigh, NC
 
09/01/2010 Sevo, Ruta From Generation to Generation  (  pdf)  (Byline: Dara Kahn)
IN BRIEF: "Part of it is introspection," says Ruta Sevo, APH member who participated in Pat McNees's life story writing class.
  Bnai-B'rith Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: "People today of all ages, stages, and backgrounds are taking up the rewarding art of writing personal memoirs and family histories, not only for the sheer joy of writing but with the hope of clarifying their own lives and passing their stories on to the next generation." their own lives and passing their stories on to the next generation. Pat McNees, an author, editor, and personal historian, teaches about life stories and legacy writing at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md. There she encourages her students to write about whatever is most important to them—things they feel ambivalent about, difficult memories, pleasant ones—but always with an emphasis on storytelling. Participants read their work aloud and receive feedback from others in the class. She said that writing one’s life story in such a group setting with the help of a mature leader encourages people to view their past positively. This in turn promotes mental health and overall    
 
09/01/2010 McNees, Pat From Generation to Generation  (  pdf)  (Byline: Dara Kahn)
IN BRIEF: "Part of it is introspection," says Ruta Sevo, APH member who participated in Pat McNees's life story writing class.
  Bnai-B'rith Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: "People today of all ages, stages, and backgrounds are taking up the rewarding art of writing personal memoirs and family histories, not only for the sheer joy of writing but with the hope of clarifying their own lives and passing their stories on to the next generation." their own lives and passing their stories on to the next generation. Pat McNees, an author, editor, and personal historian, teaches about life stories and legacy writing at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md. There she encourages her students to write about whatever is most important to them—things they feel ambivalent about, difficult memories, pleasant ones—but always with an emphasis on storytelling. Participants read their work aloud and receive feedback from others in the class. She said that writing one’s life story in such a group setting with the help of a mature leader encourages people to view their past positively.    
 
09/01/2010 LaMie, Beth 90th Herscher Labor Day Celebration  (Byline: Fairs & Festivals)
IN BRIEF: Beth LaMie will speak on "Writing Your Own Story" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Village Hall.
  The Kankakee Daily Journal
 
    SUMMARY: Author Beth LaMie, of Kankakee, will speak on "Writing Your Own Story" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Village Hall.   Column/Show
Local News
Distribution/Location Central Illinois
 
08/16/2010 McGreevy, Kathleen Your LIfe Story- One Chapter at a Time  (Byline: Charlene Richards)
IN BRIEF: "Everyone has a story, but not every story is heard." Kathleen McGreevy is changing that in Sioux Falls, SD.
  Keloland News
 
    SUMMARY: 'History books preserve details of life decades ago, as well as times of war, peace and growth. But family stories of life on the farm, or meeting in high school can get overlooked, even thought everyone's life is historic in some way. People in KELOLAND are now archiving their lives, saving them one chapter at a time."   Column/Show
Keloland.com
Distribution/Location Sioux Falls, Idaho
 
06/29/2010 Dassow, Diane And Now, the Tricky Part  (Byline: Emily Maltby)
IN BRIEF: Naming your business
  Wall Street Journal Online
 
    SUMMARY: Sidebar about Diane Dassow's story on naming her business   Column/Show
Business
Distribution/Location World Wide Web
 
04/07/2010 Campbell, Jennifer Trade a Pink Slip for a Passion  (Byline: Carrie Sloan)
IN BRIEF: Getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to these four women. Find out how an untimely layoff led each to a whole new career
  Elle.com
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
02/16/2010 Campbell, Jennifer Older Entrepreneurs Target Peers  (Byline: Laura Lorber)
IN BRIEF: Laid off from a job in public television, Jennifer Campbell started chronicling lives.
  Wall Street Journal
 
    SUMMARY: Laid off from a job in public television, Jennifer Campbell started chronicling lives. Campbell's typical clients are age 60 to 65, and, like her, want to capture their parents' stories on DVD's or books.   Distribution/Location
Distributed internationally
 
02/07/2010 Vaughan, Katie A bridge to the past: Personal historian helps tell stories  (Byline: Jacob LIvingston)
IN BRIEF: APH member Katie Vaughan helps father of six tell his story in the book "Dreams Become Realities."
  Idaho Voices
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
The Spokesman-Review
Distribution/Location
 
01/02/2010 Campbell, Jennifer Family Histories: Legacy writers chronicle everyday lives  (Byline: Susan Pigg)
IN BRIEF: Fred Eyman had just celebrated his 80th birthday when his daughter asked him to write his life story.
  www.thestar.com
 
    SUMMARY: Fred Eyman had just celebrated his 80th birthday when one of his five daughters handed him a pen and a notepad and asked him to write his life story. "All I could think was, what a monster job. I was overwhelmed," says the former engineer and Courtice farmer. "Then my daughter said: 'What if we got somebody to write it for you?'    
 
