Legacy Stories

Preserve Your Family’s Story for Generations To Come

Offering Your Family the Chance To Preserve a Legacy of Their Own.

Preserve Family History

Imagine how special it will be knowing your family’s history can be digitally stored for generations to come. Pass down fond family memories and tales of struggle easily. Our secure system keeps your content safe and gives you complete access and control. Just as your family may pass along an heirloom, the pictures and stories that define your family’s history should be placed safely.  

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Teach & Inspire

The challenges faced and lessons learned by your family have value. They can help inspire and teach the next generation. Unfortunately, some parts of your family history may be lost or forgotten over time. Physical photos, scrapbooks, and other old ways of preserving memories are susceptible to damage and misplacement. Here’s your chance to ensure even the smallest detail is remembered. Preserve them digitally with us. Give the next generation the gift of wisdom from generations before.

Legacy Story Prompts

The Generations Before You

Our grandparents and great-grandparents paved the road ahead of us. What can you remember about yours?

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  • What do you remember about your great-grandparents? Where did your great-grandparents come from?
  • Why did they leave their homeland?
  • Where did they live?
  • What did they do for a living?
  • How many brothers and sisters did they have?
  • How many children did they have?
  • What did their children do for a living?
  • What do you remember about your grandparents? Where did they live?
  • What did they do for a living?
  • How many sisters and brothers did they have?
  • How many children did they have?
  • Did their sisters and brothers have any children? What type of education did your grandparents have? Did anyone from these generations serve in the military? What stories did your parents tell you about them? Where did your parents live while they were growing up? What type of education did they have? What schools? How did they meet?
  • When and where did they get married?
  • Any customs or traditions that have been passed down?

Your Childhood

Do you remember the days when you didn’t have a care in the world? Our greatest concerns were finding time to play, sipping soda pop, talking to friends and making pointless phone calls.

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  • Where and when were you born?
  • What was your neighborhood like?
  • What was your house like while growing up?
  • Were there more homes? What were they like?
  • What do you remember about your parents early on? What are your favorite memories of them?
  • What important things did they teach you as a child? Did you have any brothers or sisters?
  • What kinds of things did you enjoy doing together? Who in your family were you closest to?
  • What things did you two love to do most?
  • What were you like as a child?
  • Did you have any pets? Their names?
  • Who were your best friends as a child?
  • What was your school like early on?
  • What were your best and worst subjects?
  • What was your favorite food and favorite thing to do? Did you have chores to do around the house?
  • When you misbehaved, what was your punishment? What did you want to be when you grew up?

Your Teenage Years

Adolescence is a critical time period in life, as we come into our own, taking on more grownup type responsibilities.  It is also a time when our hormones begin to dictate how we carry ourselves and how we react to the opposite sex.

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  • What were your teenage years like?
  • Who were your best friends as a teenager?
  • What was your school like as a teenager?
  • Did you participate in sports, scouts, clubs or church?
  • What were your family vacations like?
  • How did you celebrate holidays?
  • What is your most memorable holiday experience?
  • What was your most memorable birthday experience?
  • What was the best present you ever received?
  • What was the most memorable present you ever gave?
  • What do you remember most about high school?
  • What was the first paying job you ever had?
  • Did you have any jobs while in high school?
  • When did you get your drivers license?
  • When did you get your first car?  What was it?
  • Do you remember how it felt to drive your own car?
  • What did you like most about your childhood?

Your Adult Life

You passed through the crucible of childhood and youth with all the rapid swings of change that those years often bring.  As you matured, life brought new challenges, new heights to climb.

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  • Where did you live when you first left home?
  • Did you further your education?  What degrees?
  • What was your first job like as an adult?
  • What were the best and worst jobs you ever had?
  • What is your present job? Your job before retiring?
  • Have you belonged to any clubs or organizations?
  • What was your favorite activity/sport?
  • Do you still enjoy playing or watching these sports?
  • Did you play in high school or professionally?
  • When did you buy your first house?
  • How did it feel to finally own your own home?
  • What was the neighborhood like?
  • What was your favorite car?
  • Have you done any traveling?  Where and when?
  • What world-changing events do you remember in life?
  • Where were you and what did you think about them?
  • What was the most embarrassing thing you ever did?

