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Quick and easy ways to capture life stories

It doesn't have to be a major production or take a huge time commitment to help someone create a biography or a simple display about their life story and experiences. It doesn't have to be expensive either.

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Working on a 94-year-old's biography tonight.

Such a beautiful tale of joys and challenges, ups and downs, and faith and hope through the years. I feel like every story becomes part of me in a wonderful way and I keep learning so much.

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The end of horse and buggy stories? Probably.

I am lamenting the loss of stories about life before cars, tractors, and electricity. In Charlotte's biography and Marie's biography (both in their mid-90s), they share about life in wagons and sleighs...no school buses back then.

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Snow day activities - why not interview your grandparents

For all those teenagers who have been out of school for a few days, here is your chance to call your grandparents or email them and just say, "Tell me your life story." Then watch what happens! They may actually do it.

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We love as we listen

Last Thursday I went to the home of a very special woman. As a personal historian in Ohio, it was my great privilege to be able to videotape this 94-year-old in her country home at the request of her grandson. There was a sparkle in her eye as she shared her story

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The Gift of Life Stories - catch them while you can

Being surrounded by family the past few days reminds me of the fact that every life is amazingly unique. There is no one else like my Aunt Jane, my mother, or my father. No one like my sister or my brothers either. Their lives are a collection of the many people, places and adventures experienced.

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Daughter's experience with her father's LifeBio, sharing his Veteran's Story

I appreciated this note that I received from a woman who just ordered hardcover Legacy Books after typing in her father's memories at http://www.lifebio.com/.

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LifeBio Launches Road of Life Adventure Tour

In celebration of our tenth anniversary, LifeBio is launching the Road of Life Adventure Tour. During the national campaign, I will make it my mission to capture as many life stories as possible by interviewing subjects and teaching them how to write their autobiographies or the biographies of loved ones.

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Technology, brain fitness, relationships...oh my!

When technology bridges people together, it’s a beautiful thing. BUT….PEOPLE matter more than the technology. In fact, the most complex task for our brains is understanding another human being. That’s LifeBio.com’s favorite form of brain fitness!

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Eventually it will never get done

Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the biggest problem when you're thinking about writing your life story (or you want to interview mom, dad, grandma, grandpa). The second problem is not knowing what to write.

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How to write an autobiography

Writing an autobiography really doesn't have to be rocket science. Here are 5 great tips to help you get started.

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There's no time like the PRESENT and no better GIFT to the future. The gift of memories

What better gift can your loved one give you than the gift of his or her life stories? You can give them the gift and answer the questions, "How do I write an autobiography?" Frankly, many people have wanted to do it, but they aren't sure where to start.

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All I want for Christmas is...

Dear __________________, (Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Sue, Uncle Bill or another loved one)

All I want for Christmas is your life story recorded.

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Need help interviewing a parent or grandparent?

LifeBio now offers professional, personal interviews by phone. The interview questions are provided and you can decide just what should be asked. Customize the questions if you wish. Affordable and fun

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New video on writing your autobiography

New video on the importance of writing your autobiography. How to write an autobiography is made easy.

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Interviewing a loved one - new video from LifeBio

Capture the life stories of a loved one

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LifeBio Story of the Month - Mary Coombs

Grandmother and granddaughter connect long distance to discover each other with the help of LifeBio. Read more about Mary and her granddaughter, J.D.

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4 Tips for Creating a Memory Book for Alzheimer's

People with memory problems can benefit greatly from creating a memory book, and many local Alzheimer's Association chapters recommend this. A memory book can benefit both the person with dementia and his or her caregivers.

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5 Tips for Interviewing Mom & Dad

5 Tips for Interviewing Mom & Dad

1. Don't delay and don't talk yourself out of it. It's time to capture mom's story in print, on video, via audio, or writing via the web. Mom's life story or dad's life story is far more interesting than you can ever imagine. Really and truly, your own parents can tell you things that no one else can share.

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Read $1,000 Tell Your Life Story Contest Entries

You'll be FASCINATED when you read about the ordinary, extraordinary people who have already entered LifeBio's 2009 $1,000 Tell Your Life Story Contest.

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Writing an autobiography isn't rocket science anymore

If you're thinking about writing an autobiography or writing a biography for a loved one or using a memory book to capture your life story, look no further than Harold Benson's life story for inspiration.

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What You Might Learn from Your Parents and Grandparents

Back in 1993, I interviewed my grandma. I had the advantage of actually having a degree in English and journalism so I felt compelled to use what I learned to capture the life story of this very special lady. I grew up with her living across the street--so I really thought I already knew her well so the interview was just a good way to get it all recorded.

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5 Tips for Interviewing Grandma and Grandpa

1. Don't delay and don't talk yourself out of it. It's time to capture grandma and grandpa in print, on video, via audio, or writing via the web. Grandma's life story or grandpa's life story is far more interesting than you can ever imagine. Really and truly, your own grandparents can tell you things that no one else can share.

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Grandma and granddaughter connect long distance using LifeBio.com

J.D. Whitman discovered the life of an amazing person, her grandmother--Mary Katherine O’Grady Coombs, when she began a school project using LifeBio.com.

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