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Father’s day unique gifts

Say no to socks! Is this the best Father’s Day gift of 2021?

If the thought of presenting your dad with yet another pair of socks for Father’s Day this year leaves you feeling cold, then you’re in luck! Recordalife, a personalised memoir recording service, is offering families the chance to capture those milestone moments, touching family anecdotes and stories from dads all over the globe for an […]

G Murray book

Leaving a true legacy

It has been an absolute privilege creating the posthumous biography of this exceptional man, who served his country during two world wars and beyond. This is our large format hardback book design created as part of our Legacy Edition. Find out more about our Legacy Edition by clicking here.

VE Day 75

VE Day 75th Anniversary

We specialise in the written word and capturing memories. Sometimes however, words aren’t enough. And this, the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, the marking of the greatest sacrifice made to ensure our freedom, is one of those days We would just like to say “thank you”. Never forget. Please support our veterans: British Legion

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Announcing Our New Secure Online Video Interview System (SOVIS)

Recordalife has always carried our remote life story interviews, with an option of interviewing our clients at home. For remote interviews we have used specialist phone recording systems or Skype for Internet calling. These have worked well. We have, however, been wanting to have an online video chat system that does not require apps or […]

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Creating the Life Stories Association

We are pleased to announce that we are founding members of the new Life Stories Association (LSA). The LSA has been formed by great companies in the sector to support and promote the creation, capture and preservation of Life Stories, memories and reminiscences for present and future generations. The aim of LSA members are: To […]

Recordalife Christmas Gift

Last Orders for Christmas Delivery in UK on 20th December 2019

Please note that the last day for ordering with guaranteed Christmas delivery of Welcome & Gift Packs is 20th December.  Please go to our Ordering page to find out more about our product features and order options. Once ready for shipment, all deliveries are sent by “Guaranteed Next Day before 1pm”. Orders for delivery outside […]

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Mike Tapia interviewed by Leading Genealogist Lisa Lisson

Watch our founder Mike Tapia being interviewed by leading American #genealogist Lisa Lison from @Areyoumycousin to find out more about how to capture family stories through oral history #genealogy #memoirs Lisa’s great website “Are You My Cousin?” is at – there’s an amazing amount of very useful material there for researching your family history.

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A Father’s Day Gift Truly of a Lifetime

What do you by the dad who’s got everything this Father’s Day? Dads that love to share their stories will adore receiving an opportunity to relive life’s most important moments, from milestone events and adventurous escapades to everyday happenings that make life unique, with Recordalife. Whether loving sons and daughters have a father that’s always […]

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Read about us and the value of Oral History in The Observer

Read about the value of oral histories and how they can really capture people’s fascinating life stories and voice in The Observer. A very nice article, mentioning us too, by Nosheen Iqbal on the importance of oral histories and capturing people’s life stories and voice. it is such a privilege being able to record the […]

Family Tree Live 2019

Thank you for visiting us at Family Tree Live

Thanks to all who came to see us at Family Tree Live – it was a great event and we met some lovely, interesting people. We had lots of interest and it was clear people liked the simplicity of what we offer – Recordalife Life Stories that capture the memoirs of people in their families, […]

Family Tree Live 2019

See us at Family Tree Live from today

Come and see us on our stand 114 at Family Tree Live #familytreelive, which opens today at Alexandra Palace and is also open tomorrow. You’ll be able to see all we have to offer and how we can help capture your memoirs or those of someone in your family.

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See us at Family Tree Live 2019 on Stand 114

We’ll be exhibiting at Family Treet Live later this month on 26th and 27th April at Alexendra Palace. Come and say hello – we’d love to chat with you about creating your memoirs or those of a loved one, and to show you our Life Story books, CDs and materials. We look forward to meeting […]

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Anna Philbin – Customer Testimonial

“We received Mum’s package today. We are all thoroughly delighted with the book, so well presented. A big thank you to you and all the team – we are delighted to have used Recordalife services. Again, thank you all for helping us create our mother’s life story.” (Lisa Philbin) We love hearing from our clients. […]

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See a Sample Recordalife Life Story Book

We are delighted to be able to show you Chapter 1 from the Life Story Book of Alice Deering, used with kind permission. Please click on the image below to open it.   CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO OPEN BOOK   If you would like to start the process of creating your own memoirs or buy […]

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The Recordalife Guide to Creating Your Memoirs (Part 1)

Introduction to Writing Your Memoirs This is the first part of our serialisation of our book The Recordalife Guide to Creating Your Memoirs. Every post will be a chapter from this book, which we will make available at the end of the serialisation. One of our blog posts, The Five Elements of an Autobiography, has […]

