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Dad – What question would you ask your great-grandfather?

My Dad shared, “I would ask Oren Stone why he started the Flint Woolen Mills and what brought him to Flint, Michigan?”

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Happy Holidays

We hope that you have a merry Christmoose.

It is always great to hear from friends.

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He rode off on his great aunt's prize horse to pursue the Johnny Rebels

The following are excerpts from a family letter dated January 12, 1928 recounting a story shared by my great-grandmother Mary Rogers Thomas Summers.

My (great-great grandfather), Charles Green Summers, spent his summers at a farm on… 640 more words

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Preserving Family Histories: Meet Jennifer Campbell

1. Please introduce yourself and briefly tells us what you do?

My name is Jennifer Campbell and I’m a personal historian, also known as a memoir writer, legacy writer, biographer or ghostwriter. 1,773 more words


Why I go to the Association for Personal Historians (APH) Conference

I love my work as a Personal Historian.  Every Friday I drive out to Carl’s house.  We work all day on a current or emerging chapter of his autobiography.  444 more words

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My New Journal Approach

Here’s the deal. I’ve never been a great historian of my own life. I admire the folks who keep detailed accounts of their days tucked away in composition notebooks and moleskines. 466 more words

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