SEATTLE — When Wilson McLaurin learned earlier this year that he had terminal pancreatic cancer, he started settling his affairs. As an adventurer who’d accumulated few possessions in his lifetime, he had only one true concern: What would become of his 3-year-old daughter? Mariah, born when McLaurin was 64 and still struggling with alcoholism, had primarily… [Read more…]
MINNEAPOLIS — A new breed of wealth consultant to America’s richest families is doing more than pore over financial reports. They’re digging into genealogy records and pulling out the therapy couch to help families avoid frittering away their fortunes. With baby boomers set to power an unprecedented wealth transfer in the coming decades, financial firms that… [Read more…]
When you start accumulating a substantial sum of information for your family tree, it eventually follows that you’re going to want to share that information with your family. For the most part, I can be organized and inspired, but I think my problem was that I had no good ideas on where to start and what to talk, or write, about. I knew I needed some sort of formula to keep me on track. A few days ago I found just the book I was looking for to help guide me through my memories of the past.
One thing I will say is that I intend on making a dedicated folder for these memories so that I can keep them in some sort of order. I’m not sure if I will need to make sub-folders or not. It might be a good idea, but I need some input.
I’d like to thank Lorine McGinnis Schulze for creating her book Writing Your Memoirs for Descendants and making it available in Kindle format as well as book form. I do believe this will be a timeless book that can be used generation after generation.
What’s the use of recording your family photo’s history if your recording isn’t top notch? In my book, I want the best, and I’ve found that the good people at FlipPal ™ now have a premier portable USB device that clips right on your MAC or PC.
Samson Go Mic
The Samson Go Mic is perfect for recording voice for StoryScans talking images, retaining the full fidelity of the speaker and reducing background noise. It records impeccable CD quality audio. Superior to the microphone that is built into laptop, phone, or tablet that is prone to hum, hiss, and tinny sound. Connect to your PC or Mac using USB – no drivers required.