Love Stories

Love is the central theme in hundreds of movies and millions of books.  Mysterious and sublime, it brings us our greatest moments, joy or pain.  What would life be without love?

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  • Who was the first love of your life?
  • How and where did you meet?
  • What did you mostly talk about?
  • What special present did you buy or receive from them?
  • Did you have a favorite place together?
  • Did you have a favorite song?
  • Do you have a special memory of that person?
  • Are you still together or if not, why did you part?

Marriage and Family

Large families, small families, close families, distant families.  Some homes are filled with light and laughter, some with darkness and sorrow.  There are as many differences in family life as there are differences in individuals.

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  • Did you marry?  If not, was there a specific reason?
  • If you married, how did you meet your spouse?
  • How old were you when you got married?  Your spouse?
  • What was it like when you were dating?
  • What was popular at the time? (Music, movies, clothes...)
  • Did you marry for love, or another reason?
  • What was your wedding like?
  • Where did you get married?  Was it a big wedding?
  • Who was Best Man?  Maid of Honor?
  • What made you choose them?
  • Did you have a honeymoon?  Where did you go?
  • Which wedding anniversary was the most memorable?
  • Do you have any children?
  • What feelings did you have when your children were born?
  • How do your children’s lives differ from yours?
  • What were your children’s kids like?
  • What were they like as teenagers?
  • When your kids misbehaved, how did you punish them?
  • When they excelled, how did you reward them?
  • What were holidays like in your family?
  • What traditions did you observe?
  • Where did you live when newly married?
  • What was your home and neighborhood like?
  • Why did you choose to live where you did?
  • What are the happiest days you can remember?
  • What were your proudest accomplishments?
  • What made you the most proud of each child and why?
  • Do you have any grandchildren or great-grandchildren?
  • How would you describe them?

Photo Memories

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”  Pictures take us back to moments in time that might otherwise be lost.  They evoke the setting, the sounds, the smells, the feelings, and events surrounding the captured moment.

Now those moments can be shared in a new way, with pictures and words that will help others see your snapshot in time in a new way.  Select a dozen photographs that are important to you and tell the stories they bring to mind.

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  • What is the date (year) of this photo?
  • Who is in the photo?
  • Who took the photo?
  • Where was the photo taken?
  • What brought you there?
  • What is happening in the photo?
  • Why is this photo important to you?

Wisdom Stories

A life well lived…full of surprises, twists and turns.  Your experiences can provide valuable lessons to those who come after you.  They can help them avoid your mistakes or build on your successes.  By sharing your experiences and perspective, a lifetime of wisdom can be passed along to a new generation.

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  • If I could go back and re-live any part of my life, it would be…
  • The proudest moment of my life was…
  • The main things that guided my decisions were…
  • At times of stress in my life ____ is what got me through it.
  • My greatest fear of growing up was…
  • How I dealt with it was…
  • Who was the one person you admired most and why?
  • I am most sorry about…
  • The one cause with which I was most concerned was…
  • The hardest thing I ever had to do was…
  • ____ was the greatest influence in my life.
  • One thing my Mom always said was…
  • One thing my Dad always said was…
  • The book or movie that impacted the way I lived my life was…
  • What is your most treasured possession and why?
  • As you look back, what are the three most fantastic changes you witnessed?
  • What are some of the principles that you have lived by?  What guides you?
  • How well have you been able to live by those principles?

Business, Career & Finance

This part of life is one that everyone has opinions on.  Whether you owned your own business, worked for someone else or just had to pay the bills, you have stories to tell.  The ones who will follow your trail need to know how you dealt with these issues, for better or worse.

