Early Registration for the APH 2017 Life Story Symposium opened on March 1.
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Learn why you should save your life stories—or become one of the growing number of professionals who help others save their life stories by joining the only trade association for personal historians.

What Is Personal History?

Personal histories can be written memoirs, audio or video tributes, autobiographies, biographies, family histories, heritage cookbooks, community histories, corporate and organizational histories, legacy letters, and ethical wills. A personal history can be a book, video, website, scrapbook, photo collage—even a song or a quilt. Members of the Association of Personal Historians strive to help individuals, neighborhoods, organizations, and businesses preserve their stories.

Everyone has a story. Every person. Every city. Every organization. Every business. 

APH provides resources for its members on topics such as business planning, skills development, interviewing techniques, marketing, and technology.


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Find a Personal Historian

Want help to save your own life story, the story of a loved one, or the story of a community or organization? Our members around the world help individuals, families, organizations, and communities preserve their valuable histories, memories, and life stories.

Let one of our members help you.


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Why Members Value APH

"Being connected to other people in the [personal history] industry has accelerated the growth of my business in ways I can't even measure. . . ."

Emma Fulenwider of Cedar Pen Stories, California
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