Steve Trainor is a videographer and experienced, consumate interviewer. Recording an interview is something you might try yourself, but Steve has
interviewed for news & public affairs since 1969. He knows the right question to ask...when...and how. He doesn't do family tree research but helps you tell the story of
your life, including all the "stories" you've told most of your life -- and even a few you haven't. This legacy video, with your own pictures and underlying music, is then
something your children, grandchildren, and beyond will have forever. They'll be able to see and hear your laugh, your thoughts, your philosophies about love, work, money --
much more than mere pictures and letters left behind. Steve makes it easy for you. Free
“One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't get my
father's life story before he died."
-- Michelle Pfeiffer, movie star, Parade Magazine, May 5, 2012
Helen Bonham Carter says her grandfather rarely talked about his work as a diplomat and defying the Nazis by issuing exit visas, “helping hundreds, if not
thousands of Jewish people escape the Holocaust.” She says “there’s a lesson in the PBS show, “My Grandfather’s War.”: every
young person should go and interview their grandparents.”
Help your family for generations to come, remember you:
"The thing about death is that you can't remember what a person sounded like. You forget all the little things that you once knew. The sound they made
when they opened up the front door, they way they walked, the way they laughed. All you can do is learn the lessons of those who came before you, their stories, their mistakes and their
successes." -- Anderson Cooper, CNN, October, 2014
"I am in the business of history, and it is my job to try to discern some patterns and themes from
the past, to help us interpret our ditheringly confusing and sometimes dismaying present. Without a knowledge of that past, how can we possibly know where we are, and more important,
where we are going." -- Ken Burns,
"We cannot wait for the right time, because it will always seem too soon -- until its too
late. -- Ellen Goodman, Columnist
think people learn not through edict , but through stories.” -- Michelle Obama, Nov., 2022
"Memory is a kind of accomplishment."
-- William Carlos Williams
"In the end, it's the only thing one can call truly his own. Memory is each man's own last measure, and for some, the only
achievement." -- William Least Heat Moon ("Blue
The business model for the "Assoc. of Personal Historians" stopped in 5/17. Contact Steve direct for a no-obligation, no-hard-sell, free
* We help you share and save the stories of your life. Everyone has a story and it should be treated with respect and
* Pass on your history!
* It's a gift and an investment that lasts forever.
* It can be emotional to remember the past, but it can also be uplifting and inspiring to realize what your life has been and what you have accomplished just
"A Personal Biographer gives you a gentle push, some guidance, discipline or structure. We help you get started AND
-- Deanne Groves, Lifestories LLC, West Monroe, LA.