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Association of Personal Historians Making News

Colorado Springs Style, A Story Like No Other - Your Own, by Becky Hurley

  • APH member Kirk Woundy talks about being a personal historian, in the context of a growing demand for people to help others tell their stories.

ABC News, Writing Your Own Obit: A Chance to Reflect, Get It Right by Melissa Kossler Dutton

  • Through several interviews, the author explores the increasing trend for self-written obituaries.

The New York Times, Have a Story To Tell? Your Personal Memoirist Is Here by Alina Tugend

  • Article describes the work of a personal historian and the value of doing one's own personal history
  • Includes comments from APH founder Kitty Axelson-Berry, 2016 APH President Bill Horne, and members Kit Dwyer, Dhyan Atkinson, and Mary O'Brien Tyrrell

The Chicago Tribune Primetime, Oh, the Stories They Could Tell

  • Article focuses on how collecting and preserving family histories has become a booming industry with hundreds of individuals for hire, all over the world
  • Includes comments from APH Executive Director Linda Coffin, APH member Betsy Storm, and Cathi Nelson, founder of the Association of Professional Photo Organizers

Feminine Collective, Creating My Father's Legacy: Martin Elkort's Photography

  • Stefani Twyford discusses the making of her documentary, Martin Elkort: An American Mirror, about her father and his critically acclaimed photography in post-WWII New York

Media Appearances by APH Members

  • More on this coming soon

Personal History Showcase: Member Products Gaining Publicity

Dish Magazine, Review of Time to Tell Your Personal and Family History, by Rachel Gladstone

  • Featuring a personal history how-to guide by APH member Deborah Wilbrink.
"Tracking down information about your heritage can be fun but it is often difficult to know where to start your journey. Luckily, Personal Historian and author Deborah Wilbrink knows just what to do and she leads the way into this often complicated process in her new book TIME TO TELL..."

Personal historian Meghan Vigeant helped her client create Only Human: A Journey from Convict to Mentor.

Alton Lane was a violent, angry, abusive, and abused criminal with a colorful array of addictions, who found a new way of being in the world when he learned and began to teach non-violent communication.

"This was one of those books that I found delightfully hard to put down. It drew me in with its spirited story-telling style. It was as if I were taking a stroll with Alton himself while he recounted his life in a voice filled with honesty, wit, vulnerability, and deep insight. It left me both deeply connected with Alton, and longing to meet him in person."
- Amazon Reviewer