Leaving your life history/story is a tremendous legacy to your family. Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and those even further will treasure your life history. When photos are added to you life history the importance of your history will increase the value to your descendants.
Mini Life History Interviews
As an alternative to a full life history, Voices and Images will complete a limited interview focusing on one or a few life events, ie. Childhood, Teen Years, Marriage, etc. These interviews will enable these important events to be recorded and preserved.
Voices and Images hold a number of one-day workshops/seminars during the year. These workshops will teach and train people gather their personal information and write their history. The workshops will also focus on preserving their photos and slides that can be used in their histories.
Although having the desire to write your history is a wonderful goal, sometimes it is necessary to have a periodic helping hand. Voices and Images recognizes that providing a boost and help can play a significant role in getting your history told. The experts at Voices and Images will make periodic phone calls to help, answer questions and encourage you to get your story told and written.
After you have spent considerable time writing your history, it needs to be printed is a beautiful way. A hardbound book printed on acid-free paper will last for generations. Voices and Images will design, layout your manuscript inserting your photos, and print a beautiful book that you will be proud to give your family members. One Hundred years from now, your life and life experiences will still be a valuable resource for your descendants.
Family photos and slides, as well as old family VHS video and films—both 8mm and 16mm, are a valuable family treasure. The problem with these original photos, slides, and film is that they do deteriorate. The other problem with having the original is that you only have one set of images. They can’t be shared with other family members. Once the photos/slides are digitized, captions can be attached so 50 years from now everyone will know who the people and places are. Digital images can be put onto a flash drive, DVD or a printable hard drive so every family member can have a copy.
If you have old cassette tapes or digital audio, Voices and Images can transcribe your audio into a Microsoft Word document.
In addition to a written life history, Voices and Images can create a professionally done video of your parents or grandparents. A bluray DVD can be inserted into the book allowing future generations to see and hear as well as read about their life.