Oral History Services
Trillium Digital is excited to offer our newest service – affordable oral history and video storytelling for individuals, families, community groups, senior living communities and centers, and as well as business owners. We also offer digitization, scanning, and restoration of photos, scrapbooks, and documents.
Whether it is personal or family history, business, non-profit, or institution history, we’re here to help create your own cherished memories.
What will be your legacy?
Let us help you tell your story.
“Your life story is the greatest gift you can give your family.”
But first, I’ll tell you mine.
While digitizing family photo albums after my mom’s death, I realized that I no longer had anyone to ask about the family pictures and stories. “Who is that baby?” “Where was this vacation?” “How did grandma and grandpa meet?”
I had missed my chance. Don’t miss yours.
During the greiving period after her death I discovered that at heart I’m a “personal historian,” especially now that I’m the official “keeper of all the things” for the family. In early 2021, realizing that both Dad and Mom had tried to begin digitizing their photo collections in their retirement years, but never really got more than a few dozen photos done, I took on the monumental task of scanning ALL the old family photo albums I’d inherited from Dad, Mom, my grandparents, and other relatives. Now I’m able to share those long-lost photos with the rest of my family.
20,000+ scanned photos, slides, negatives, scrapbooks and documents later, along with lots of learning curve on best practices, I decided to help people not make the same mistakes I had, and to help them tell their stories while they still can, preserving those treasured memories.
A new chapter begins
So many friends and colleagues have felt that similar sense of regret and loss of not having captured the knowledge and experiences of loved ones when they had the chance.
And so begins the next chapter of Trillium – creating affordable personal history videos for families, senior communities & organizations, service & veteran’s groups, historical societies, hospice and Alzheimer’s Associations – as well as digital photo scanning and restoration services.
Inspired by StoryCorps and a passion for helping people, I believe that everyone has a story to tell, a piece of history lived. It can be one of the most important things you ever do.
It’s time for me to bring together my television & video production background, my passion for family history, and love of the senior community to enable them to save their life stories for posterity. I’ve learned how eager people are to talk about their lives, how to help them open up, get them laughing, and ready to share their stories of a lifetime for posterity.
Whether you are a senior wanting to save your story for future generations, or a family member who wants to capture your loved one’s “I remember when’s”, we’re here to help.
Ready to get started? Contact us today for a free consultation!
Memories fade. Memoirs are forever.
Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.
- Mitch Albom
Life Storytelling Services
Any Combination of
- Video Interviews with 1 or more Family Members
- Audio Oral Histories & Interviews
- Memoirs/Personal History/Family Stories
- Remote Interviews via Zoom
- Business History Interviews
- Memorial Slideshows
- Photo Scanning - Photos, negatives, slides
- Photo Restoration
- Photo Management and Organization
- Documents - scrapbooks, heirlooms, love letters, articles, certificates, honors, awards, professional resumes
- Memorial Tributes
- Print Services, Photobooks
The truth about stories is, that's all we are.
- Thomas King, Novelist & Essayist
What is a Personal Historian?
"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've 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 De Niro, quoted in Esquire
Let’s Get Started!
Drop us a line and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
We look forward to hearing from you!