Everyone has a story. Is it time to capture yours?
Has most of your history become mythologized to the point where you don't know what's true and what isn't? If we've not been good history-keepers then it's a struggle to get started because it often seems too late, or worse, important items may be already lost. That’s when you need an expert. A historian can come in to research and document your history before it really is too late.
Organizations Seeking to Document Their Legacy
There are significant advantages to documenting and preserving your corporate history, and it can contribute to your bottom line. There are also legal reasons as to why maintaining good record-keeping practices can save you a headache and guard against significant financial penalties.
Corporate history can be a powerful selling feature, and part of your brand story. I can help you harness your company history to improve your marketing and strengthen your brand positioning. I can unearth your corporate history, weave compelling stories from the past into your marketing machine, and have you leveraging your corporate legacy in no time! I’ve worked extensively with the Oregon wine industry, and established the Oregon Wine History Archive at Linfield College. You can see and hear the stories I uncovered, here: https://oregonwinehistoryarchive.org/.
So, what’s your history? Are you a pioneer in your industry, have a unique story, or a long track record of success? Let’s work together to find out how your history can support your future.
Here are a few examples of how I can work with your organization. If you don’t see what you need on the list, please contact me to get support.
- Research your corporate history
- Identify and document missing elements of history
- Conduct oral history interviews to capture mythologized events
- Outline historical narratives that resonate with marketing goals
- Provided historical media materials for production use
- Create a historical account that matches history to corporate milestones
"Rachael has a way with people. We shared deeply personal stories and her attentive manner and gentle presence immediately put us at ease.”
Families Seeking to Uncover Their History
Families are complicated and genealogy can be a messy businesses as you work your way through family lore. It's not uncommon for families to become fragmented with many losing connection to branches of the tree due to war, immigration, or other hardships.
Whether you're purposefully seeking to chronicle your true family's story, or matters of intestate has caught you by surprise, I can help you piece together your family lineage by researching and identifying historical records that can definitively lay our your family tree.
So, what’s your story? Are you looking for a long lost branch of family? Records of you grandparents from Yugoslavia? Or working with a lawyer to settle matters of intestate? Work with a credentialed historian to identify the family records you need.
Here are a few examples of how I can work with your family. If you don’t see what you need on the list, please contact me to get support.
- Research your family records to identify family lineages
- Conduct oral history interviews to capture your story
- Research, identify, and collate historical records that help to legitimize your family tree
- Identify heirs for matters of inheritance or intestate
- Create a historical summary for matters of inheritance or intestate
"Rachael's intuition and her familiarity with where to find genealogical records led to her discovery of family we had lost touch with since their immigration from Yugoslavia.”
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