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Jane Shafron
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DIY Family History Questions
Some people rely on us 100% to record and preserve their family history.  But if you are the energetic, self-starting Eads, you make the whole family pitch in and help. Mimi
and Tom’s story is a great love story. They grew up in South Gate, Los Angeles
an...

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Recording Family History: The 5 Biggest Mistakes
A bit of fun this month - I am going to talk about the five worst things you can do if you are thinking about recording family history. And in my time as a personal historian - with a pioneering video biography, memorial and tribute video business - I have ...

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Tom Turned 70. And His Tribute Turned the Tables
Tom plays songs reflecting important moments & vital people Many of our tribute video projects are prompted by an anniversary or a birthday.  Seventieth birthdays seem especially suited for celebration video tributes.  Typically, the subjects have slowed th...

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A Love That Defied The Race Laws
She was an American living in Lovelock, Nevada and he was a Canadian working nearby.  They fell in love. But Nevada's race laws prohibited "miscegenation" and said they could not marry. But that wasn't Sue's only problem.  She was also a young woman of Japa...

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Family History Video Ideas for Your Family Reunion
I had a call last week from Carri Levy – senior producer of Lifetime Television's "The Balancing Act".  The show is planning a segment on how families use video in family reunions.  The call was good timing as I had just delivered a video project for Bev an...

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7 Secrets for Better Video on Your Phone
Photo montage: Your Story Here LLC Lots of us take video on our phones - and if you are one of my kids then you post it to Instagram or Snapchat or Vine or something of the sort and it's laughed at then quickly forgotten. For this kind of video ephemera (as...

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Dear Younger Me: Relax, It will all be OK
One of the questions I almost always ask in a video biography or ethical will interview is "If you could give a piece of advice to yourself aged 20, what might that be?"   How would you answer that question? How would your family answer that question?  Jona...

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Tom Turned 70. And His Tribute Turned the Tables
Tom plays songs reflecting important moments & vital people Many of our tribute video projects are prompted by an anniversary or a birthday.  Seventieth birthdays seem especially suited for celebration video tributes.  Typically, the subjects have slowed th...

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The 7 Quickest & Best Photo Repair Tricks
Through our video biography work, and then as a stand alone business, we have fixed thousands of photographs over more than ten years. But even after all these years, I still get tickled when I look at new images that need help: it's knowing that through so...

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Dying in the Digital Age: And Staying Alive
As a video biographer and personal historian, I am a grateful fan of Facebook. It helps us connect and stay up with family and friends, provides a free repository for our photos and videos, and offers an inc...
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