Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Contest for Premium Subscription to Saving Memories Forever
It's an Internet-based service that allows people to record, share, and save family stories. It uses an iPhone app, and the recording and uploading processes are easy to use. The company's site is http://www.SavingMemoriesForever.com/; you can find the app on iTunes listed as Saving Memories Forever. There's a demo on the Saving Memories Forever home page that you can try out.
Recordings are focused stories with short (5-10 minute) respones. They are organized on the site by question and date and are designed to be easy to retrieve and share. They are maintained in a secure location and remain private. The premium service allows you to have unlimited stories and storytellers, a search-by-tag feature, and the ability to upload photographs and documents such as recipes.
So what's the contest?
I have a one-year premium subscription to give away to one of my readers. I want to know what the farthest is that you've gone to get original data for your research. This could be something like obtaining records from a repository, taking a photo of a tombstone, or visiting a town named for a family member. To enter, reply to this post with a short description of your journey, including both endpoints of the trip. If you wish to keep any specific information private, please let me know in the reply so the post can be edited before it is made public. The deadline is November 14, 2012. Distance will be judged by Google Maps. I will make the final decision.
I'm looking forward to some good stories!