01/01/2010 Payne, Annie Our Living Legacy  (Byline: Annie Payne)
IN BRIEF: Most people have a selection of books about inspiring heros, and reference books but the don't have the stories from their own family yet.
  www.insidehistory.com/au
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
12/18/2009 Joseph, Alli Researching Family History Has Never Been Easier  (Byline: Michael Finney)
IN BRIEF: APH member Alli Joseph featured.
  ABC-7, KGO-TV
 
    SUMMARY: "Like many first generation children, you grow up your entire life trying to fight your heritage because you want to assimilate, you want to be like everybody else," she (Rosella Curci) says. "I wanted to be Jennifer, I wanted my name to be Jennifer my whole life." But her culture became more important to her as she grew older and began raising children. She hired Seventh Generation Stories, a company which helps families document their histories through books, videos and audio recordings."   Column/Show
7 On Your Side
Distribution/Location San Francisco, CA
 
12/15/2009 Moore, Deb Telling Your Story  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: TV interview with APH member Deb Moore and client Robin Horder-Koop about doing a personal history.
  What's West, Eightwestonline.com
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
12/12/2009 Poizner, Bridget How Can I Preserve My Family’s Memories?  (Byline: Jennifer Davies)
IN BRIEF: Article gives tips on how a family can preserve their stories.
  San Diego Union-Tribune
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
San Diego County Newspaper
 
11/24/2009 LaMie, Beth Book Review: Granny's Guide to Fun & Fabulous Family Stories  (Byline: Jennifer)
IN BRIEF: Jennifer reviewed Beth LaMie's new book, "Granny's Gude to Fun & Fabulous Family Stories."
  The Dirty Tshirt
 
    SUMMARY: This article is your chance to win a copy of Beth LaMie's new book. Read the Giveaway rules at the end to enter.   Column/Show
Book Reviews and Giveaways
Distribution/Location International
 
11/13/2009 Nobile, Arielle Clan Chronicles  (Byline: Elizabeth Gold)
IN BRIEF: Nobile records heart and soul of families.
  Boulder County Business Report
 
    SUMMARY: Nobile applies her skills as a theatre director to capture family histories on DVD. Article includes interviews with former clients, as well as interviews with Nobile. Excerpt: The process of creating a family documentary revolves around interviews - asking family members personal questions. You'd think a stranger coming in with a camera would be off-putting, but apparently Nóbile has a knack for setting people at ease. "Her interviewing ability is a skill," says Mark Balasa, who commissioned Nóbile to create a family documentary for his clan. "She makes people comfortable in front of the camera and asks the kind of questions that elicit emotions and uncover what the family is about.   Distribution/Location
Boulder County, Colorado
 
10/02/2009 Perham, Deborah THE GUILT TRIP CASSEROLE: The Family Dinner  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: The importance of family time during dinnertime.
  THE NEW YORK TIMES
 
    SUMMARY: Teenagers who eat with their families less than three times a week are more likely to turn to alcohol, tobacco and drugs than those who dine with their families five times a week.    
 
09/16/2009 LaMie, Beth Kankakee Author Says Record Your Memories Now  (Byline: Tinker Parker)
IN BRIEF: Local Kankakee author Beth LaMie is on a mission to get people to save their family stories.
  The Kankakee Daily Journal
 
    SUMMARY: Anyone can learn how to write their own memoirs with the new book, "Granny's Guide to Fun & Fabulous Family Stories," available at www.bethlamie.com and local stores.   Column/Show
Tinker Parker
Distribution/Location Central Illinois
 
09/01/2009 White, Sarah Making History  (Byline: Nadine Goff)
IN BRIEF: Three east-side Madison women have carved out unique professional specialties preserving the past for individuals and organizations.
  Madison Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: I was profiled as one of three Madison-area women working in personal/community history.   Distribution/Location
Dane County, Wisconsin
 
06/22/2009 Whitney, Taylor Film Preservation Agency Moves to East Avenue  (Byline: Ribbon Cutting for Preserving The Past)
IN BRIEF: YNN News covers the ribbon cutting of Preserving The Past's new headquarters in Rochester, NY. Owner, Taylor Whitney is interviewed.
  YNN Channel 9, Rochester, NY
 
