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VIRTUAL REALITY- A NEW FRONTIER FOR LEGACY PRESERVATION

Have you ever looked through old photos of loved-ones who are deceased and wondered where the pictures were taken or which family members were in it? As a friend recently discovered after her grandmother passed away, this predicament left her frustrated and saddened. There was no one left who had the knowledge about these family […]

Back to School, A Special Moment in Life!

Depending on where you live, the month of August or before or after the Labor Day holiday mark the beginning of the school year. It is the end of summer and time for families with children to embrace the routine of school life. More than birthdays and anniversaries that are celebrated on different dates for […]

Bird’s-Eye View

If you haven’t already seen the spectacular footage shot by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or  drone cameras you are in for a real treat! With their superior stability and breathtaking vantage points, there is no doubt the footage they capture is a cutting edge look at the future of film making. A new offering in […]

Talk To Me…and the Whole Internet?!

Arianna Huffington’s daughter Christina is the creator and executive producer of the newly released Talk to Me project on the HuffPost blog. Endeavoring to become a movement, Talk to Me encourages children and their parents to do just that – talk to each other – with the added twist of broadcasting their conversations using Facebook […]

Iris blogs on the Irish (ancestors that is…)

Woven intricately into the fabric of life stories are the threads that link us to the dearly departed: our ancestors. Whether we live in the country they once immigrated to, follow the customs of a culture they married into, or simply bear a physical resemblance to a family member from the past – our lives […]

Black History Month, A Celebration of Life: The StoryCorps Griot

February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month, a time we give special attention to learning about the contributions, history and life stories of African Americans. One great resource to help us celebrate this month is The StoryCorps Griot Initiative. Unique to Western Africa, a Griot (pronounced gree-oh) is a genealogist, a historian, a […]

Genes and Genealogy: Inextricably Linked to Discovering Personal History

Uncovering the life stories of our ancestors can help us answer many questions about who we are. They not only may be fascinating; they can provide valuable insights into our identity that cannot be answered by searching within oneself. The stories and archival documents from the past are also an invaluable resource for revealing our […]

Your Digital Legacy – Think Before You Post!

The desire to be remembered is both elemental and universal. Since time immemorial oral histories, diaries, memoirs and more recently, photographs and video have been used to preserve the memories of their authors. Today, we collect and curate our memorabilia more extensively than ever before. By doing this we not only preserve our memories, but […]

It’s Time for Turkey and Storytelling this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a special holiday – a day set aside for spending time with family and for giving thanks. Marking the beginning of what for some is the most hectic time of year, it’s a busy day filled with cooking turkey, Macy’s Parade and watching and/or playing football. Perhaps the most important item on our […]