Our Grandparents Stories

About Susan life story video biography documentary producer at Family Line Video ChicagoAfter 12 years as a Legacy Video producer, interviewing parents and grandparents about their life stories for their families, I am about to launch an exciting new website: ‘Our Grandparents Stories‘, and would welcome your feedback and participation!

The website will be a free, not-for-profit, video library where children can learn about history through short, 2-5 minute, videos that capture grandparents and seniors sharing memories of their first hand experiences.

Our Grandparents Stories by Family Line VideoTopics will range from historical events (ie. The Great Depression, WWII) to daily life (what was a milkman, how did you spend your free time, etc.) in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. Stories will come from grandparents and seniors across the U.S. and perhaps internationally at a later time.

The aim of ‘Our Grandparents Stories’ is to give children an opportunity to discover and understand history through the personal experience from a variety of perspectives.

Grandparents and seniors are one of our greatest but, sadly, most overlooked resources. Capturing their stories and memories in a Video Library for others to learn from will ensure this priceless resource is recognized.

Our Grandparents Stories by family line video chicagoIf you would like to learn more, offer suggestions or post a video for others to learn from, please contact me or post in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you!

If you know someone who might find the ‘Our Grandparents Stories‘ website of value, please share!

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, senior, teacher or student, I welcome your help in capturing, preserving and bringing history to life for younger generations to know.

Susan Saunders
(312) 402-6406

Website Status: Work in progress with love. Expected date of completion is mid to late January, 2020. Check out our progress at OurGrandparentsStories.org!

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