    SUMMARY: Mayor Robert Duffy officiated the ribbon cutting of Preserving The Past, LLC's new location. Three TV stations covered the event that hosted 100+ people including City of Rochester Business Development Commissioner, Carlos Carballada and City Council Member Elaine Spaull. There were guest speakers including Emcee, Craig Richards, Greater Rochester Enterprise Representative, Jay Martinez, George Eastman House Director of Conservation, Grant Romer, Ryerson University Special Collections Librarian, Susan Patrick, Brighton Town Supervisor Sandy Frankel, and President and Founder Taylor Whitney.   Column/Show
In Depth Business Profile
Distribution/Location Greater Rochester Area
 
05/28/2009 O'Neil, David Local veteran recalls service in mountain division  (Byline: Steven Ryan)
IN BRIEF: World War II veteran recalls his service with one of the Von Trapps, of Sound of Music fame.
  The Wellesley Townsman
 
    SUMMARY: For more information contact David G. O'Neil at Story Trust: www.storytrust.com.    
 
04/01/2009 McNees, Pat The Beneficial Effects of LIfe Story and Legacy Activities  (Byline: Pat McNees)
IN BRIEF: "Personal historians—those of us who help others tell or write their life stories, their family stories, or their organization’s stories—know firsthand how powerful the experience can be for everyone involved."
  Journal of Geriatric Care Management
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
02/13/2009 Twyford, Stefani This I Believe  (Byline: Paul Pendergraft/Stefani Twyford)
IN BRIEF: "I believe in the power of the family story."
  Houston Public Radio
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
This I Believe
Distribution/Location
 
02/01/2009 Poizner, Bridget Southwest Airlines Freedom Story: BRIDGET POIZNER  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Southwest Airlines featured Bridget as their freedom story which focused on her business as a videographer and personal historian and how she travels all over the country to conduct interviews.
  Southwest Airlines
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Freedom Story
Distribution/Location Nationwide distribution
 
10/15/2008 Nobile, Arielle Getting to the roots: Preserving family history leaves a lasting mark  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Journalist interviews APH members and highlights the benefits of having a professional help organize and preserve family memorabilia in various formats.
  Chicago Tribune
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Chicago, IL
 
10/11/2008 O'Neil, David Tales From the Past, Preserved for Families  (Byline: PATRICIA R. OLSEN)
IN BRIEF: Profiles of personal historians and how they got started.
  The New York Times
 
    SUMMARY: For more information contact David G. O'Neil at Story Trust: www.storytrust.com.    
 
09/11/2008 Thurston, Dawn Author Offers Tips on Making Personal History a Page-turner  (Byline: Robert Walsh)
IN BRIEF: "The goal (of writing a personal history) is so that readers will know what it's like to walk in our shoes," says Dawn Thurston."And our shoes don't have to be boring."
  Deseret News
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
07/07/2008 Dassow, Diane Sharing life stories keep memories alive for older people  (Byline: Jane Oppermann)
IN BRIEF: Column regarding the importance and benefits of personal history, quoting Diane Dassow and other APH members.
  Daily Herald
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Chicago suburbs
 
05/27/2008 O'Neil, David Seniors record stories to preserve personal history  (Byline: Marilyn Gardner)
IN BRIEF: With notebooks, tape recorders, and video cameras, families are coaxing a lifetime of memories from beloved relatives.
  The Christian Science Monitor
 
    SUMMARY: For more information contact David G. O'Neil at Story Trust: www.storytrust.com.    
 
05/17/2008 Stahel, Paula Seniors record stories to preserve personal history  (Byline: Marilyn Garner)
IN BRIEF: With notebooks, tape recorders, and video cameras, families are coaxing a lifetime of memories from beloved relatives.
  Christian Science Monitor
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
05/17/2008 Gold, Donna Seniors record stories to preserve personal history  (Byline: Marilyn Gardner)
IN BRIEF: With notebooks, tape recorders, and video cameras, families are coaxing a lifetime of memories from beloved relatives.
  Christian Science Monitor
 
    SUMMARY: "Like most people, Hedrick Ellis grew up listening to his parents and grandparents tell family stories. As a teenager, he often tuned them out. But this year, eager to keep those memories alive, he hired a personal historian to interview his father and mother. "You hear these stories over the years, but nobody ever really gets around to writing them down," says Mr. Ellis of Arling­ton, Mass. "This seemed like an easy and practical way of capturing them."    
 
