Below are sample topics for both personal and public history projects. Our planning phase helps you define what is most important to you to capture and share.

Sample topics for personal histories   Old photo childhood story topics

  • Ancestor & Family History Stories
  • Childhood Memories & Relationships
  • Youth & Identity
  • Education & Interests
  • Work & Career
  • Love, Marriage & Family
  • Historic Events
  • Grandchildren & Extended Family
  • Life Lessons & Reflections
  • Messages to Future Generations

Sample topics for public histories of businesses and other organizations

Old photo business history topics

  • Founders & Origins
  • Early Successes
  • Growing Pains
  • Community Connections
  • Leadership & Staffing
  • Company & Organizational Culture
  • Institutional Memory & Legacy