Review: Saving Memories Forever

Family history is so much more than just names and dates.  Don’t get me wrong. I like researching the names and associated dates of my ancestors.

But I want more.  I want the rest of the story.  I am fortunate to have a rich oral family history and have the older generations to share those stories.

Saving Memories Forever helps me do just that.

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Saving Memories Forever is a subscription website that allows the user to record family stories and store  those stories on the website.  Both a free and a premium subscription are available.  See the details of each here.

The website with the associated app for my smart phone (available for the iphone or android phone) allows me to record my family’s stories.  The process is simple.  I created an account on the Saving Memories Forever website and then downloaded the app to my phone. I then followed the prompts on my phone to begin recording stories.  Once done, I then uploaded the recorded stories to the website.  I also have the option to share the stories with other if I wish.

While recovering from my recent ankle surgery, I tried out Saving Memories Forever.  I interviewed myself and found the whole process quite fun.  I was a little intimidated at first with interviewing myself, but I quickly got over that and just had fun. The provided story prompts had me thinking about things and events I had not thought about in quite some time.

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I see a number of applications for  Saving Memories Forever.

  • I love having the app on my phone as I visit relatives in the coming months. I’ll be ready for an interview even during impromptu visits.
  • The app will be great at family reunions. Have a quiet place set aside and have brief interviews with the relatives.
  • This app is perfect for children and teens to use while interviewing relatives. Facilitating family relationships and communication skills will be  win-win for everyone.

Click over to the Saving Memories Forever website and check it out.  I think you will be glad you did.

Disclosure: I did receive a complimentary premium subscription to Saving Memories Forever.  However, the opinions above are solely my own.

 

 

 

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