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A story about me:

When I was a child, the times I enjoyed most were when both my grandmothers would tell stories of their childhood, growing up in the early 1900s. I loved hearing their stories.  They both lived nearly 100 years!, so you can imagine the number of stories I heard through the decades. I learned about long-gone relatives and the part they played in creating the life my family enjoys today. After all, we are a compilation of the thousands of ancestors who came before us.  My grandmothers, unintentionally, inspired me to become a personal/family historian.  


I look forward to working with you, guiding you through the process of preserving your personal/family history, or family business' evolution through the decades, whether it be through the Life, in a Day® audio slide show, video histories, guided autobiography classes, beautifully-bound legacy books illustrated with vintage photographs and recipes, family tree discovery and more.  Don't forget your pet friends, too, with Pet Friends Tributes.


Looking forward to working with you, as partners in time. -- Deb 

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"When a parent dies, it's the end. I always wanted to chronicle the family history with my mother. I wanted some researchers to talk to my mother, but [she] was a little antsy about it. I know she would  have gotten into it. But I wasn't forceful, and I didn't make it happen. That's one regret I have. I didn't get as much of the family history as I could  have for the kids." -Robert DeNiro quoted in Esquire Magazine


Welcome to my site.

I'm Deborah Tomasetti Perham, a family and personal historian. I'll help you preserve your treasured family stories, photographs, and recipes.

Call 631-605-1799 or email me:

I look forward to working with you...        as partners in time.

Connect generations & preserve memories. It's your legacy. Pass it on.

I'm available "virtually" anywhere.  We can meet in person throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and parts of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.  


To start preserving your family history, call 631-605-1799, or email me to schedule your appointment.


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Narrating the stories behind your most special photos not only informs and inspires, but also contributes to your own legacy in the process. It'll be fun and easy. Simply upload your photos, press "Record," then begin talking. That's it!


Link your photos, stories, and audios to over 3.3 billion ancestor records in the official family tree of human kind,

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