A personal history is often the story of a life, or from a life. It can be a memoir, a tribute, a life story, an autobiography, a biography, or an oral history. It may also be a legacy or ethical will. Celebrating family by capturing stories preserve that special voice at a time when the world and its values are changing so rapidly. Is it a book? a letter? a video? Personal histories comes in various formats - chiefly print, video or audio - and are often illustrated. A life story, for example might be as simple as an audio file and transcript or as long and polished as a book; a video might be a short tribute or a full-length documentary.
Oral Histories Telling one's story makes people feel better about themselves, not only for those telling the stories of their lives, but for those who ask and give others the chance to share and save their histories. Oral Histories help you create a family library of spoken histories.
Written Histories Writing life stories provides us with the unique opportunity to change history from sterile dates and facts into a living chronicle. Whether the goal is to write a biography or autobiography, a personal memoir, a snapshot of a life, or a family history, Legacies LifeWriters help you to organize, research, write and produce a lasting legacy.
Video Histories Legacies video histories are custom-designed to bring your history to life. We use your stored treasures, photos, slides, home movies, scrapbooks, letters, along with newly created interview pieces, narration, and music to create a multimedia collage by creatively utilizing technology to showcase and celebrate life.