Category Archives: APH Membership

Looking for an Encore Career? Start a Personal History Business 

Millions of Baby Boomers are reaching traditional retirement age with an unprecedented bonus of relatively vigorous years ahead. In response, many of us are reaching for an “encore career”—a term that has come to mean applying the seasoned skills and experience of older people for social impact. Starting a personal history practice offers an attractive encore career for… Read More »

APH Weekly Blog Roundup: The Open Road, Birthday Wishes, Scouting and Passions

This week we have quite a range of  blog posting topics by members of the Association of Personal Historians. With such variety there is something for everybody to enjoy this week. Looking back on her Girl Scouting days, Betsy Storm recalls the precious hours spent with her mother in Scouting for Memories. “As a small-town girl of seven years… Read More »

APH Conference: Documenting Social Injustice

We story tellers and collectors of stories are fascinated by historical facts, past events, and human affairs. Our trained ear knows a good tale when we hear it. On Thursday, our keynote speaker, Psychotherapist and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Dr. Satsuki Ina, treated us to a story that went beyond our greatest expectation. Without exception, she had our rapt… Read More »

APH Conference: Friday night video share

Every year, APH conference attendees pack the Friday night video share to see the current crop of offerings. This year did not disappoint, as facilitator April Bell of Tree of Life Legacies showed 10 clips covering a wide range of themes and techniques. Families commissioned many of the offerings. Steve Pender of Family Legacy Video Biographies told the… Read More »

APH Conference: So much to see and learn

There is so much going on at the conference… I’m still thinking about Thursday night’s public event. Congrats to Lynne Choy Uyeda for organizing this. I was only vaguely aware of the sacrifices made by the Chinese workers in building the transcontinental railroad. Historian/storyteller Charlie Chin brought it to life in a really moving presentation. Also on Thursday,… Read More »