, 2022-12-22 09:12:23,
Family history is something unique to all of us. Though some of us may share similar stories, there is always one thing that makes our history different from someone else. Similar to a snowflake – no two are exactly the same.
We may get family traditions or tidbits of fascinating history passed down to us from parents or grandparents, or maybe even aunts or uncles. Over time, you pass those stories down, and along they go, but you never quite tell that story the same way Grandma did. Or maybe you can’t remember all the little details. Sometimes you write it down, but those writings become lost or damaged and you are right back to wanting to share these stories, but not quite sure what’s accurate and what might be missing. Like a game of telephone.
Well now, thankfully, there’s an app for that. Artifact is a history recording app and instead of using DNA like Ancestry, they use audio similar to podcasts to paint a picture of family history. The startup created by Ross Chanin and George Quraishi was initially conceived due to Chanin’s loss of his grandfather and the stories that passed with him that Chanin never got to hear.
Artifact currently has 10k users across 15 different countries. The way it works is someone signs up and requests an interview either for themselves or someone else. There is a fee of $149 which feels steep at first, but Artifact takes care of everything. A journalist is the one conducting the interview, the editing, and any sound…
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