Family Recipes

Grandparents Family Recipes

The art of cooking and perfecting coveted recipes is underappreciated these days. Decades ago, families used to cook meals together. Centuries ago, the preparation of the main family meal was a daylong custom with many participants to remember the steps and ingredients, it was part of their legacy. Keep the flavors of your family alive […]

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How to Organize Old Family Photos

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As a Video Biographer, my clients often tell me they’re overwhelmed by all their old family 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 80 year old mother […]

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10 Family History Activities

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Discover what makes your family unique. See 10 Family History Activities that Grandparents to Grandchildren can do together to learn more about how their ancestors impacted on who the family is today. These family history activities will give everyone an opportunity to better understand and appreciate their foundations and family legacy while providing a more […]

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Legacy Videos

Legacy Videos by Family Line Video

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 […]

Posted in: Autobiography, Family History, Family Photos, Family Reunion, Family Stories, Family Tree, Gifts, Grandparents, Legacy, Life Stories, Memories, Miscellaneous

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A Day With Your Grandchild: Activities

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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.

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A Very Special 75th Birthday Gift Celebrate Their Life Story!

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Are you looking for a truly special 75th Birthday Gift? For a parent or grandparent? A spouse, sibling 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 […]

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What Are Family Documentary Videos?

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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.

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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 […]

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