05/17/2008 Stahel, Paula Seniors record stories to preserve personal history  (Byline: Marilyn Gardner)
IN BRIEF: With notebooks, tape recorders, and video cameras, families are coaxing a lifetime of memories from beloved relatives.
  Christian Science Monitor
 
    SUMMARY: "Like most people, Hedrick Ellis grew up listening to his parents and grandparents tell family stories. As a teenager, he often tuned them out. But this year, eager to keep those memories alive, he hired a personal historian to interview his father and mother. "You hear these stories over the years, but nobody ever really gets around to writing them down," says Mr. Ellis of Arling­ton, Mass. "This seemed like an easy and practical way of capturing them."    
 
04/27/2008 White, Sarah Know Your Madisonian: Sarah E. White  (Byline: Joanne Huntley)
IN BRIEF: Profile of Sarah White, personal historian
  Wisconsin State Journal
 
    SUMMARY: Sarah White discusses why saving lives, one story at a time, is important.   Distribution/Location
Dane County, Wisconsin
 
12/21/2007 Pender, Steve Arizona Spotlight  (Byline: Mark McLemore)
IN BRIEF: Steve Pender speaks about video biographies with host Mark McLemore.
  KUAZ-AM/FM
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
10/19/2007 Dassow, Diane Daily Herald Binding Legacies helps families preserve their pasts  (Byline: Kim Mikus)
IN BRIEF: Profile of Binding Legacies
  Daily Herald
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Business
Distribution/Location http://classifieds.dailyherald.com/story/print/?id
 
10/01/2007 Coffin, Linda Member Chat  (Byline: Mary Harrison)
IN BRIEF: Linda Coffin, long-time member of Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications, is exploring an unusual business idea. She calls herself a personal historian.
  Member to Member
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Minnesota
 
09/12/2007 Pender, Steve Shared Experience  (Byline: Ty Bowers)
IN BRIEF: Steve Pender finds a niche creating personal histories.
  The Explorer
 
    SUMMARY: Family Legacy Video, Inc. president Steve Pender talks about his company and his passion for helping folks share their stories through video biographies.   Distribution/Location
Tucson, Arizona
 
04/01/2007 Pacelli, Pam LIfe Savers: Capturing your family history is a phone call away  (  pdf)  (Byline: Mary Helen Tibbs)
IN BRIEF: Mary Helen Tibbs hears about the "legacy videos" produced by Verissima Productions husband-wife team, Rob Cooper and Pam Pacelli.
  Memphis Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
03/13/2007 Poizner, Bridget Save Their Story Utilizing 21st Century Technology to Preserve Oral Histories.  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Introduction to Save Their Story's first year in business.
  Leavitt Communications
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
11/01/2006 Nobile, Arielle Pass it On: Preserving family history with cameras and questions  (Byline: Jeff Cockrell)
IN BRIEF: Highlights the importance of working with Arielle Nobile to pass on life's intangibles--wisdom and values.
  North Shore Magazine
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Chicago, IL
 
10/01/2006 Coffin, Linda Preserving Personal Stories: Linda Coffin is a personal historian  (Byline: Michelle St. Martin)
IN BRIEF: "It was only after she completed a couple of projects that it hit Linda Coffin: She thought, 'I can do this. I have the interviewing, research and layout skills.'
  Minnesota Women's Press
 
    SUMMARY: "This" is acting as a personal historian, a burgeoning field that Coffin, who is the owner of a graphic design business (and Executive Director of the Association of Personal Historians, stumbled into nearly by accident: A friend asked Coffin if she would help with a gift for her mother. "She wanted to give her mother the gift of publishing the letters her parents wrote to each other during World War II, when her father was in Europe and her mother was running the farm in Nebraska." Coffin's friend edited the letters, Coffin did the design and layout. The result was a beautiful book."   Column/Show
BizWoman
Distribution/Location Minnesota
 
10/01/2006 Coffin, Linda Delve Into Your Family History  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Linda Coffin recently presented a workshop for the 3M Genealogy Club on the topic of saving the stories that go with your genealogy research.
  3M Stemwinder
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
greater Twin Cities area (Minnesota)
 
09/29/2006 McHatton, RJ With personal histories, everyone can star in their life stories  (Byline: Marsha King)
IN BRIEF: Features APH members R.J. McHatton, Karen Lynn Maher
  Seattle Times
 
    SUMMARY: "With personal histories, everyone can star in their memoir. In a growing trend, ordinary people are hiring filmmakers and writers to immortalize their histories on videos and in books."    
 
