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Do you remember going up into the attic and discovering the wonder of generations’ past? Even better, if you got to sit by the fire, flipping through old, faded photos with your grandparents as they told you stories. Today’s generations are overwhelmed by technology that attempts to preserve our memories, but they’re scattered between dusty photo albums, boxes of Polaroids, scrapbooks, hand-written journals, typed journals, home videos, hard drives, pin drives, old computers, new computers, phones, cloud storage, and multiple social media accounts–and that doesn’t even cover the memories that exist only in our minds. In the chaos of day-to-day life, we don’t always get around to documenting our memories, and our descendants don’t always think to ask us to. But when we don’t, our memories can be lost.

Think about it. If something happened to you right now, who would have the task of trying to piece your life together for your kids or grandkids? How long would it take that person? Would they really ever find every story you’d want to pass down? How many stories would be lost in the process? Even with proper storage, how many photos would have no story behind them once you’re no longer around to provide context? Let’s face it. Between scattered memories across analog and digital technology and our own busy lives (in which we routinely can’t even remember what we ate for breakfast), passing down our stories, family history, and heritage can be really difficult, time-consuming, and overwhelming.

But it doesn’t have to be. Telling stories is easy and natural. We’ve been doing it for eons across every culture on earth as far back as human history goes. And here, at The Memory Collective, that’s exactly what we help you do.

The Memory Collective is a spoken memory preservation service that captures and organizes precious memories for yourself, loved ones, and future generations through the ancient art of oral storytelling. Our services bring sweeping ancestry together so that family members generations apart might know one another on a personal level. We help you figure out what stories to tell, partner those stories with the existing media you already use, and give you a dedicated space to make it as easy as a password for your memories, stories, and history to be passed on to the next generation. Your stories will be turned into a searchable database so you can find and access any memory you want whenever you want.

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Whether you want a dedicated place to store your memories where they won’t get lost, have an aging loved one with great stories but you aren’t sure where to start, or you want to document your own memories for your kids or grandkids, we’re here to help and find the best solution that fits your needs and budget.

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