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We’ve got a little something for everyone in this week’s collection of blog posts by members of the Association of Personal Historians. Whether you are considering a profession in the story saving field, have questions about video options, wondering about the tedious work of a genealogist, or want to present memory saving options for your clients, this roundup has it all.

Here’s the Scoop

Francie King of History Keep puts a call out to all those thinking about making memory saving their profession in Ready to Make Life Story Saving Your Profession? Join APH Now.

“Personal history is bigger than ever, evidenced by the exploding interest in genealogy, stories of the past, and memories that reveal who we are and where we came from. If YOU have a passion for personal history, NOW is the time to join the Association of Personal Historians.” (continued)

Dawn Roode Campanile of Modern Heirloom Books gives us a break down of a genealogist’s work in Let’s Make Genealogy a Thing of the Past.

“You’ll never eradicate the need for tracing your ancestors’ history. But you can ensure that the next generation will NOT need to search, scour, recreate, or imagine your own generation’s experience.” (continued)

Steve Pender of Family Legacy Video reminds us of some important considerations in Choosing Your Video Biography Playback Options.

“It was the mid-1960s. I was nine years old, and about to dig into a hefty slice of chocolate cake at my cousin’s birthday party. “Act natural!” I looked up, and for a split second I saw my uncle balancing a Super 8 movie camera attached to a metal bar bristling with lights.” (continued)

Nancy Shohet West, journalist, essayist, and memoir writer asks us to consider what’s underlining our memoir in As Patterns Start to Emerge.

“So often, my memoir clients don’t see the patterns in their lives until they start telling me their stories–and then, like tiles forming a mosaic, something magnificent starts to take shape.” (continued)

Dawn Roode Campanile of Modern Heirloom Books Introduces a new kind of Keepsake in 60 Minutes: More than Just an Interview.

“The One-Hour Heirloom is a great way for you to sample our services before you are ready to commit to a full-length personal history book. Here, ideas for telling your own stories, and ideas for honoring a loved one.” (continued)

Lisa Kagan of Family Heirloom Arts asks us to look to our roots in Finding Strength in Our Roots.

“Learn how finding strength in our roots can help ground us during tumultuous times.” (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 Shannon@ShannonStallone.com.

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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