“Storytelling might have been almost as pivotal in the development of civilization as the discovery of fire itself.  Sharing our stories is how we start to care more about one another.”     Polly Wiessner, Prof Anthropology, University of Utah

Recording the family history, one short story at a time.

Preserve the memories of your parents and grandparents.  Teach your children they are part of something larger than themselves. Leave a legacy for future generations. Whether you create just one story for a special event or create a family narrative spanning generations – Our Stories Are Us will lead you through the process, one short story at a time.


REMIND AN OLDER PERSON THAT THEY MATTER!

as memories fade, so does their sense of value

P A R E N T S 

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My daughter and I had so much fun recording ourselves reviewing our favorite photos from last year.  We plan on making it an annual tradition and she will have the memories to share with her children.

Michelle, Chicago

G R A N D P A R E N T S 

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It was such an emotional experience for Grandma as we captured and recorded the stories of her and grandpa. If only we had done this while Grandpa was still with us. He would have loved it.

Marie, Oak Park, IL

G R O U P S 

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Our reminiscing activities based on Our Stories Are Us has ratcheted up the energy level of our retirement community.  They love creating and sharing stories of their life with their families and with each other.

Loree, Activity Director, Chicago


EVERYONE HAS STORIES. FEW PEOPLE TAKE TIME TO CAPTURE THEM.

ELDERLY PARENT STORIES

cathy-dad-300x209 The value of taking the time to review photos of you and a parent while recording your recollections is priceless.  Sharing not just the memories but spending the time with them reminiscing cannot be understated. It is something you will never regret. Your kids will value these stories as will future generations.

COURTSHIPS

courtship-300x233 Courtships are the foundation of family units and always make an interesting story. How did the couple meet? How long was the courtship? What were the best and worst times?

PREGNANCY STORIES

pregnant 85493 Pregnancies are the birth of a new story? Each one is unique. Record your experience to share with your child when they get older. How did you feel? What were your hopes, aspirations, fears for your child?

GENERATIONAL STORIES

ken anna 48900 Inter-generational stories help children understand they are part of something larger than themselves. With OurStoriesAreUs, kids and grandparents can create stories together and have those memories to cherish forever.


6 REASONS WHY OURSTORIESAREUS.COM DELIVERS

1) We guide you through the process

Our story wizards guide you through the process of creating a story depending on which story format you choose.

2) Interview Questionnaire Generator

The right interview questions lead to the story behind the story.  Our questionnaire templates will help get you started.

3) Recording Voice Narrative

Flip through your photo sequences and just start talking or use our narrative development feature to help craft the message.

4) Photo Organizer - A Family Solution

Upload photos and worry about the story behind them later. Keep all your photos in one place, in the cloud.

5) Family Trees and Lineage Trees

The family and lineage tree views offer a quick and convenient way to access photos and stories related to each family member.

6) Multiple Story Formats

Choose the story format that works best for your specific situation; audio only, voice narrative with photos, and photos set to music.

7) Constant access to your stories

When your membership expires, you maintain access to your stories and photos indefinitely.  Download stories to your local computer or save them to your personal cloud account.