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Family History Machine — Where Stories Are Made

Finding facts about your ancestors is great, but don't stop with their names and dates. Tell stories about them.

Humans are wired to respond to narrative. The stories we tell about our ancestors bring them to life in the context of their place and time.

At Family History Machine, we provide digital storytelling tools to help you research, compile and narrate your family stories. 

Join us in a journey of discovery and creation.

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Telling Family Stories

Wikipedia is key for validating historical accounts
  • Jun 02, 2021

Recently I have been learning about the experiences of a family member during the Holocaust by carefully reviewing a video recording of her memories made fifty years after the events described.