With video now as easy as pulling out your phone, it is essential to preserve video as a part of documenting a person’s life.
Memorial or tribute videos are one of the standard services now offered by funeral homes. These videos are often no more than a collection of family-provided photos panned and zoomed across the screen to some soothing background music. Some may have included video clips.
There are also videos of the person’s funeral, complete with eulogies, music, poems and other shared memories.
The funeral homes host these videos on their website as part of the funeral package. Some will also provide a DVD copy. Neither of these is ensured to be available to future generations.
In order to make them as available as possible for the longest time, a reliable repository is needed. I have been archiving these tribute videos on archive.org.
I am also saving interviews, which can be a very important way to get to know an ancestor.
What I’ve saved so far
- Ethelene Dyer Jones Tribute Video
- Helen Bawak Wamey Tribute
- Dr Clinton Ellsworth Warner Jr. (1924-2012) – Interview – part 2
- Madilyn Taylor Phillips remembrance (“Maddi” – 10 July 2001 – 8 Sept 2017)
- Madilyn Taylor Phillips Tribute: A Sunflower Lost (both produced by friends)
- Cynthia Waller Skrip tribute video
- Verlin D. Aarness (1939-2018) Memorial Video
- Nicole Sullens Parker (1978-2018) Memorial
- Cherie Harmon memorial video
- Robert “Nuby” Thomas Sumner Tribute Video
- Elizabeth Bryce Harp Memorial Video
- Elizabeth Anne Dismukes Amerson Tribute Video
- Funeral Service For Mrs. Ethelene Dyer Jones
- Helen Bawak Wamey Funeral Livestream
- Antonina Noreen Onono Achola-Swanson (1972-2021)
- Kendrick Allen Shedd (1928-2021)
- Nancy Harris Rose (1944-2021)
- Geneva Louise Fleming Huckaby (1929-2021)
- Amber Elizabeth (Adams) Sanchez (1985-2021)
- Jean “Mimi” Bowen Rolllins Funeral Service
- Madilyn Taylor Phillips funeral
- Clinton Warner – part 2 – Doctor, Educator, Civil Rights Activist
- Earl Martin (1924-2019) – Former Tuskegee Airman
- Bobby Lee Cook – Lawyer
- Louvinia Kerns Jordan 2015 Interview
…more coming soon!
The videos added in the future will be included on this page. (last update 21 Jan 2022)