Category Archives: Family Stories

APH Weekly Blog Roundup: Conference Sneak Peek, Summer Memories and Off to England

It’s always a fun time of year to hear about where people travel to and their childhood travel destinations. This week we are treated to two great reads on travel. And speaking of travel….Texas, anyone? Another APH conference sneak peek. Steve Pender of Family Legacy Video gives us a look at what we can expect from one of… Read More »

APH Weekly Blog Roundup: Online Memoir, The Ballet, and Travel Stories

This weeks collection of blog posts from members of the Association of Personal Historians gives us a look at some unique ways to tell and share our personal stories. Linda Bugbee of Life Stories Online gives us a step by step guide in starting our own online memoir in How to Start an Online Memoir. “One day I… Read More »

Kick It Up! 2016 APH Conference Registration Opens Soon

Registration opens July 1 for this year’s international conference for the Association of Personal Historians: Join us to Kick It Up! in Fort Worth, Texas, October 23-27. Advance programs are in the mail now. For the 21st year, personal historians from around the world will gather to learn more about how to “kick up” their business with workshops and… Read More »

APH Weekly Blog Roundup: Online Memoirs, A Father’s Day Story, mysterious photographs, and an Interview with Francie King

This week we have something for everyone! Members of the Association of Personal Historians are blogging about all things personal history, including tips on the pre-interview, discovering the real story behind old pictures, and even how gardening can impact our histories. Dawn M. Roode of Modern Heirloom Books shares how pictures can spark creativity in “His are the… Read More »

Finding the ‘Story Magic’ in Our Work as Personal Historians

Before I embarked on a career as a personal historian, I was a professional storyteller. Stories I told then might have been true or had a nugget of truth in them, but they were never about the facts in the way that the stories I help uncover as a personal historian are. So I’ve often wondered—and been asked—what… Read More »