…….thank you. It was a beautifully edited and collected piece of family history and it will mean so much to our family in the coming years.
Sean C., Kansas
Thank you so much for helping me to give my mother, her sister and my family of 5 generations such a special gift! Your patience, expertise and guidance has created a treasure that will be enjoyed for years. I loved working with you and think the video was spectacular! Thank you for helping me present this extraordinary video!!
Marcie S., Illinois
Our gorgeous family portrait… I write now to say how deeply impressed I was by the Family History Video you produced. Its editing, organization, technical quality, its consistent thoughtfulness made it truly first-rate, and it brought our parents’ and grandparents’ summertime experiences alive in ways I would have thought inconceivable. Incredible work!
Steve Z., California
Family History Video
The kids loved the video. We didn’t give it to them until Christmas. Every year we give them a “bonding” gift (something of significance that is the same for each of them) and according to them this was the best gift ever.
… Making the video was one of the best things we’ve done for ourselves and our children.
Luan Z., Illinois
When I called I was hoping it would be the last call I would have to make to find someone who could understand me and my vision and who could make my dream come true ….
I am overjoyed with how the family history video came out and can never say ‘Thank You’ enough or show how much gratitude I feel for you. I know my family will feel the same when they see the movie at our upcoming family reunion.
…. you will always be a part of Midway, Alabama and our family.
True Ann G., Alabama
Family History Video
Thank you so much. Your work is first-rate-even the nice packaging! I thank you for the joyful experience I had working with you. It was a delight. Even though I didn’t want to appear and speak on a video, it wasn’t as difficult as I had thought.
...Thank you for your patience and kindness. I appreciate your professionalism, patience, and friendship.
Best regards, always,
Georgia D., Texas
Thank you so much for you patience and attention to detail…In life, we are given opportunities to show someone how much they are loved…… some people do something, some do not. I feel like we are giving my Dad one lasting gift for the wonderful life he had and is still having.
Sue P., Illinois
Wow. Watched it all!!!! Thank you, thank you! It’s incredible!!!!
…I had wonderful memories of growing up and hearing the many stories I was told as a child. I wanted my children to have knowledge of this rich background that we shared.
You guided me from the beginning, helping to sort my life into meaningful stages and to accompany these stages with the myriad of photos I had accumulated. You somehow kept me on track and from going off in every which direction. Aside from your creative work, your organizational skills were superb. You were a delight to work with and enabled me to connect my family history for many generations to share.
I can’t thank you enough.
Ruth S., Illinois
While watching our Family History Video… I said what fabulous editing, what a fabulous document. It was really wonderful. Your artistry is clear.
Darlene M., Illinois
Family History Video
I just want to thank you for all you did to create this amazing gift for my parents … It was a pleasure working with you.
…Everyone enjoyed the movie; especially my parents. I think everyone appreciated having their own copy too. Thank you so much!
Eileen F., Illinois
50th Anniversary Video
I want to express how grateful I am to you for the video history that you recently made for me.
Recounting the details of my ancestors and the important events of my life was a very enjoyable and nostalgic experience for me. You are a true professional, and the final product is exceptional.
After I watched the movie, I decided to show it to my wife, several children and grandchildren. For the 45 minute duration, they intently watched it with deep concentration and without comment. Thereafter their comments were full of praise and appreciation that I had this done. They seem to have greater respect for me than they did before viewing the profile. Your video will remain part of our family lore that probably would have been totally forgotten if we had not proceeded with this.
Raymond S., Illinois
I wanted to do something special for my children that would be lasting and meaningful. Working with you made everything so easy. You were flexible, creative, and most of all knowledgeable. You made it a pleasurable experience for me and enabled me to present my children and grandchildren with a wonderful gift that they will never forget: a visual record of their heritage.
Barbara R., Illinois
We watched the wonderful video and we were in awe of how you put it all together so beautifully. Thank you so much for all the work you put into it to make it so special for our families.
Judy H., Illinois
My mother always wanted to write down her life story, but never quite got around to it. The Video Biography gave her the chance to share her story with her children and grandchildren in a very personal way that was fun and easy. The whole family got together for Mother’s Day to watch the premier!
Cheryl M., Illinois
I want to tell you how wonderfully the video collage added to the day of the party… It was awesome as table by table folks noted the video and, before long, every one was watching and commenting. Some of the folks pictured are no longer with us, and that sort of added to the day in a special way. Thank you again for your efforts!
Fred, D., New Jersey
We watched the video this weekend and really enjoyed hearing the stories my parents had to share. So glad we could share this with our children as well!
Jamie T., Illinois
‘The video slideshow project Susan put together for me was terrific. After skillfully overcoming several technical challenges presented to her by the project, she produced a beautiful and moving video. Only someone with both technical skill and artistic sensibility could have made our family history video so memorable. I would highly recommend her to anyone.’
Tom B., Illinois
I have shared your wonderful Family History Video with my family and everyone so enjoyed it and was just so thrilled to have such detailed information about our family. You did a marvelous job…!
Rosalie P., Illinois
Family History Video
‘Susan was such a pleasure to work with, and exceeded all my expectations: Having worked with a lot of artists and photographers in my time I’m used to having to fight my corner when the artistic ego rears its head. Not so with Susan. She was completely sensitive to my wishes, endlessly patient, and so ego-free that she made the whole experience FUN from start to finish. I love the result!! Susan does a first-rate job, is the consummate professional, and I quite simply could not recommend her more highly’.
Kerry M., Illinois
When we came to Susan, we already had interview footage that we had recorded ourselves, a great deal of still photos we wanted to incorporate, an idea for what should end up in the final product; however, we needed help with the actual editing and production of our movie. Susan was incredibly flexible and receptive to our creative input: she adapted to our unique request, she diligently brought together the interviews and photos, and her editorial recommendations consistently improved the project. Working with Susan was a treat, and we will definitely be returning for more!
Jonathan C., Michigan Family History Video
For more on Family Tree Video and Legacy Video testimonials, visit:
‘Life as We Knew It’ in the Spring 2019 issue of the H2U Magazine.
And ‘The Gift of Making a Video Biography’ at Next Avenue, the PBS online magazine.
Family Tree Video LLC
Legacy Video Production