Begin YourStory.

If you would like to get started telling your story or that of a loved one, there is no time like the present. To place an order, talk to us about your ideas, or receive information on how easy it is to get started, call 1-630-717-9706 or email us at Our knowledgeable staff members will be ready to help you select a package, price point, and interview schedule that best suits your wishes and creates a gift of a lifetime.

Looking to purchase a YourStory package to give a loved one a chance to record his or her stories? While people are generally excited and flattered by the gift, it is normal that they might have a few questions as you introduce them to the idea.  Here are answers to a few common questions to help you explain the scope of the interview and production process.

Why do you want to interview me? I don’t have any interesting stories.
Everyone has a story to tell. A person’s life doesn’t have to be dramatic or unusual in order to be memorable. Your stories are worth remembering because they come from you—they are uniquely yours.
Do I need to rehearse my stories so that I will have something to say?
No. You do not need to prepare anything for your interview. Our interviewers are trained to bring out your most treasured memories in a natural and unintimidating way.
Where will the interview be held? I don’t like having strangers in my home.
The interview can be held wherever you wish. For many people, this is at home, but we are happy to interview you at a quiet coffee shop, your office, another home, or another place of your choosing.
How long will this take? I don’t feel up for a long interview.
While Life Stories can require 3 to 4 hours of interviews, these can be scheduled over two separate visits. If necessary, shorter products can be tailor-made based on a client’s interest and availability.
Do you need to take my photos? I don’t want to lose them forever.
Your treasured photos never need to leave your home. We will bring a scanner along with us to the interview, so that they can be scanned and saved without ever leaving your home.
Do I have to talk about everything? There are some parts of my life that I’d rather not talk about.
No problem. YourStory is happy to steer clear of any topics you’d rather not cover. These topics can be specified before the interview, so that they never come up, or you can feel free to let us know during the interview when we delve into a sensitive area, and we will move on to another topic.