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Make Your Love Unforgettable This Valentine’s Day

Loved-up consumers desperately searching for the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day have a wonderful option that’s all about personalisation, thanks to Recordalife. Giving couples the chance to share their romantic story and anecdotes, the ‘Recordalove’ Love Story is the ideal present for newlyweds over the 2019 wedding season too. Inspired by people using its original collection […]

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends is a great initiative from the Alzheimer’s Society that we’re a member of. We have recently done more training and adjusted our processes as we occasionally capture the Life Stories of people with dementia. We have pledged to do this in a positive and happy manner, sensitive to their needs and to their […]

Hear Cyril Roberts talk about joining the Royal Navy

Hear Cyril Roberts talk about joining the Royal Navy

Hear Cyril “Rob” Roberts talk in this video about joining the Royal Navy in this excerpt from his Recordalife Life Story, along with views of his book and audio CDs. It was delightful hearing his life story and about his childhood, family, career, achievements and life experiences. We produced his full colour hardback books, ebooks, […]

Recordalife Christmas Gift

Last Orders for Christmas Delivery in UK on 20th December

Please note that the last day for ordering with guaranteed Christmas delivery of Welcome & Gift Packs is 20th December.  Please go to our Ordering page to find out more about our product features and order options. Once ready for shipment, all deliveries are sent by “Guaranteed Next Day before 1pm”. Orders placed after 19th December […]

SAve Your Personal History

How To Save Your Personal History for Future Generations

Lisa Lisson (@Areyoumycousin), at her great genealogy site, recently published a blog post by Mike Tapia, founder of Recordalife, on “How To Save Your Personal History for Future Generations”. It’s so important for us to remember and record the memories and thoughts of the people we have with us now, as well as finding out […]

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Working with CW+, The Charity of the Westminster Group of Hospitals

Proudly presenting our work with Chelsea and Westminster Charity! Our founder Mike was recently interviewed by the wonderful Celia Halsey of CW+, the charity of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which is celebrating 300 years as well as 70 years of the NHS. Mike was born on the site of the Chelsea and […]

Recordalife Christmas Gift

Win a Recordalife Life Story with Mature Times

We are pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Mature Times (@MatureTimes), readers have a chance to win an amazing Christmas gife – a Recordalife Life Story worth £499. To enter, simply click here to go straight to the Recordalife Competition on the Mature Times website. Good luck to all entrants and we hope to […]

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Happy Birthday to Us!

It almost passed us by as we’re so busy with other people’s stories, but today is our birthday, so we thought we’d spend a few minutes on our own story. Although our founder Mike Tapia has been working on life stories for many years prior to establishing Recordalife, it was a year ago today, after […]

Wedding Anniversary Meanings

7 Wedding Anniversary Ideas to Relive Your Wedding

What’s more exciting than to look for the 20th wedding anniversary gift ideas? You’re celebrating your 20th milestone and we present you our 7 wedding anniversary ideas! Each anniversary is an important milestone. While the wedding is a huge occasion, it can often pass by in a blur and you find yourself forgetting those little […]

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How Our Audio Biographies Create Living History

For many people, history can seem like a distant, far-away place that is hard to connect with. Lots of us remember history as a tortuous slog through history books, being told to remember certain dates and names, and not much else. But that’s not what history is really about. History is about where we come […]

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The most common themes people talk about on Recordalife

Everyone has a story to tell. Our most memorable life experiences, memories and moments should be remembered and cherished. Often, these most treasured moments are spread across diaries and photo albums, each a piece of a life well-lived. Recordalife specialises in bringing all of these memories together and ensuring your special moments are written and […]

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3 Autobiographies that Should be on Your Reading List

When it comes to biographies, the breadth of choice on offer can be mind-boggling. Every life is a unique story all of its own, so autobiographies naturally capture the twists and turns of a variety of amazing lives. What makes them all the more fascinating is that they are written by the subject themselves, leading […]

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Meaningful wedding presents to give this season

When it comes to wedding gifts, there can be a huge range of ideas to choose from for the groom and bride to be. Yet, at the same time, it can be hard to come up with something original, something that really communicates how you feel about the happy couple. You want to feel that […]

Mother's Day Gift - Recordalife family reading the book

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift – Recording Her Life Story?

Mother’s Day Gift We will shortly be celebrating Mother’s Day. We treasure them and thank them for all that they’ve done. Now that you’re an adult, the expectations for a Mother’s Day gift can change. It was nice as a child to give your mother a mug or a card, but now you’re older, you […]


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