Harriet Quimby. Harriet Quimby | The Memory Palace Nate DiMeo provides a really compelling mini-portrait of Quimby, the first American woman to obtain an airplane pilot’s license. As ever, he takes historical people and events that have faded from popular view and imbues their stories with depth, character and adventure. Message in A Bottle/Re:Sound #185 […]

Photo courtesy of SXC. Today, I’m kicking off a blog series that discusses some strategies for completing a personal or family history project. If you’ve always been the person running the camera or writing down what happened at family holiday gatherings, and want to take your documenting to the next level, this series will show […]

Today a new personal history sample debuts on the blog – a product I call a narrated home movie. Here’s how it works: I come to your house (or we talk via Skype), we talk about the important stories of your life, and if you like, we can give new context to home movies (from […]

Photo courtesy of SXC. Every year, countless would-be family historians make New Year’s resolutions to tackle epic projects that preserve the tales of their bloodline, and every December there are frustrated folks wondering where the year went. But you can get your family history project done this year – it just takes a little know-how, […]

(This is another post in a series of reviews of smartphone applications that relate to audio production and/or personal history.) What It Is : StoryCatcher is a smart phone application developed by personal historian April Bell, who runs Tree of Life Legacies and iPhone app developer Urs Brauchli. It is designed to help users make […]

Today we have another personal history sample added to the site – Warren and Mary, who, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary, reflected on how they met and their initial impressions of each other in the early days of their relationship. Listen Closely Productions can help you preserve memories like these, from a […]

Photo courtesy SXC. If you’re going to have family in town next week, or you’re traveling to be with loved ones for Thanksgiving, there’s a fun, engaging way to spend time with them that’s calorie free, cost free, and does not involve giant inflatable balloons, marching bands, or footballs. You can – gasp! – ask […]

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