Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 23, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments
There’s an old joke:
A Texan is talking with an Israeli and comparing the size of Texas to the size of Israel. He says, “when I get in my car, I can drive for hours and not get to the end of my ranch.” The Israeli says, “I had a car like that once too.”
Most of the people I know drive and take their driving for granted. Unless you live in a packed urban area where the cost of keeping a car outweighs the access it will provide, most people have a car, or two, or sometimes three. I…Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on July 16, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Added by Dave Glogowski on June 1, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments
As a preservationist, I am always excited when a big name comes on the bandwagon providing information to consumers about preserving precious family archives. It’s a platform I’ve been preaching and promoting for 10 years now and I still consider it as vitally important now as it was when I first became aware of this.
One this stuff is gone, it’s gone!
The New York Times recently added Bertram Lyons, an archivist at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress in…Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on May 31, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Make sure that your children and grandchildren pass on the stories of your parents and grandparents to their children and grand children. I was interesting to learn that 'Grand' who was my mom's grandmother practically raised her, her siblings and first cousins.
Added by Floyd Montgomery on April 27, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Updated version of world’s most popular free family history software now syncs with online and mobile, opens new channels for the discovery of historical records and is available for the first time also in Chinese, Japanese…Continue
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 17, 2013 at 5:19pm — No Comments
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on April 5, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments
Have you ever wondered if there are secrets in your family’s past you don’t know about? Even if you have never wondered, what would your reaction be if you found out your family was not who you thought them to be?
The Flat (2011 Documentary by Arnon Goldfinger) examines this premise as the Director, Arnon Goldfinger, and his family begin to clean out the flat…Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on March 29, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments
This week an article about the process of immortalizing one’s memories made it to a special Retirement section in the New York Times. My company, Legacy Multimedia, was prominently featured along with other projects and organizations that focus on the preservation of physical mementos and recording of memoirs.
For me, this is incredible validation of the work I do. The excitement I feel working with each new client, discovering who they…Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on March 20, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments
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29 January 2013
Are the youth in your family more attached to their iPod or laptop screen than they are to you? How do you connect to your family members and form the kind of close relationships that will support and strengthen them as they…
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on January 29, 2013 at 1:48pm — No Comments
2013 marks the 10 year anniversary of Legacy Multimedia. It will be later this fall and I will commemorate the decade in a fitting manner…. later.
Right now, with the new year, and this huge blank slate of time before me, I want to focus on my new mantra regarding my own personal history, “get ‘er done!” (Since I live in Texas, I can talk to myself in cowboy language.)
Right about the time that I was starting Legacy Multimedia, I also started the long and complex process of…Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on January 4, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on December 31, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments
The holidays aren't complete without that special family recipe. Archives wants to celebrate your family's favorite holiday recipes. Between now and 12:00pm…Continue
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on December 11, 2012 at 6:32pm — No Comments
This week marks the beginning of the holiday gift-giving season. Perhaps you are wondering what you might give to a fellow family history researcher or genealogist, or maybe your family and friends are asking you for hints.
Simple, practical gifts include a disposable camera to take to cemeteries, a package of photo paper, mini-cassette recorder for archive research or interviewing relatives, vinyl-coated paper clips, acid-free file folders and archival-safe, acid free and lignin-free…Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on November 23, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on November 6, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments
Heirloom Registry Partners with Family Tree Magazine, Family Heirlooms Expert for New Promotion
The Heirloom Registry™ – a new service that helps…
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on October 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
First of all, what is oral history? Put simply it is a collection of testimonies by living persons to record their unique life stories. They are not based on gossip, hearsay or rumors. Instead, oral histories are chronicles of direct observations as told by the people who witnessed the events or lived through the experiences being described. They are taken straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak.
This can be a great way of capturing the life and times of your family, close…Continue
Added by Stefani Twyford on September 29, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments
A Hope Chest was originally used as a dowry. It was property that a woman owned and brought into her marriage. Some women could not find a suitable husband, for various factors; therefore, the dowry was used as a way of enticing a man into marriage.
The idea of a Hope Chest symbolizes so many hopes and dreams. It’s about seeing the future unfold before your very eyes and it’s about preserving a lifetime of memories and building a family legacy, a heritage. It’s a place where a young…Continue
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‘Meet The Presenters’ of Family Tree University’s Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference
Take part in pre-scheduled social media Q&A’s to get to know your experts
For a fraction of the cost it takes to travel to–and attend–a live event, Family Tree University's Fall 2012 Virtual Conference provides attendees with an all-access pass to 15 half-hour video sessions presented by the same…Continue
Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on August 15, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments