APH Weekly Blog Roundup: A Thanksgiving Memory and Tips for Collecting Family Stories This Holiday Season

This week in the U.S. we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a perfect time to collect family stories, learn more about your family traditions and mine the memories of your elders.   Adrienne Faillace, producer at Archive of American Television, gives us a guide to gathering family stories and keepsakes over the holidays… Read More »

APH Weekly Blog Roundup: Orchard House, Family Heirlooms and Stories for Thanksgiving

This week’s collection of blog postings from members of the Association of Personal Historians tells us about important traditions, mysterious family heirlooms and a podcast not to be missed. Pam Pacelli Cooper of Verissima Productions shares a personal stories about a mysterious family heirloom in The Secret of the Silver Cup: Opening the Door to Personal History. “We had… Read More »

Thanksgiving Traditions: What? No Mashed Potatoes?

One year, my husband and I decided to change our customary Thanksgiving dinner foods. Instead of turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy, we had Italian Sunday dinner foods like braciole and baked ziti and broccoli rabe. That did not go over too well. “But where’s the gravy and the mashed potatoes? No Stuffing?” Well, it turns out… Read More »