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Is it still a great time to become a personal historian?

May 14, 2017

Tags: personal history, memoir, memoir coach, family history, Association of Personal Historians

by Pat McNees (updated the month the Association of Personal Historians filed for bankruptcy--but individual personal historians are still at your service)

Since 1990 I've been helping people and organizations tell their life stories. If you're nosy, love to do interviews, like shaping them into a compelling narrative, and either know how to produce and independently publish a book or are willing to learn and/or subcontract some stages of the process, (more…)

Grandfathers Journal(video)

February 5, 2012

Tags: journal, family history

A grandfather's journal helps a troubled teenager better understand himself and recognize a connection with his ancestors (a video from Family Search):



The longest memory is not as good as a short pencil, says this narrator. Keep a journal.

You can (more…)