family stories

  • Great Ways to Share Family Heirlooms

    Feb 6

    Family heirlooms are very special items that evoke the memory of a specific relative. They are treasured not because of their monetary value, but because they provide a connection between a person and a family member who has passed away. It is not unheard of for people to fight over who gets to keep a particular heirloom. Instead of fighting, why ...


  • Tips for organizing family photos

    Jan 12

    Tips for Organizing Family Photos (and when to throw them away!) Ready to go through that box of old family photos? This is the type of task that looks deceptively easy, but can actually be really time consuming. Fortunately, there are several tips that will help you to efficiently organize all those family photos. Break the task into small ...


  • U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)

    Dec 26

    The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)  makes historical materials available for use to support the U.S. Army, educate an international audience, and honor Soldiers (men and women)- past and present. They have several categories which are covered from military history to a fine archive made in digital format and assess-able onlin...


  • Tips to for Preserving your Family Stories.

    Dec 13

    Ready to start preserving the family stories that have been handed down for generations? This is an important task that can seem incredibly overwhelming. You probably have tons of stories that you want to make a record of, and realize that other family members will have more of them. Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to get start...


  • Add and Share Family Photos and Stories

    Oct 10 enhanced their site this year so individuals could submit their family photos. Within five months there were one million photos available for viewing along with family stories. All of the images and stories can be shared and stored for decades to come. To get started create a free account with your names and basic informati...


  • WDYTYA – Next Episode is Feb. 24th

    Feb 16

    No episode this Friday, February 17th, the next one is the following Friday, February 24th with the actor Blair Underwood on NBC at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time.  There were many surprises in store for Underwood as he journeyed to his original roots in the continent of Africa and then to his southern roots in America. There is always something ne...


  • A Simple Heritage Layout

    Oct 10

    So many times, we don't know where to start when scrapbooking our family history. But it doesn't have to be complicated. If you are one of those lucky people that have a lot of photos of your relatives, start by making a page for each relative that simply pays tribute to their life. Start by choosing a main photo. Make this photo larger than the...


  • An Album for Man’s Best Friend

    Aug 4

    Did you know that Martha Stewart has a whole section on her website dedicated to pets? Yep. It's true. We love our pets don't we? They are so very much a part of our everyday lives, and definitely a part of our family. If you knew the history that my own cat and I share in her 3 1/2 short years of life, you would laugh about me even dedicating a...


  • Life Histories Preserved

    Jun 7

    During the American Depression of the 1930s, the Federal government, under the Works Projects Administration, helped employ many people, especially those with specific skills.  One of those type were writers, those individuals who could interview a person in depth and write their life story. This government funded program not only gave jobs to ...


  • Create Your Medical Family Tree

    Jan 9

    One of the most important things you can do for your health is to take the time to create a Medical Family Tree. Many diseases and disorders run in families, and the more you know about what could be lurking in your genes, the better chance you have of making choices that could affect your health in a very positive way. A great time to start p...