What Is Personal History?

What Is Personal History?

Personal history is the process of saving the story of a life. This can take many different forms: it could be a memoir, a tribute, a life story, an autobiography, a biography, or an oral history. It may also be a legacy letter or ethical will.

  • Personal histories come in a variety of formats, including print, video, audio, and online.  Bookstore
  • A life story might be as simple as an audio recording or as long and polished as a hardcover book.
  • A video might be a short tribute or a full-length documentary.
  • Personal histories can also take other specialized forms such as a family or community cookbook, a personalized quilt, a memory box, or a photo-art collage.

What Do Personal Historians Do?

Personal historians help clients (individuals, families, communities, businesses, or organizations) preserve memories, images, voices, stories, and histories.

We bring an objective eye to the material, helping our clients focus and narrow down what began as an overwhelming project. The final product will have a level of professionalism that goes beyond what the client could achieve alone.