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Four generations: baby Robert with mom, grandma and great-grandmother.

 

Tell Your Story — Connect Generations

Looking for a powerful way to connect generations and preserve memories? Think about creating what's known as a personal history. It could be a memoir, a family biography, an oral history, a legacy letter, or another tribute, and it could take the form of a printed work, a video, an audio recording, or other formats. Whatever form of remembrance you choose, a personal history can have a profound impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Not all of us have the time and creative expertise needed to put together a personal history, however. Remembering the stories and details of our lives is hard enough, let alone figuring out how to build a book or video around them! Fortunately, you have a vital resource in the Association of Personal Historians (APH). Our members are skilled at helping people like you develop your own personal history project - from interviewing you and/or other family members and transcribing the interviews through editing, designing, and custom-publishing a product you can be proud of. Many of our members also do community or organizational histories or oral histories.

To get started, look at some of the other pages in this section: Tips Before You Get Started, or start with the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start your search now to find an APH member to help with your project.

Good luck, and enjoy the journey!