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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Elkort, Ilkowitz, Twyford, Spiel, Speil
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Hungary, Russia
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
Providing tribute videos and biographies to HR executives, internal communications specialists, special events coordinators, families, and individuals who choose our services because of the talented storytelling and expert filmmaking techniques.
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I am a personal historian who works helping people tell the stories of their lives. Genealogy is a natural component of that. I am also very interested in and actively working on my own genealogy.
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?
http://www.legacymultimedia.com

Isn't your family history worth sharing in a way that will last forever?

Legacy Multimedia is dedicated to preserving history in artfully-produced, custom-crafted tribute videos.

We are talented storytellers who have mastered the art of cutting-edge technology. Using classic filmmaking techniques and the latest digital tools, we seamlessly weave together vintage photos, old footage, and audio tracks with interviews, voice-over narrations, music, animations, and titles.

The result is a wonderful tapestry of images and sounds that share memories, impart wisdom, and mark history to inform, entertain and inspire - today and for many years to come.

Never satisfied to simply communicate information and record content, we also capture the spirit of a person, the unifying force of a group and the atmosphere of an event.

The shared experience of researching, creating and watching these timeless DVDs brings families closer together. It can also strengthen the human bonds of companies and organizations.

So if you want to honor or celebrate a special person or occasion in a very special way, give us a call or send us an e-mail. We’re always happy to hear from you.

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The Salt Of The Earth – about Sebastião Salgado

The Salt Of The Earth – about Sebastião Salgado

Last week I watched the documentary “The Salt of the Earth” about documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado. This is one of those films that I can’t stop thinking about, which is a good thing.

For those that aren’t familiar with Salgado’s work, he is a Brazilian photojournalist and social photographer that has traveled the world photographing indigenous cultures and the social effects of major geo-political actions on these…

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Posted on August 23, 2015 at 9:17pm

“I wish I had met you…”

For the past few weeks I have been involved in a back and forth phone tag with a potential client.

Each time he’s called me, I returned the call, and each time I called, he was  busy and told me he would get back to me. A couple weeks ago he asked me to send him some more information about my work so I sent him a flyer, and links to several video clips and testimonials. But we never actually had “the conversation” about…

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Posted on January 31, 2015 at 11:44am

When Is Your Memory Truly Forgotten?

“I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”  — Banksy

While this quote was directly attributed to the graffiti artist Banksy, the sentiment is not his alone and appears all over the place, attributed to…

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Posted on January 14, 2015 at 10:03pm

Alicia Elkort’s Poetic Memoir Of Our Grandparents – “Apricot Preserves”

My grandmother used to make these amazing cookies for special occasions. They are called Franz Joseph Cookies and supposedly took their name from the famous Emperor of Austria. I’m not really sure the back story on how my grandma got this recipe but it was a family favorite and one that had great pomp and circumstance around the making of the cookies. She resisted giving the recipe to anyone for many years and finally when she was well into her late 80s, she gave me the recipe. When I make…

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Posted on November 7, 2014 at 12:21pm

Reminisces On My Recent Trip to Turkey

I just took a look at my blog this morning and realized it’s been almost 4 months since I wrote anything. My commitment has always been to try for twice a month and I have alerts set on my calendar to remind me of that commitment.

I think that after finishing my documentary and screening it at the end of May, I was just pretty wiped…

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Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:21am

My Documentary Screening at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Sunday May 18, 2014 was the first public screening of my documentary, “Martin Elkort: An American Mirror” at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It showed to a crowd of about 200 people, which is an terrific turn out for an early Sunday evening, on a graduation weekend.

Anne Wilkes Tucker, The Gus and Lyndal Wortham Curator of Photography, gave a wonderful opening speech where she helped the audience to create a context of what it was like to be a photographer during that time period…

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Posted on May 23, 2014 at 6:50pm

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At 10:12am on May 11, 2011, pauline anne hazell gave Stefani Twyford a gift
At 12:19pm on December 18, 2009, Stefani Twyford said…
My blog just got voted one of the top five personal history blogs for 2009 by Dan Curtis. What an honor! Thank you Dan :)

The Top Five Personal History Blogs for 2009. « Dan Curtis ~ Professional Personal Historian
At 1:05pm on October 11, 2009, Stefani Twyford said…
"The secret of biography resides in finding the link between talent and achievement. A biography seems irrelevant if it doesn’t discover the overlap between what the individual did and the life that made this possible. Without discovering that, you have shapeless happenings and gossip."

Leon Edel, U.S. biographer, critic. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series
At 2:03pm on September 30, 2009, Stefani Twyford said…
History calss dumps books, gets personal!

Students in three Des Moines high schools have shelved their history books and now are learning about the past through firsthand accounts and primary documents...read complete article
At 3:00pm on September 26, 2009, Stefani Twyford said…
At 1:08pm on September 20, 2009, Stefani Twyford said…
Celebrating Rosh Hashana, Circa 1919

Preserving Jewish stories and history at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, N.H.
At 3:51pm on August 8, 2009, Stefani Twyford said…
At 3:13pm on August 4, 2009, Stefani Twyford said…
Legacy Multimedia Legacy Multimedia nominated for 2009 ISES Crystal ICON Award!

Nominees for 2009 Crystal ICON Awards
For Immediate Release:

August 3, 2009
Houston, TX

The Houston Chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES) is proud to announce the nominees for the third annual 2009 Crystal ICON Awards. The annual ICON Awards celebrate the professionals who have made the greatest impact on the Houston events industry during the preceding year. Nominees are honored in a variety of categories that represent the industry’s key services, including event design, photography and entertainment production.

Each year, the ICON Awards nominees represent the highest caliber of professionals, all of which have demonstrated excellence in their field and a dedication to making the city of Houston one of the primary event destinations in the country.

This year’s winners will be announced at a ceremony and gala at the Hilton Americas Hotel on August 23, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

Complete story here...>
At 1:56pm on August 1, 2009, Stefani Twyford said…
At 12:02pm on August 1, 2009, Stefani Twyford said…
Stefani Twyford is the President and Founder of Legacy Multimedia. She has more than 10 years experience designing, developing, and implementing award-winning digital media solutions for small to medium sized companies. Prior to starting Legacy Multimedia, she was president of a successful Houston-based web design,
e-commerce and marketing firm.

With degrees in design, psychology, and social work, Twyford is also creating a lasting legacy for digital media professionals by presenting and sharing her expertise with various related organizations. Twyford excels at helping people craft their stories and share their memories. Through her commitment to high-quality work and customer service, and a gift for putting people at ease, she creates award-winning video biographies and legacies. Her firm commitment to the arts, to the technology community, and to women in business has helped many others and served as inspiration for the next generation of talented professionals.

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