Category Archives: Life Stories

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: Listen to Your Mother

I recently had the privilege of taking part in the “Listen to Your Mother” show in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It’s a live storytelling stage show that started in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2010, and is now in 41 cities. What another great way to make people aware of the power of our personal histories! Shortly after my LTYM debut, a… Read More »

APH Weekly Blog Roundup: Video Tips, Vegas, PHA Month and a Conference Sneak Peak

This week’s collection post by blogging members of the Association of Personal Historians takes us behind the scenes and into the work of collecting personal histories. Steve Pender of Family Legacy Video gives us tips for multi-camera video shoots in Producer’s E-Newsletter May 2016. “This month, I pass along some thoughts about what to do when one camera… Read More »

Personal History Awareness Month: How Family Stories Affect Us - Tiny Fingers of Gold

By the tender age of three, my mother displayed great music talent. She is, and will forever be, a child prodigy—even as an adult. My mom, Gina Valente, debuted as the featured artist with the New York Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall at the age of eight years old. Because her career peaked early, she was not afforded… Read More »

APH Weekly Blog Roundup: Deciding Who Will Tell Your Story, The Power of Siblings, and an Interview with Marcia Orland

This week we have several members of the Association of Personal Historians writing (and pod casting!) about various topics related to preserving and sharing personal histories. Susan Marg of Your Biography 2 got an interesting response to her post about remembering pay phones in Got Change? “Well, we had a phone booth nearby – the type that had… Read More »