A Special 75th Birthday Gift – Their Life Story Captured

75th birthday gift Life Story Video for a Fathers Day Gift by Family Line video Chicago

Do you have a loved one approaching their 75th Birthday? A parent or grandparent? A spouse or dear friend? For an 75th Birthday Gift certain to move them deeply, why not capture their life story – in their own words – in a Legacy Video for their grandchildren, great grandchildren and generations beyond to know and […]

Posted in: Autobiography, Family History, Family Stories, Gifts, Grandparents, Legacy, Life Stories

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What Are Family Documentary Videos?

Family Documentary video life story video by Family Line Video Chicago

Family Documentary Videos are memoirs on video focusing on family stories and history. Memories of people, places, and things are documented on video or film, often combining interviews with photographs, letters, maps, and other memorabilia. The final product is preserved as a digital video document, or DVD. Learn more.

Posted in: Family History, Family Photos, Family Reunion, Family Stories, Family Tree, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Life Stories, Memories, Retirement, Seniors

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Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves in Three Generations

Three generations, Family Documentaries by Family Line Video

You may have heard the old proverb, “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations”. In Japan, the expression goes, “Rice paddies to rice paddies in three generations.” The Scottish say, “The father buys, the son builds, the grandchild sells, and his son begs.” In China, “Wealth never survives three generations.” Around the world, there are many […]

Posted in: Family History, Family Stories, Family Tree, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Miscellaneous

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How to Organize Photos

how to organize photos by family line video chicago

My clients often tell me they feel overwhelmed by all their photos. If you grew up before the digital age, you can probably relate – especially if you were born in the 30’s, 40’s or 50’s, as many of my clients were. After recently helping my mother sort through a few thousand of her own, […]

Posted in: Family Activities, Family History, Family Photos, Family Reunion, Family Stories, Family Tree, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Life Stories, Memories, Retirement

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Remembering My Great Grandmother

Remembering Great Grandmother Family LIne Video

I recently came across a photo of my great grandmother as I was cleaning out an old box. She was standing next to a flower bush wearing a white polka dot dress. I vaguely remember her…her voice, her laughter, her smile, her personality. I must have been about 10 when she passed away. Looking at […]

Posted in: Autobiography, Family History, Family Photos, Family Stories, Family Tree, Grandchildren, Grandparents, History, Life Stories, Memories, Miscellaneous, Seniors

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