Category Archives: Genealogy

What Is Personal History? - APH1

Welcome to the first episode of The Life Story People Podcast! In this episode, host Steve Pender (Family Legacy Video, Inc.) speaks with APH Executive Director Linda Coffin (HistoryCrafters), outgoing APH President Sarah White (First Person Productions), and incoming APH President Bill Horne (Launceston Services). Linda, Sarah, and Bill define what personal history is and what personal historians… Read More »

APH Weekly Blog Roundup: Writing about the Past, Business Wisdom, Pontilly, Another Trip to Ireland, Historical Orchids & More

We have a little bit for everyone this week with stories about Pontilly, orchids in the U.S., business tips, and of course personal stories from members of the Association of Personal Historians. Sarah White writes about her experience as she visits New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in A Vision for Pontilly: 10 Years Ago Today. “Pontilly was the… Read More »

An Open Arms Embrace on Galway Bay

It was my client Patricia Lee’s cherished childhood memories of her Irish grandfather that led to her first visit to Ireland. Gramp, as she called him, was officially named Patrick Egan. In her memoirs, writing about her grandfather, she recounted, “I was eighteen when he died and it wasn’t until many years later that I realized he had a certain… Read More »

Berry Basket Your Family History in 2016: Twelve Steps to Uncover Your Stories

This is your year for family history. The planets are aligning, time is shortening, your resolve is stiffening, and you are lucky enough to have stumbled on the world’s greatest resource for the would-be family historian: the Berry Basket! No, this is not a column targeting children of the Appalachians nor am I suggesting that when you start… Read More »