Tag Archives: family stories

Stop Waiting, Start Doing: Your Guide to Busting Family History Procrastination Problems

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay.) At about this time last year, I published a guide to getting family history projects done by the holidays. I wrote it because it was the post I needed to read back when I was struggling to finish videos, audio programs and written reminisces in time for my own family’s holiday […]

Worth A Listen: Top Audio Tracks for July 23, 2016 – Personal/Family History Edition!

Photo courtesy of Pixabay. It’s been quite a while since I posted a roundup of podcasts and this is the first time I’ve focused upon personal and family history programs. But there’s a vast trove of audio to enjoy if you like hearing life stories, and here are some of the best programs I’ve discovered […]

Becoming The Family Storycatcher, Special Holiday Edition: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Photo by Amy via Flickr. Part of the reason I got into the personal history business was because I enjoyed creating family history videos and other gifts for my own family. I was always struck by the fact that my own joy at creating these gifts was equaled, and in many cases surpassed, by the […]

Becoming the Family Storycatcher, Step 2: Pick Your Format

Once you’ve invited a family member or loved one to share his or her life stories, you’ll immediately be faced with a crucial choice point as you prepare to record their memories: What format are you going to use? That sounds like a simple enough question, but as anyone who’s ever happened upon a trove […]

New Personal History Sample: A Narrated Home Movie

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 […]

How To Keep Your Family History Resolutions in 2014

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, […]

App Review: Storycatcher

(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 […]