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Auke “Oscar” Tuinstra’s Story

November 11, 1893 - November 23, 1965

Nellie DeJong’s Story

July 10, 1893 - December 28, 1990

“You should write a book!”

How many times have you heard this? How many times have you said this to a loved one?

Everyone has a story to tell - stories of successes, failures, joys, sorrows, lessons learned, and historical events they have witnessed. Stories that can teach and inspire future generations. Yet…

Very few people record their own life experiences. They make excuses such as…

“Nobody would want to hear about my life.”

“I don’t have time.”

“I don’t remember all those details.”

“I wouldn’t know how to write about …”

(family secrets, etc.)

The task may seem overwhelming.

Maybe you have had good intentions of writing your story or the story of a loved one but you’re not sure where to start and you never quite get around to it.

I can help you.       

As a trained, experienced Personal Historian, I can show you how to record your family’s story and change, “I wish I had…” into “I’m so glad I did!” Faith Journey Memoirs offers a variety of products and services to fit your needs, skills and budget. (See PRODUCTS )

Chances are that your memory book will be one of the most priceless possessions you own - one that grows more special with each passing year.

But when should you start?  

Writing a personal history is like planting trees:

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”              

Chinese Proverb

You can get started today by calling/texting for a free consultation at 715-399-2977 or by emailing

Who were these people?

Because their stories are recorded, Oscar and Nellie Tuinstra will always be more than meaningless names on a family tree or strangers in a photo. Their simple, peaceful lives will continue to impact future generations.

Their legacy will live on.

“We cannot wait for the right time, because it will always seem too soon…until it’s too late.”

Ellen Goodman

What is a personal historian &

how can one help me with my

family history?