The Association of Personal Historians (APH) is a not-for-profit trade association whose members use various media to preserve histories, life stories and memories for individuals, organizations and communities. APH has more than 650 members in the U.S., Canada and other countries world-wide.
The APH Newsroom is where you can find media contacts, news stories about personal history as well as search through a library of press coverage about and by APH members. APH members have appeared across a broad spectrum of publications and media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.
In addition, writers, editors and researchers can access background and factual information about the association and the work members do.We welcome your efforts to learn more about our organization. Personal history is a young and still relatively unknown profession. Every instance of relaying information about this service helps build awareness in the public eye and helps individuals, businesses and families capture and preserve their stories in a way that will enrich the next generation.
Below are a few of the most recent posts. See all the posts for APH Members in the News
|Press Dt||In The News
|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.
|09/16/2016||Coffin, Linda||Oh, the stories they could tell. Preserving family stories is worth the work.
IN BRIEF: An article describing the value of saving family stories, along with the stories of precious heirlooms and photos.
Chicago area and suburbs
|09/01/2016||Dwyer, Kit||Have a Story to Tell? Your Personal Memoirist Is Here
(Byline: Aline Tegund)
IN BRIEF: ďOur parentsí lives arenít on the internet," Said Kit Dwyer, of Firsthand Memories in Colorado. "We canít find out about them if we donít speak to them. And itís slipping away.Ē
|The New York Times