Capture the life story, family history and life lessons of a parent or grandparent – in their own words – for your family to know and cherish. Here at Family Line Video, we produce Legacy Videos, modern day memoirs that weave a filmed interview together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia to bring […]
Did you know that most households didn’t have a television until the 1950s? Or that cell phones and personal computers were ideas found only in science fiction in the 1930’s? What then did our grandparents and great grandparents do for fun as children?
Is your family from Chicago? Below are a number of Chicago Genealogy Resources that can help you discover more about your roots and the lives of your ancestors in Chicago.
Whether you see yourGrandchild every week or only a few times a year, a day together offers a wonderful opportunity to develop a special bond while recounting life stories, family history and life lessons. Here you will find listed several activities that will help make your day together special.
Are you looking for a truly special 75th Birthday Gift? For a parent or grandparent? A spouse or close friend? For a 75th Birthday Gift certain to touch your loved one deeply, capture their life story, family history and memories – in their own words – in a Video Biography for their grandchildren, great grandchildren […]
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.
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 […]
Check out this 1938 home movie of the Chicago Cubs playing at Wrigley Field! Looks like suits and ties were the fan uniform of the day. It’s interesting to see the Ricketts name on the building on the background (A relative of the current owner?) and the airplane towing the advertising banner even back then. […]
Have you ever heard your parents or grandparents use a word or phrase you weren’t familiar with? It may have been slang they learned when they were younger. Below are a few slang words and phrases that were popular in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50s. Do you recognize any? Do you recall hearing any that […]
Are you feeling like phone calls, emails and Facebook just aren’t enough? Wishing you could spend more quality time with distant relatives? Perhaps it’s time to get everyone together for a Family Reunion. Here are a number of great Family Reunion ideas to help you get started planning yours.