by Pam Pacelli Cooper October is American Archives Month. As the leaves fall and we turn our energies indoors, we can begin to think about the archives in our own homes: troves of letters never read or catalogued; memories not yet recorded; years of photos cached in disorganized files on multiple computers, thrown into shoeboxes,[Read More]
A Challenge for the New Year: 52 Weeks, 52 Ancestors
by Pam Pacelli Cooper President, Verissima Productions Happy New Year All! May 2018 be the year you “Save Lives”. As a personal historian, I’ve been encouraging people to save their stories for over 20 years, but I recently realized I haven’t been so good at saving my own. This year, I decided to take genealogist[Read More]
Personal History & Making Choices – Part 2
Creating a Correspondence with the Future: A Monthly Newsletter
We’re excited to announce the launch of a monthly e-newsletter, beginning in April. We’d love to have you join us and subscribe. Just CLICK HERE to be put on our mailing list! Want to know more? Watch this quick iPhone video we shot on location for an introduction to what will be contained in each[Read More]
What’s the story?
Sonic World: Your Aural History
Opening the Picnic Basket: Reunions, Food, and Personal History
By Pam Pacelli Cooper President, Verissima Productions “Mother’s German potato salad,” “The Rauh sister’s Spice Cake,” “Successful Icing as of 1975,” and “Oy! Lebkuchen.” As I opened the little tin box of my mother in law’s recipes, I was able to see the history of her family in about 100 3×5 cards. Some were written[Read More]
Photo, Photo, Who’s That in the Photo?
By Pamela Pacelli-Cooper President, Verissima Productions Incorporated Who takes the photos in your family? Do you have stacks and stacks of albums from past years, a Picasa or Flickr account with thousands of images, or do you stay away from taking photographs because it’s too much trouble? And what about photos from your[Read More]