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  • Have you been in your own business?  Tell me more.
  • What do (or did) you do for a living?
  • What do (or did) you like most about your profession?
  • What was your typical workday like?
  • Was your work stressful?  If so, how did you deal with it?
  • Do you have any special thoughts on dealing with bosses, subordinates, co-workers, or customers?
  • What accomplishments, awards and/or recognition have you received over the years?
  • How did they make you feel?
  • What did you do that led to those accomplishments?
  • How did you manage your money?
  • How you ever gotten in over your head?  How did you manage to get out?
  • What have been your experiences with professionals like attorneys, CPA’s brokers, read estate agents, lenders, etc.?
  • How do you define SUCCESS?
  • What gave you the most satisfaction in your career?
  • Does someone you mentored stand out in your mind?
  • What were the main ingredients of your success?
  • If you could, what would you have done differently in your business life, if you had it to do over?
  • A great deal of success in business is the quality of people you hire.  What special traits did you  like for when considering a new hire?
  • Were you ever fired?  If so, what happened?
  • Did you ever fire someone?  If so, for what reasons(s)?

A Spiritual Life

Spiritual life has a different definition for everyone.  For some it may mean participating in organizing religions.  For others it may mean communing with nature.  It’s a very personal part of life and can provide important insight about you to those who listen.

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  • What is a memorable experience from that time?
  • How has your faith helped guide you through life?
  • Was there a special time in your life when your faith sustained you in a time crisis?
  • What is your favorite scripture and why?
  • Share a story about a prayer that was answered.
  • Do you believe in miracles?
  • If so, did you ever witness one?
  • In what ways have you been blessed by your faith?
  • What would you like to share in regard to your faith?
  • How well have you been able to live by those principles?

Veteran’s History

Jogging The Memory

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  • Were you drafted or did you enlist?
  • Where were you living at the time?
  • If you joined, what was your motivation?
  • Why did you pick the branch you joined?
  • Do you recall your first days in the service?
  • What did it feel like? How did it feel to leave home?
  • Talk about your boot camp/training experience(s).
  • What do you remember about your instructors?
  • How did you get through it?


  • Which war(s) did you serve in?
  • Where exactly did you go?
  • Do you remember your arrival and what is was like?
  • What was your assignment?
  • Did you see combat?
  • Were there any casualties in your unit?
  • Talk about a couple of your most memorable experiences.
  • Were you a prisoner of war?  What was that like?
  • Were you awarded any medals or citations?


  • How dis you stay in touch with your family?
  • What was the food like?
  • Did you have enough supplies?
  • Did you feel pressure or stress?
  • Was there something special you did for “good luck”?
  • How did people entertain themselves?
  • Were there any entertainers?
  • What did you do when on leave?
  • Where did you travel while in the service?
  • Do you recall any particularly humorous or unusual event?
  • Did you an others pull pranks, and if so, describe some.
  • Do you have photographs?
  • Who are the people in the photographs?
  • What did you think of officers or fellow soldiers?
  • Did you keep a personal diary?
  • Did you bring home any souvenirs?

After the Service

Jogging The Memory

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  • Do you recall the day your service ended?
  • How did it feel?
  • Here were you?
  • What did you do in the days and weeks that followed?
  • Did you work or go back to school?
  • Was your education supported by the G.I. Bill?
  • Did you make any close friendships while in the service?
  • Did you continue any of those relationships?  For how long?
  • Did you join a veteran’s organization?


  • What did you go on to do as a career after your service?
  • Did your experiences influence your thinking about war?
  • If you’re in a veteran’s organization, what kind of activities does your post or association have?
  • Do you attend reunions?
  • How did your service and experiences affect your life?
  • Is there anything you would like to add that we did not cover in this interview?

Begin Your Story

Imagine how special it will be knowing your family’s history can be digitally stored for generations to come. Pass down fond family memories and tales of struggle easily. Our secure system keeps your content safe and gives you complete access and control. Just as your family may pass along an heirloom, the pictures and stories that define your family’s history should be placed safely.  

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