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“She counts not the cost of nights without sleep and days full of giving…” A Mother’s Day Tribute and FREE PRINTABLE!

One Sunday in 2007, as I struggled with my first-born toddler in church, I watched another young mother encourage one child who had just spoken to …

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How to capture a loved one’s personal history: Part 1- Interviewing technique

How to interview is part 1 in a series of posts to help you capture a loved one’s personal history. Decide Together First, do you know …

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Messages from loved ones gone before: Why sharing and curating family history memories AND mementos is important

“I think I’ll keep Dad’s scriptures myself. Priceless!” This was a text message from my Mom the morning after I sent her home with Grandpa’s …

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How to finalize your personal history for printing: Part 3- Printing preparation and decisions

Part 3 in a series of posts to help you finalize your personal history for printing You have accomplished an amazing work—a legacy—in writing your …

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How to finalize your personal history for printing: Part 2- Layout and Design

Part 2 in a series of posts to help you finalize your personal history for printing You have accomplished an amazing work—a legacy—in writing your …

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How to finalize your personal history for printing: Part 1- Editing and finalizing text

Part 1 in a series of posts to help you finalize your personal history for printing You have accomplished an amazing work—a legacy—in writing your …

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Dorothy’s biggest regret in raising her children: lessons from the work

One of the great joys of our Legacy Tale work is the opportunity to interview individuals and families about their lives and benefit from their wisdom. …

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Why I’m living deliberately by spending money and making memories now, not waiting for tomorrow

Are you ever surprised when you look back and realize how you’ve completely shifted your mindset on something? Did you used to have a stronghold …

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More expert tips for telling your tale- and for capturing your loved ones’ stories

There are so many wise, articulate voices providing compelling reasons, tips and tools for telling your tale. Check out what Rachel LaCour Niesen of Save Family …

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RootsTech 2016 contest winner!

As part of RootsTech, we had a drawing to award a FREE Personal History Guided Tale. From all the entries, the lucky winner is Leigh!  Congratulations, …

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Don’t know where to begin with your personal history? Start with the stories that are easy to tell

It was a great experience connecting with our new friends Tom and Alison Taylor of Pictures and Stories at RootsTech 2016!  Like us, they are …

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