Family Recipes

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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 by recording your favorite recipes.

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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 complete record of the family history for future generations.

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A Special 75th Birthday Gift: Their Life Story in a Legacy Video

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Are you looking for a truly special 75th Birthday Gift? For a parent or grandparent? Your spouse? A dear friend? For a 75th Birthday Gift that is certain to touch their heart, give the gift of a lifetime – capture their life story, family history and memories, in their own words, for your family to …

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What is a Family Documentary Video?

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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

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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 different variations all used to describe the tendency of the third generation of a family to squander the wealth obtained by the first generation.

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Home Movie: 1938 Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

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Are you a Chicago Cubs Fan? Check out this 1938 home movie of the Chicago Cubs playing at Wrigley Field! The fans certainly knew how to dress for the occasion, looking sharp in their suits and ties. Note the Ricketts name on the building on the background (a relative of the current owner?) and the …

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