We all want to know our own history…
Your life and the lives of your ancestors have shaped you and your family.
Do you want the next generation to know and understand where they came from?
Can you recall those stories and reflect on their meaning?
Do you know where to begin?
Do you know how to do it ?
here is how we can help…
We are personal historians.
We’d love to tell your story and we know how to do it. Our personal interviews are professionally filmed and edited with care.
We listen and ask the questions that move your stories forward cohesively.
Your photos enhance the narrative; our research provides the historical context.
Your gift to the future...
Your gift to future generations is a record of the history and heritage of your family.
The video is yours to share as you choose - online or on a thumb-drive.
Imagine how extraordinary it will be for your grandchildren to hear those voices and see those faces.
Consider how significant it will be that the family’s history is preserved.
IN ALL OF US THERE IS A HUNGER, MARROW DEEP, TO KNOW OUR HERITAGE - TO KNOW WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE CAME FROM. Alex Haley
what we do
Our primary focus is capturing your personal history for your family.
Our professional team works to record your life stories in a video format. You are interviewed by an experienced and empathetic interviewer, and the film is edited thoughtfully.
It may include your own photos, brief segments of old family
films that have been digitized, researched maps and historical images.
We will present you and your family with a lasting record
of your family history online and other devices.
"What an amazing project!
A real icon of history and honour to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Kol Hakavod for your dedication and energy in creating this lasting record available to all."
Ask us if any of these additional services, charged separately, are available in your area:
Interview a family member in another country or state: we can travel (expenses are reimbursed), or we can do so over Skype or other platforms.
Undertake in-depth genealogical research for your family and provide you with a binder of collated printed records that are available.
Research business or community history and produce an audio-visual story record to celebrate an important milestone.
Thom Carroll/Philly Voice
OUR FIVE STEP PROCESS
Meet to learn about each other.
Finalize details and cost of project.
Decide together how to proceed
Fill a questionnaire with family data
View old photos as reminders.
Note the stories you want to tell.
Set up of lights and cameras by us.
Settle into your favorite armchair.
Convey your life story and your family’s .
Edit the narrative arc and details .
Include photos and historical images.
Review penultimate film for final edits.
Select device or online access to view.
Receive completed video in desired format.
Store, replicate and share – you decide!
Are you ready to talk to us about your family history?