09/29/2006 Maher, Karen With personal histories, everyone can star in their life stories  (Byline: Marsha King)
IN BRIEF: Features APH members R.J. McHatton, Karen Lynn Maher
  Seattle Times
 
    SUMMARY: "With personal histories, everyone can star in their memoir. In a growing trend, ordinary people are hiring filmmakers and writers to immortalize their histories on videos and in books."    
 
08/20/2006 Archer, Jeanne The Business of Memory: Families want to preserve their life stories  (Byline: Ilana DeBare)
IN BRIEF:  APH Members Teri Duff, Jurgen Mollers, Scott Purcell talk about their personal history businesses.
  San Francisco Chronicle
 
    SUMMARY: "As Baby Boomers have started to get a little bit older, they've recognized that their parents are getting older," said Jeanne Archer, (then) president of the 500-member Association of Personal Historians, which was created in 1995. "They want to preserve their stories. They're realizing they really need to start this process of getting memories down and preserved for their children." "Personal historian" isn't as familiar a job title as nurse, plumber or software engineer. And personal historians come to their businesses from a variety of backgrounds. The field has no training programs or credentials. Practitioners range from former journalists, anthropologists and historians to homemakers who started recording their parents' stories and discovered they had a knack for it.   Column/Show
Living Section
Distribution/Location Northern California
 
06/01/2006 Stahel, Paula How do you go about writing your autobiography?  (Byline: Jeffrey Zaslow)
IN BRIEF: Jeffrey Zaslow (Wall Street Journal online, June 2006) interviews APH member Paula Stahel on the process. PODCAST
  Wall Street Journal Online
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
04/21/2006 Dassow, Diane Life and Times  (Byline: Elizabeth Harmon)
IN BRIEF: Personal Historians Capture Stories
  Daily Herald
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Special Section (50-Plus)
Distribution/Location Chicago Area Suburbs
 
03/30/2006 Johnson, Marc Lessons of the Terri Schiavo Case  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: A one hour NPR radio interview on "Talk of the Nation" about the legacy of Terri Schiavo.
  NPR Radio
 
    SUMMARY: A one hour NPR radio interview on "Talk of the Nation" about the legacy of Terri Schiavo. (Note: APH Member Marc Aaron Johnson can be heard giving his views at 19:30 on the recording.)   Column/Show
Talk of the Nation
Distribution/Location
 
08/06/2005 Zander, Julie Reliving 'Life on the Home Front'  (Byline: Erik Olson)
IN BRIEF: Author and personal historian, Julie McDonald Zander completes book on World War II veterans, to benefit the Veteran's Memorial
  The Chronicle
 
    SUMMARY: Author and personal historian, Julie McDonald Zander completes book on World War II veterans, to benefit the Veteran's Memorial Museum.   Column/Show
Lifestyle section
Distribution/Location Centralia/Chehalis, Washington
 
06/22/2005 Pender, Steve Fathers triumphant moment lives on  (Byline: Bonnie Henry)
IN BRIEF: Video biographer Steve Pender uncovers film footage of a client's father's 1912 Olympic track event.
  Arizona Daily Star
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
05/26/2004 Breakstone, Mary DIVXNETWORKS Donates Video Technology For Use in USO Video Story Project  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Mary Breakstone worked with the USO on a project to video women and men serving in the military.
  FreshNews.com
 
    SUMMARY: DivXNetworks, Inc. announced that it has donated its patent-pending DivX(R) video compression technology for use in the USO Video Story Project, an initiative that will enable hundreds of U.S. service men and women to create video messages and distribute them to family members all over the country during New York's 17th annual Fleet Week. Produced by Our Living Tree, a New York based team of personal and family historians, the USO Video Story Project will let 400-600 U.S. military personnel record video messages at the USO of Metropolitan New York (United Service Organizations) Center from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM from Thursday, May 27 to Tuesday, June 1. Each service man and woman, working with trained personal historians and interviewers, will have up to 10 minutes to tell their story. The video stories will then be compressed using DivX video technology, saved to Cruzer(R) mini portable USB flash drives donated by SanDisk Corporation of Sunnyvale, California, and sent to the family members of military personnel. Additionally, Our Living Tree has also arranged for VMDirect to send a personalized e-mail message or an e-greeting card via videoemail.    
 
