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07/11/2015 Personal History Writing Books Very Few People Will Read  (Byline: William Novak)
IN BRIEF: A memoir ghostwriter is asked to write a family history that is not intended for a broader audience. → more
  The NY Times
03/13/2015 Personal History Letters That Changed Our World  (Byline: Liz Welch)
IN BRIEF: The idea of incorporating personal letters into biographic and for autobiographical writing is of particular interest and it seems some work is being done in this regard as mentioned in the article. → more
  Parade Magazine
03/09/2015 Personal History 20 Reasons Why You Should Write Your Family History  (Byline: Carmen Nigro, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Mils)
IN BRIEF: If you have done any family history research you may have pondered writing about your genealogy research. Here are 20 reasons why you should cease pondering and start writing: → more
  New York public library
03/04/2015 Personal History Their Dying Wishes  (Byline: Ann Neumann)
IN BRIEF: This is a lovely piece by a hospice worker who understands what is truly important. → more
  The NY Times
12/17/2014 Personal History Your Home On a Coffee Table  (Byline: Geraldine Fabrikant)
IN BRIEF: A small company produces limited edition, deluxe photography books about people's homes and properties. → more
  The NY Times
05/07/2014 Personal History Love and Stuff  (Byline: Judith Helfand)
IN BRIEF: A daughter laments not taking her mother up on her offer to collaboratively review the stories behind her possessions. → more
  The NY Times
05/29/2013 Personal History Tips on Archiving Family History, Part I  (Byline: n/a)
IN BRIEF: Readers sent dozens of questions about archiving and preserving family history and stories to Bertram Lyons, an archivist at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress in Washington. → more
  The NY Times
04/24/2013 Personal History The Listening Project: Midwood takes Brooklyn seniors down memory lane for SPARC  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: A documentary filmmaker recorded the oral history of more than 40 senior citizens in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY → more
  TV News 12/Brooklyn
03/15/2013 Personal History The Stories That Bind us  (Byline: Bruce Feiler)
IN BRIEF: ... The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative... → more
  The New York Times
01/18/2013 Personal History Need Extra Cash? Start Your Own Business  (Byline: Jane Bryant Quinn)
IN BRIEF: Writing Family Histories is touted as a potential small business one can start for $5000 and under. → more
12/07/2012 Personal History Before Passing Along Valuables, Passing Along Values  (Byline: Robert Powell)
IN BRIEF: Why legacies and life lessons are an increasingly important part of estate planning. → more
  The Wall Street Journal
12/01/2012 Personal History Your Company's History as a Leadership Tool  (Byline: n/a)
IN BRIEF: Regarding the importance of maintaining corporate histories, the authors posit that a sophisticated understanding of the past is one of the most powerful tools they have for shaping the future. → more
  Harvard Business Review
05/14/2012 Personal History Alzeimer's Patients Turn To Stories INstead of Memories  (Byline: Joanne Silberner)
IN BRIEF: Using a program called Timeslips, Alzheimer's patients are shown pictures or lifestyle situations and asked to create a story about them. This has opened up lines of communication. → more
04/02/2012 Personal History How The Pop-UP Radio Archive is Saving Culture  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Three School of Information master’s students are working with a pair of independent radio producers, Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson,(NPR's Kitchen Sisters) to solve a longstanding information-management and archival problem. → more
  UC Berkeley School Of Information website
11/06/2011 Personal History Storytelling inspires Iowa folklorist  (Byline: MIke Kilen)
IN BRIEF: Riki Saltzman's grandparents used to pull out family photographs. Today, she works for the Dept. of Cultural Affairs in Iowa as the state folklorist. → more
  Des Moines Register
07/13/2011 Personal History 'Memoir Project' Gives Tips For Telling Your Story  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: Everyone has a story to tell, but writer and memoir writing instructor Marion Roach Smith says making those stories interesting and readable is harder than it looks. → more
  NPR Radio/Website
07/13/2011 Personal History Author Interviews: 'Memoir Project' Gives Tips for Telling Your Story  (Byline: Neal Conan)
IN BRIEF: Memoir writing instructor Marion Roach Smith speaks with NPR's Neal Conan about her book, The Memoir Project. → more
07/01/2011 APH 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. → more
  Des Moines Register
05/17/2008 APH 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. → more
  Christian Science Monitor
10/17/2007 APH The Power of Telling Family Stories  (Byline: MIke Brozda)
IN BRIEF: Seniors, families and caregivers recognize the value of reminiscences and life reflection. → more
05/01/2006 Personal History How To Write Your Life Story  (Byline: Megan M. Roe)
IN BRIEF: I was born. I lived. I died. These three statements will one day be true of everyone. But will they be all that is remembered about you? → more
  The Herald Journal
04/01/2006 Personal History We Had The Love, But I Long for the Letters  (Byline: unknown)
IN BRIEF: What bothers me now is that I don't have anything tangible to look at. Yes, of course, I have pictures--photos, slides, even a couple of collections of slides on videocassettes. → more
03/30/2006 Personal History 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. (Note: APH Member Marc Aaron Johnson c → more
  NPR Radio
11/01/2005 Personal History Get to Know Your Family, Friends Better  (Byline: n/a)
IN BRIEF: Article on Real Simple magazine's website that give tips for making the most of your conversations with your parents about themselves and their past. Also includes a downloadable PDF worksheet of personal history questions. → more
10/06/2005 Personal History Farewell, With Love and Instructions  (Byline: Lizette Alvarez)
IN BRIEF: A story of how individuals can preserve the legacy of their life experiences. → more
  The New York Times
10/24/2004 Personal History Finding the Man War Left Behind  (Byline: Stuart Laidlaw)
IN BRIEF: A son searches army records to find the stories his father never told him. → more
  The Toronto Star

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