Where we start...
Growing up, my Mother would spend a great deal of her free time looking up ancestors and distant relatives from her and my Father’s family. Through her adventures in family history, she found volumes of information about where we came from. Pictures, journals and pedigree charts all worked together to tell the history of an eternal line that created the family I came from and continues with my own little family.
It was always interesting to me when a recorded family history or personal journal was found. I was in awe of how my ancestors, who probably thought their lives were mundane, prevailed and lived. There was nothing ordinary about their lives. These personal histories were a way to understand my ancestors and how their lives and choices have shaped my life.
I firmly believe that everyone has a story to tell. We all have a history of trials and triumphs that should be recorded for our families and our posterity. No matter how simple the life may seem, the very act of living is a sacred story that needs to be recorded.
With these feelings deeply entrenched, I had an idea that maybe I could help people tell their stories, to preserve their history for their families and loved ones. I knew there were other memoir writing businesses out there so I started my search. Through my investigations I discovered that recording a life story was PRICEY (at least $1000)!!
A personal history is a priceless treasure, but why should people have to spend thousands of dollars to tell their story?
I devised a plan to help people record their personal history with a more cost effective technique. With at least 2 hours* of interview, in person or over the phone, a pretty good history can be recorded. Through your choice of services I offer, I can transcribe that interview to read like a narrative with you as the story teller. Through your preferences, a medium is chosen to convey your story; from a simple notebook or emailed transcribed history, to a scrapbook or hardbound book complete with pictures, your story is presented the way you want. In the end you have your history to share with your loved ones so they will know how you lived.
While there are many programs and downloadable apps that can help you write your own story for free, my services take all the work and confusion out of your hands and presents to you a beautiful finished treasure.
If I have made you think or reflect on your own history, or the life of a family member or loved one, then contact me so I can help you put those thoughts into writing.
*Extra Hours available upon request