10/03/2002 Zander, Julie Preserve your memories  (Byline: Amy Emerson)
IN BRIEF: Family histories usually fade from collective memory when older generations pass, but that is something that Julie McDonald Zander trying to prevent.
  The Chronicle
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Business section
Distribution/Location Centralia/Chehalis, Washington
 
09/30/2002 Zander, Julie Editor turns memories into books  (Byline: Harold Luhn)
IN BRIEF: Julie Zander's zest for helping preserve stories and memories prompted her to start a home-based business called Chapters of Life.
  The Daily News
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Longview, WA
 
09/18/2002 Zander, Julie Business helps preserve memories  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Julie McDonald Zander is an experienced journalist now capturing the stories she once thought were being lost.
  Lynden Tribune
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
12/01/2001 Voell, Mary Patricia Communication Sustains Venture  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: 
  UW-Milwaukee Alumni Publication
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Alumni News
Distribution/Location UW-Milwaukee Alumni
 
09/18/2001 Zander, Julie Preserve Heritage before too late  (Byline: Heidi Wallenborn)
IN BRIEF: Personal historian Julie Zander and oral historian Charles Morrissey teach people how to capture oral history.
  Battle Ground Reflector
 
    SUMMARY: Personal historian Julie Zander and oral historian Charles Morrissey teach people how to capture oral history between the pages of a personalized book through a three-day workshop.   Column/Show
The Scene
Distribution/Location
 
01/10/2001 Voell, Mary Patricia Getting Personal with family historian Mary Voell  (Byline: Sandra Whitehead)
IN BRIEF: Wanting to give her son, Matt a sense of extended family was one motivation to begin a personal history business.
  MetroParent
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Getting Personal
Distribution/Location Milwaukee, WI
 
07/30/1997 Kahn, Ellie Something Permanent to Hold On To; Oral History  (Byline: Danny Feingold)
IN BRIEF: In the era of e mail and fax, a lot of family stories are being lost. Businesspeople like Ellie Kahn are capturing the tales on video and paper as lasting reminders
  Los Angeles Times
 
    SUMMARY: n/a   Distribution/Location
Los Angeles
 
05/05/1997 Kahn, Ellie Visiting the Past  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Students Glean Family Histories, Some Surprises, From Grandparents
  The Outlook
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
10/19/1996 Kahn, Ellie TV Review: 'Meet Me' a Delightful Bit of History  (Byline: Howard Rosenberg)
IN BRIEF: Review of Ellie Kahn's film, "Meet Me at Brooklyn & Soto"
  Los Angeles Times
 
    SUMMARY: n/a    
 
Turner Hollman, Marjorie Bellingham Library to offer Show and Tell for grownups  (Byline: Matt Tota)
IN BRIEF: Background on Show & Tell program, local event in Bellingham, MA
  Milford (MA) Daily News
 
    SUMMARY: interview with Debbie Marks and Marjorie Turner Hollman, referencing WSJ article about Show & Tell, origin of the program with Martie McNabb, announcing upcoming local event.   Distribution/Location
Milford/Franklin (MA) area
 
Baines, Barry Legacy Letters - How do you want to be remembered?  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Broadcast segment on Legacy Letters on the program 'A Beautiful World'. 4:44pm Central Time
  MPR 91.1
 
    SUMMARY: Edited version of an interview I had last week with program host Heather McElhatton. This is in advance of the UBS Forum event 1/29 @ 7pm, free and open to the public on the topic of Legacy Letters   Column/Show
A Beautiful World
Distribution/Location Minnesota and surrounding areas. Also available st
 
Kevin, Debby Reinvention Conversation from the Front Porch: Deborah Kevin, Chief Inspiration Officer, Our Tales UnTold  (Byline: Hollis Thomases)
IN BRIEF: We at ReinventionWorks believe that “Reinvention is a choice,” and as long as you have the freedom to chose — whether that’s choosing to adopt a certain outlook or choosing the course of your next career or live move — you’re the one in control.
  Reinvention Works
 
    SUMMARY: At 17 years old, Deborah became emancipated and was the first person in her family to attend college. She studied special education, having a developed an interest in autism. Little did she know that 29 years later that interest would take on a special meaning. After graduation, Deborah held numerous positions in the corporate world including, accountant, a certified corporate problem-solver, a corporate trainer. However, she left that world behind in 2010 to help her son, who has autism, and became an autism activist. Deborah’s reinvention journey did not stop there though. She went on to write a book, start a communications business, and most recently, found her true passion in writing down other people’s family stories. She created Our Tales Untold to help family members record their stories.   Column/Show
Reinvention Works
Distribution/Location National webcast