Welcome to my site. I'm Deborah Tomasetti Perham, a family and personal historian.
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.
The "Legacy Matters" tab contains many options for preserving precious family history. The "Virtually Anywhere University" tab contains info for all on-line and on-land classes.
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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