Preserving Family History with YesVideo

Family history has always been something that has intrigued me.  I love looking back through old family photos and hearing about my different ancestors from my parents.  Learning about my heritage helps me to see where I came from and to be honest, it’s a lot of fun!  But how fun would it be to see those ancestors on film – hearing their voice, seeing their face, and listening to the stories they tell about their life?  It doesn’t even have to be film – it can be pictures of your ancestors on DVD as well!

As a YesVideo Ambassador, I’ve had the opportunity to read posts from some of the other Ambassadors, and let me tell you – they are awesome!  One Ambassador found family reels and was able to transfer them to DVD via the YesVideo service.  Another found a friend’s old wedding footage on tape and transferred those to DVD.  I was able to transfer my boyfriend’s kids’ footage from tape to DVD.  It’s an exciting feeling knowing that you can watch them over and over again simply by popping the DVD into the player.  Not to mention the fact that you have the opportunity to share the uploaded content with family and friends via the YesVideo cloud service.

Now that you are feeling inspired and wanting to document your family history with the YesVideo service, you might be wondering what questions one could ask family members when filming them?  Here are a few ideas for you:

–       Tell us your name, when you were born, and where you were born.

–       Do you have siblings?

–       What kind of career do you have?

–       Do you have children?

–       What special talents do you have?

–       What is an event that has happened in your lifetime that had a dramatic effect on you?

–       What advice would you give to future generations who might be watching this?

Keep the memories alive with your family and transfer films, videos, and pictures to DVD using the YesVideo service.  It’s easy, fast and totally worth it!

Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. With 3 active boys and and an active life, she loves living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling and recipes while providing, professional opinions, product, performance, restaurant, and various business reviews.  You can also find her online on TwitterFacebookGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest.



  1. The resemblance in that first photo is striking! I’ve done the same thing with my kids…my oldest son looks particularly similar to my dad when he was young.