Use Pinterest to Share Your History

Wait! It doesn't have to be public. When you use Pinterest, you can have Secret Boards that are shared only with the people you choose? Of course you don't have to make it private, but I just don't want you to dismiss this idea for the wrong reasons. As you know, Pinterest is all about images. Well, mostly it's about images, but you also get to ...  Read More

Preserving Old Journals

My dad has this little 4" x 6" journal where he has been recording a very small amount of information about each vacation that he has taken since he and Mom were married more than a half century ago. Although there are only the most basic details about each trip, there is enough information that it occasionally has to be pulled out to verify ...  Read More

New Year’s Resolution: Write My Memoirs

Did you do it? Did you say it out loud or just think it? Is this the first time you've told yourself that it's time? You are not alone. There are lots of people out there that would like to write their memoirs or autobiographies and it sometimes lingers in the back of their minds until finally, one day they get started. Others let it linger too ...  Read More

“A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”

This is Part 5 in a five-part series on "Preparing to Write Your Memoir". Hopefully in Step 2, you were able to think of some photos that you would like to include in your memoir or autobiography. For the recent years, you probably have photos on your computer. For the older photos, there will be frames, photo albums, shoe boxes and you may ...  Read More

A Memoir Blog Can Provide Immediate Satisfaction

My mom had surgery last week and I've been helping her out during the recovery. Now that she's feeling a little better, she wants us to go through the boxes of "stuff" in the basement that she inherited upon the passing of my grandmother and my uncle. It's a difficult task to wade through the memories of a lost loved one and even more difficult to ...  Read More

Taking Photos of Photos and Documents

Taking photos of photos and documents can save you a tremendous amount of time and money. This technique is not about perfection, but it is about getting it done! Most people won't be able to tell the difference if you learn to do this well. All you need is a digital camera, an iPhone or any smartphone that has a decent camera and of course the ...  Read More

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