Friday, February 7, 2014

RootsTech 2014 - New Genealogy Product: Saving Memories Forever

Saving Memories Forever is my choice for Friday's New Genealogy Product - it's a no-brainer, really, since they won the FamilySearch Developer's Challenge award this year at RootsTech 2014.

Jane and Harvey Baker have created a mobile app and a website that helps families record, share, and save their family stories.  The key to this app is the ability to do voice recordings on a mobile phone or tablet device.

The website says:

"Saving Memories Forever is a system that consists of an app and a website. The app provides great mobility for interviewing and easy uploading to a secure and private storage on the website. The app also gives you the opportunity to announce your newly recorded story thru Facebook. Listen to your recorded and uploaded stories on the website.  Also use the website to share and “manage” your stories.

"The features of the system are determined by the level of membership.  Saving Memories Forever is available as a Free Membership or as a Premium Subscription."

The website has an excellent description of how to use the site and the app at the Start Here page (  

Here are Harvey and Jane in front of their exhibit this afternoon.

This looks like an excellent opportunity for people interested in recording family stories and saving them for their family and friends to hear.  I will download the app and try it out soon.

Congratulations to Harvey and Jane Baker for bringing this app to fruition and I wish them success with it.

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