Archive by author Matt

Why The Holidays Are The Best Time To Continue Traditions Through Stories

November 8, 2020

Do you have a dusty box full of stories waiting to be shared? This Holiday Season is a great reason to share them with your family and friends. And here’s why!

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5 (More) People Who Made History, And You Don’t Even Know Them

September 15, 2020

Continuing our tradition of preservation, here are 5 more people who made history…and we are willing to bet you have never even heard of them.

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Collect The Stories Of Your Female Ancestors

March 17, 2020

I may not have been brought up in a traditional family setting. In fact, my dad was a house husband before being a house husband was…

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Two Sisters Drive Cross Country To Find Bone Marrow Donors For Thousands Of People

March 6, 2020

Imagine getting in a van one day to embark on a year-long journey across all 50 states on a mission to find a bone marrow donor who can save your life and thousands of others. That’s exactly what these two sisters set their sights on!

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Appreciative College Student Pays Off Mortgage For His Grandparents

February 20, 2020

They provided food, shelter, support, and so much more throughout your entire childhood. Now you are a grown adult with a good head on your shoulders, and a…

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I Hate You Dad, But I Love What You Taught Me

February 6, 2020

I wasn’t born with hatred. Instead I inherited it from the one man in my life who I am supposed to look up to. This is the short story of why I hate my dad, and why I love what he taught me.

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Dad Builds Full-Scale Replica Of Optimus Prime® To Inspire His Son

January 12, 2020

Fans across the globe have been inspired by the messages and special effects seen in each of the Transformers films. But one Pennsylvania dad took his love for one of the movie characters to a level no one else in the world has been able to accomplish!

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Keep One New Year’s Resolution Today – Write Now!

January 6, 2020

Would you like to keep just one New Year’s Resolution in 2016? Here’s one you can keep right now, and finish in less than a few minutes. Check out Devon’s recommendation!

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3 Holiday Disasters That Make the Best Stories

December 26, 2019

From burnt turkeys to minor injuries, our Hallmark holidays are often imperfect. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation this season, we hope you’ll find joy in these hilarious holiday disasters.

Tell us: Have you ever had a holiday go wrong?

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There Are No Rules for Sharing Your Stories

December 15, 2019

Is there anyone who has lived into middle age or beyond, who hasn’t at least had the passing thought that “there is something in my story worth preserving”? Most people find reasons to push…

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Through The Eyes of A Child

December 1, 2019

Have you ever looked at your child while playing, or watching a movie they’ve seen a million times or lost in the spark of creativity by letting their imagination run wild on an adventure only they can go on?

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Now And Then – A Brief Look At How Far We Have Come In 100 Years

November 19, 2019

America’s Footprints did some statistical research to better gauge just how far we’ve really come in the last 100 years. And some of these facts will amaze you!

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A Story From History – What Goes Around Comes Around

October 30, 2019

Despite the signs, there are those who still believe certain events in life are merely a coincidence. That the people we meet are by chance, not by fate. And that we control every aspect of who we meet and where we end up. Well, to those who still doubt the power of the universe and how it guides us through life, I invite you to read the following short story.

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5 Simple Tips For Creating Your Own Last Will And Testament

October 30, 2019

Creating a Final Will can be a daunting and expensive task that many decide to do on their own. So we have put together five simple tips to help you get started!

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Is The Risk Worth The Stress?

October 16, 2019

Growing up my mom would always tell me: “enjoy these years. They are the most stress-free years of your life.” But with the constant barrage of…

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Are you leaving a legacy…or a mess?

September 10, 2019

My love for family history manifests itself in genealogy. If you are like me, the biggest appeal to genealogy is the mystery, the detective work, and finding that next bit of…

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What To Do When The Story Is Stuck Inside Of You

August 17, 2019

“I would never do such an idiotic stunt.” Those are the words of my teenage daughter when she was in a group interview and asked a ‘thought provoking’ character…

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Tips On How To Start Your Family History Journey

August 13, 2019

When starting family history research, it is always best to start by writing down what you know about your relatives, such as birth and marriage dates. You can then move on to asking your…

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Fun Ways To Preserve Your Family History

July 25, 2019

Here are some fun ways you too can preserve your history and celebrate Family History Month with some family history activities!

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Storytelling: Perception, Lies, & Exaggeration

June 14, 2019

When I worked as a newspaper writer, I had to interview two 90 year old women who had been friends their whole lives. Both women lived on their own and their minds were still sharp. Their good health was…

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