We’ve never had so much stuff! Keeping our history is a task that falls forward — all the photos, mementos, letters, and paperwork. We have the biggest collections ever, as our capacity to take photos and save papers increases.
I’ll work on your unidentified family photos, details surrounding your genealogy, and more.
The biggest mistake people make with capturing stories is hesitating… until it’s too late. Oral histories strengthen families and change history. Let’s capture them before they slip away.
Workshops & Speaking to Your Group
I would love to speak to your group or lead a workshop around family history, family photos, or personal archives.
Let’s find a permanent place to house your papers. Donate your collection for scholars to use in their research — historical society, museum, archive, or cultural collection — and your family can keep donating into the future.
I spent 18 years as “archivist and senior research scholar” at an academic science library, actively trying to add women to the historical record and looking for the women who were already included almost accidentally. I have degrees in women’s history and cultural theory — the latter means that I see the cultural value of everyday practices such as food, clothing, hobbies, and domestic arrangements. Non-famous people matter. “I can’t recommend Angela’s services highly enough. She was compassionate, professional, and organized.” ~ Thea Arnold. Click below to schedule a free 30 minute consult call:
Personal & Family Archives
VIP: Vast, intensive, private
This “wraparound” package includes oral history, archives, and genealogical work. With this three-pronged approach to unearthing the past, you’ll get the fullest story, know the most, about it.
Let’s take your history to the next level! I love fleshing out genealogies with historical photos and immigration politics of the time. I also love a good mystery, and would enjoy researching unidentified photographs or photo albums in your collection. I also consult on the housing and preservation of rare photos and documents.
Traditional record-keeping does not account for our kids. It simply can’t. It relies on collecting data from the institutions that track: graduations, marriages, having children, and so on. So we are going to do it ourselves! CLICK HERE for details about this 6-week group.
Tell & Show Photos: a framed & illustrated story
Service Providers' Workshop
One Special Photo: the story of a great shot
Choose a photo that captures a tradition, a special moment, or a generation.
Gather folks to talk about the photo: what all the aunties remember about high school, or the best part of Seder, or mom’s tattoo. A pet that lived forever, that summer at band camp, the big family reunion, or your first car.
“I always held this photo very dear. But I never imagined how much it would come to life by talking about it. It was such an extraordinary gift to be able to reflect on where we were at that moment—both literally and figuratively. I also gained so much insight about myself, my path in life, and the way my experiences with my friends have shaped the person I have become. I came away from this experience with so much joy and hope.” Dr. Mary Sokolowski, One Special Photo client.