Family Stories Recorded for the Next Generation
Could be your stories. Could be a gift for your parent or grandparent.
Either way, the goal is to record those dinner table stories. The ones about childhood. Growing up. The good times. The hard times. The stories that shaped your life, recorded in your (or your family member's) distinct voice.
Send us 5-10 Photos
They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. We're hoping for at least 2,000.
How it works - Send over a JPEG or other applicable files and we'll use the photos as inspiration to come up with custom story prompts. Also helpful to send over some type of family tree.
We'll Provide Story Prompts
We'll write up a few story prompts based off the photos you sent. We'll also include a standard list of story prompts that help bring up memories and encourage more stories.
If you have questions you'd like to ask your parent or grandparent, feel free to send those as well and we'll add to the mix.
Schedule a Phone Interview
Some people are able to see a list of story prompts, head to the laptop, and get right to writing. For others, writing brings back stressful memories of red pen marks, letter grades, and five-paragraph essays.
In the second case, the hardest part is just getting started. So why not tell the stories naturally over a phone call? We can record the audio, transcribe the text, help you get your project under way.
What Happens After That?
Many different paths you could take. You could continue recording stories as a family. Or schedule more interviews with our
Family Stories team.
Maybe the end goal is to turn everything into a book or convert the audio into your own family podcast. There's a lot you can do to create and preserve these memories and we'll help you along the way.
But it all starts with that first story. Then the adventure begins.