Family History Articles

Got A Box of Photos? Three things to evaluate first.

Did you get handed a box of family photos?  Not sure what to do with that box? I can help. Take a breath and let's consider setting the boundaries of the project before you. First, evaluate what you have. Do you have a precious few images, meticulously annotated with...

“We don’t have family traditions…

...like we would if we were religious." One early client reached out to not just trace, but to establish her family's path to the present. Some unique markers on that West Coast path came to light. An important job of family traditions is to transport the story of...

Any kid will do: Be sure to ask youngsters what THEY remember!

If you give a kid a camera, you're going to be surprised! I was delighted to find this gem on my camera a few summers ago.  My dad's living room, shot from the sleeping loft. Dad saves the Sunday comics all year -- on the shelf under that coffee table, and that's the...

To Love What Is Ugly: Family stories

We giggled onscreen together when she told me about the ring her grandmother had left her. ''It is so ugly! And I so love it." My pink-haired tattooed client also knew her great grandmother, which is a little unusual. Indeed, we picked a path through five generations...