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Got family plans this summer? Now you can make your memories and keep them, too — thanks to Historiologie.

Got family plans this summer? Now you can make your memories and keep them, too — thanks to Historiologie.

COMPILED BY CECILY LEW, utahvalley360.com

It’s that special time between dinner and dessert at your summer family reunion where everyone gathers around to tell family stories while the food settles. Pretty soon the whole room is laughing and nodding at the spontaneous audio highlight reel of past memories.

Now those emotional moments can be captured forever with Historiologie.

No, it’s not a new school subject. Springville’s Jenner Brown and his partners have years of experience in documentary filmmaking for BYU broadcasting and big names like PBS. Now they’re channeling it into preserving families in a long-lasting format.

“We want every person to be able to tell their stories in a more sophisticated way,” Jenner says. “We preserve family history and legacies for future generations in a way that is fun to watch.”

The customized process begins with an online consultation to select potential discussion topics. Then the chat continues with a seasoned interviewer who knows how to keep the conversation natural, despite being filmed under professional lighting and with top-notch equipment.

The final version is a cleanly edited personal documentary in high definition, complete with pictures and music.  Stored on Millenniata Archival DVDs, this treasured family history is made to last hundreds of years.

Whether recording your parents’ or grandparents’ timeless tales, or revisiting your own childhood in a group interview with siblings, Historiologie is the future of family history.

“Some people think they don’t have a story to tell or are apprehensive to go on camera,” Jenner says. “But once you get into that chair with our interviewers, these stories just come and that ‘s worth capturing.”

See www.historiologie.com for more info.

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