“The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.”
Barbara Tuchman

Process and Offerings

As a personal historian, my goal is to capture your life stories, in whole or in part, and to present them in a variety of ways for you, your family and your community to cherish for generations to come.

The various options I offer include:

• Full-life hard cover books – the story of a lifetime.
• A theme book, which captures slices of people’s lives around a certain theme, such as a passion for gardening or sailing, a special trip, or, around a segment of one’s life, such as coming of age, a career, or a pregnancy and birth of a child.
• Eulogies and tributes. This option captures the essence of loved ones who have passed – what they were like and what they offered the world, to be shared online, in writing or spoken in the presence of loved ones.
• A tribute book is a a way of honouring someone who reaches a milestone in his or her life, such as an anniversary, retirement, a birthday or a highpoint in one’s career. This book could be a compilation of several voices, those who are and were important to this special person. This tribute book of stories and images could be presented to this person at a celebration or distributed electronically. This could also be a tribute to a family, in the form of a cookbook, with recipes, related stories and pictures, compiled of contributions from family or members of a community group.

The cost of these services would range from approximately $500 for a eulogy to about $6500 for a quality coffee table book documenting one’s whole life.

Contact me for a complimentary consultation to discuss the options that would work for you.

“ ‘What a waste’, he said. ‘All those people saying all those wonderful things and Irv never got to hear any of it.”
Mitch Albom