Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy by Family Line Video ChicagoIt’s only natural as we age to think about what we will pass on to our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For some it will be a financial portfolio, Grandma’s set of china or a collection of tools. Many, though, recognize the value of handing down something more meaningful, leaving a legacy that is more intangible, such as life stories, family history and life lessons.

~ Your Legacy ~

In the past, these memories and pearls of wisdom have been shared through personal journals, photo albums and audio recordings. With advances in technology, however, people are now turning to Video Memoirs or Legacy Videos as a way to pass on their stories while ensuring a lasting and living legacy.

These modern-day memoirs weave filmed interviews with family photographs, letters, maps and other memorabilia. Skillfully edited together, they tell an individual’s or family’s stories – in their own words – and capture the big events as well as nuances of personality, character and voice of the people interviewed. These remembrances can be about a single individual or an entire branch of a family tree< but the result is a visually rich and very personal portrait.

~ Losing Family History ~

Sadly, when stories aren’t passed from one generation to the next, they simply disappear; as if whole lives never existed. Leaving a Legacy by Family Tree Video ChicagoAnd while names and dates can usually be retrieved from public records, the personalities, quirks, everyday achievements, sorrows, hilarity, and life lessons that make up the intimacy of family experience, only survive in the stories that are passed intact from one generation to the next.

~ Leaving a Legacy ~

Compared to photo albums, scrapbooks or other keepsakes, Legacy Videos will forever breathe life into the people and events relevant to a family’s history. The ensure that the stories will be just as vivid and “alive” years from now, as they are today. Leaving a legacy in such a way was not previously possible.

It is exciting that in today’s multi-media age, we have a whole new way to leave our legacy for the next generation. How will you leave yours?

~ Legacy Videos ~

Give your family the gift of your life story, family history and life lessons.

Leaving a Legacy by Family Tree VideoHere at Family Tree Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful “Moving Portrait” capturing you as you recount your life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.

To learn more about Legacy Videos, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.

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Family Tree Video, LLC
Legacy Video Production
(312) 402-6406

Susan Saunders
Video Biographer

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Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

~ Legacy Videos ~

Capturing Life Stories & Family History
for Future generations

~ The Gift of a Lifetime ~


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