Tracing Jewish ancestors has unique challenges and many rewards. In this short blog, I will try to give you an idea of what is involved.
Here’s something that someone said to us the other day:
‘Why would I want a Family History Film when I can record everything on my smartphone at no cost? And my nephew Kevin can put it all together on a slideshow for me’.
You can, of course, record much of your day to day life on a smartphone. But can you do all of the following?
I’ve made hundreds of videos for clients all over the world, having run a successful video company since 2010, written books about online video and pioneered numerous online video formats.
People ask us to make a Family History Film for a number of reasons: as a unique gift, a legacy for younger generations or ‘just because’.
In going through the journey with them – from the research and story-building to the filming and then putting it all together into a beautiful final package – we’ve found that clients can have a number of reactions...
An early client – a successful but busy executive - had often thought about family members he’d heard about during his childhood but had never met. Perhaps they emigrated or otherwise become disconnected. When his surviving parent became ill he felt it was time to act, but he did not have the available time.