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December 20, 2019

There are two ways to BOOST the story &  impact of a love letter or any other document from your past:

First, gather another letter or other document -- or two or ten -- to join with that love letter or a last will and testament to flesh out what was going on.  Those pa...

September 3, 2019

On a recent trip to my homeland -- the state of Maine -- I ventured way north and paid my first visit to my family cemetery.

My dad's cousin (my first cousin once removed [FCOR] and yes, I had to google that) led us... behind what looked like a machine shop, down t...

January 20, 2019

Are you getting organized this year? 

All the coats, clothes, and toys? 

Bills, tax receipts, your sewing box? 

Kitchen cabinets and drawers? 

Getting the family papers and photographs together?  Finally building an actual family archive? You know, those papers and photos...

December 3, 2018

It's daunting, and it's on almost everybody's to do list.  Imagine if you could get a handle on this project, now of all times?  Don't be afraid!  I know it's the busy winter holidays, but these are steps you can do on your lunch break or your daily commute!

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November 17, 2018

What? Thursday already?

I may possibly say this every. single. week.  It's definitely a frequent refrain.  Do you ever feel that way? 

Between: work, house work, digital life, friends and family, mate, kids, bills, library books...

I hate to be idle, though. I...

August 8, 2018

Did you get handed a box of family photos?  Not sure what to do with that box? I can help. First, 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 annot...

June 26, 2018

...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 your f...

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