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Websites For Personal Historians


Articles written for multi-media personal historians

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Websites 101: Do You Know What You’re Paying For?

Feb 22, 2017

Websites 101: Do You Know What You’re Paying For? Domain names, web hosting, how to build a website… Confused? You’re not alone!   There’s a lot of confusion among personal historians and the general public about the basics of setting up a website.  The confusion is understandable: when one tries to set up a website…

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How to Get the Perfect Name for Your Website

Aug 16, 2016

The Year Long Quest for my Domain Name Have you ever come up with a great name for your website only to find out that it’s already taken? I am excited to announce that after a year of determination and cyber sleuthing I am finally the proud owner of the domain name! Let me explain.…

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How to Start an Online Memoir

Jun 21, 2016

My first online memoir was my mother’s which I had to extract from old pictures and my memory.  Due to illness, she was not able to contribute much. Her online memoir is primarily pictorial, with few stories and no audio or video to enhance it.   You may take a look at her site here: It…

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My Mother’s Online Memoir

Jun 7, 2016

I started Life Stories Online so I could help families stay connected by sharing their stories and family history online. Like many personal historians, I started with the life story of a relative. But this is not your typical memoir! Sadly, by the time I started it, her dementia had progressed to the point that…

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