Episode 103: Organize, Preserve, and Share with Collectionaire.com

Your family history data, images, and movies might be on the web in a variety of places from genealogy sites to movie hosting platforms. Now imagine that you can create an online collection that gives you all those links in one place.  Then write a family narrative within that site and be able to share as well as collaborate with other family.  In one place you’ll have links to Uncle Jim’s pictures of the last family reunion in Google Photos, Aunt Sue’s family history project, Ancestry.com pages, and young Jimmy’s home movies on YouTube and so much more.  That’s the concept behind Collectionaire, a two year old brilliant solution that lets us gather all our web links to family in one place. 

Collectionaire is a simple but smart cloud app for building a curated digital collection of a family’s best photo albums, home movies, audio recordings, journals, etc… anything that can be digitized for future viewing.  Users can add photos, recitals, and art projects to a child’s collection; create a legacy tribute to a lost parent; or assemble the best of a family’s vacations, holidays, and special events together.

It’s not a photo storage site, but a “hub” that’s used with photo and video cloud sites like Apple Photos, Google Photos, Vimeo, and others, and aggregates all your media into one elegant, easy to navigate family site. Each person and each family has a “collection page”, and viewers link to each via their family tree. So now even your parents can find your family’s best memories and view them on any computer, tablet or mobile device.

I’m So glad that my guest Stan Kinsey had this idea and developed it into a new way of thinking about your family history-past and present. Use coupon code PDCOLLECT to receive 50% off either standard or pro subscription for two years.

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Episode 58: Organizing Your Photos with Christopher Desmond of MemoryWeb.me


About My Guest:

Stanley Kinsey is the founder and CEO of Collectionaire, a cloud-based web app used to create a curated “best memories” family legacy collection that can be intuitively navigated by all family members.

For over 30 years, Stan has enjoyed a media-centric “new technologies” career that included being CEO of four companies, two of which he founded and two being public. He is highlighted in several books for bringing computer animation to the Walt Disney Company as then Disney’s youngest VP; he co-founded film and virtual reality leader Iwerks Entertainment, producing projects worldwide with pioneers that included Jacque Cousteau and Prince; and was CEO of wireless power innovator Nigel Power, acquired by Qualcomm.

Stan holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in mathematics from DePauw University. He is married with three children, and resides in San Diego, California. 

About Maureen Taylor:

Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com

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