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For Immediate Release

Personal Historians Kick It Up in Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Fort Worth, branded the city of cowboys and culture, will host the Association of Personal Historians (APH) from October 23-27, 2016, for the organization's annual conference, aptly themed Kick It Up. APH members, known as The Life Story People, sometimes find family trees, but more often add the foliage to them. Like the early residents of Fort Worth, brave enough to travel to "where the west begins," personal historians are forging new territory—striking out to establish an industry that focuses on capturing and preserving the stories of individuals, one story at a time!

APH will sponsor four intense days of education, inspiration, and motivation, and attendees will enjoy the unique experience of encountering the Wild West in a city that prides itself on preserving its history for future generations—a pride understood and shared by all personal historians. APH Conference Program Chair Martha Humphries is planning a stimulating and educational program. Newcomers and veterans alike will leave with newfound skills and strategies after attending informative workshops, hearing motivational speakers, and networking with colleagues from around the globe.

Whether novice or expert, as personal historians, we all occasionally have to draw upon our individualism and entrepreneurship to keep our skills and services relevant and fresh. The 2016 APH annual conference will focus on the many ways personal historians can Kick It Up: honing business acumen with increased emphasis on marketing, budgeting, and other skills designed to enhance or begin a personal history business.

Personal historians believe that every person has an extraordinary story to tell, and they are committed to preserving these stories for future generations. Founded in 1995, APH has over 600 members representing thirty-three countries.

For more information, please visit www.personalhistorians.org/conference/
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Download the 2016 Conference Press Releasepdf)


If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact:
Martha Humphries, Conference Program Chair
or Mary Beth Lagerborg, APH Conference Director