This week’s collection of blog posts from members of the Association of Personal Historians looks at different ways personal history can be explored as well as some sound advice on what to do with all your stuff.

Sarah White of First Person Productions discusses several options for documenting stories in Online Personal History Grows When It Gets Personal.

“The popularity of TV programs like Finding Your Roots, Who Do You Think You Are? and Genealogy Roadshow proves there is broad interest in family history. Is it time for technology to play a starring role?” (continued)

Steve Pender of Family Legacy Video Inc. provides us with some unique ways to ‘save’ our keepsakes in Toss the “Stuff” – NOT the Stories!

“Remember that scene in the Odd Couple movie, the one where Oscar smashes Felix’s plate of pasta against the kitchen wall? (Okay, the film WAS released in 1967, so you younger folks may need to Google it. Look for the spaghetti scene.) Well, the same kind of thing is happening now with the possessions of our parents and grandparents. What do I mean?” (continued)

D. Fran Morley, APH Content Editor and freelance writer, editor, and photographer, reminds us that exploring personal history can take on many forms in Personal History on Stage Delivers Powerful Message.

“Two personal history projects are featured in big ways on stage right now: one a musical that’s also in limited release as a feature file, the other a stage show now playing in Chicago. The productions are reaching audiences with entertaining AND important messages about the value of saving our life stories.” (continued)

 

Are you an APH member with a recent blog post to share?

For instructions on how to submit your blog post to the APH Blog Round-Up, please contact me at [email protected]

To find a personal historian in your area, please visit the Find a Personal Historian page on our website.

 ~APH: The Life Story People~

 
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Shannon Stallone

Shannon Stallonejoined the Association of Personal Historians in 2014 and began her business as a Personal Biographer providing services to the San Francisco Bay Area. She spent more than twenty years in the social services field working with individuals with developmental disabilities and the elderly. This work not only enhanced her listening skills but bolstered her belief that everyone truly does have a story to tell.
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