APH Weekly Blog Roundup: Transformations, Inspirations, and Mapping It All Out

This weeks collection of blog postings from members of The Association of Personal Historians is packed with information on how to get started in writing a personal history, sources of inspiration, how family stories impact our lives, and some nitty-gritty information about behind the scenes of video production. Patricia Hamilton of Keepers of Our Culture shares how multi-dimensional our… Read More »

Personal History Awareness Month: Coming to Understand Mom’s Perspective, One Story at a Time

On Easter this year, I visited Mom in the nursing home. In 2013, just after her heart surgery, we could only attend the service in the nursing home’s community room. This year, with Mom on the mend after a hospitalization, my husband and I were able to take her to church, out for dinner, and even home for… Read More »

APH Weekly Blog Roundup: Caregivers, Old Diaries, Flash Memoir, and Photo Writing Prompt

We have quite a few blog posts from members of the Association of Personal Historians this week, with tips on photo storage and what to do with old diaries as well as a look at community and family histories. Monica Lee of Clickago Storywerks talks to us about storing our photos in The right box for storing printed… Read More »

Personal History Awareness Month: Everyone Has a Story, Including My Dad

“You are a good listener and ask really good questions.” This is what someone recently said to me about twenty minutes after we first met. “Do you realize how interesting you are?” was my reply. I find the interesting in everyone. I’ve discovered that if you ask people to tell you more about themselves, they will, but sometimes they… Read More »

Meet 2016 Conference Keynote Speaker Dr. Max Krochmal – APH4

Most of us are familiar with the contributions that leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez made to the civil rights and labor movements in the United States. But many lesser-known folks played important roles as well. Preserving their stories of struggle has become a passion and a mission for Dr. Max Krochmal, a keynote… Read More »