Frequently Asked Questions
Are these stories true?
Who submits the stories on this site?
Do people use their real names?
Who submits the links with each story?
Who offers editorial help?
Can people remove their stories?
How can I learn to write my story and/or submit it to the website?
Yes, absolutely! Every story on this website has been written by an individual about the true accounts of their life. (We couldn’t make this stuff up!)
The collections of stories on this website are written by participants in the Life Stories autobiography workshop or the Health Education for Assisted Living (HEAL) program. At the end of the programs, participants have the option to contribute their story and/or photos to be included on the website. These individuals may choose to do this as a way of preserving their life story project, to provide historical value for the community and most often, as a way to share their stories with family and friends.
All personal identifying information, such as last names, birthdates,
full names of family members and any other information deemed as
identifying information, is deleted from the story before it is posted
online. In addition, some people may choose to use a pseudonym rather
than their real first name.
Life Stories Nevada is committed to protecting the confidentiality of story contributors. Release forms are signed prior to posting stories and/or pictures online.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension staff research the World Wide Web for links that provide more information about topics mentioned in each life story. The sites are evaluated for the value of the information they provide.
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension staff helps participants as they are writing their stories, in whatever ways are appropriate, both during and after the autobiography classes. We scan photos, type stories and in some cases allow individuals to dictate their stories to us. Occasionally, family members also provide similar support.
If participants would like to have their story removed from the website or edited, they may do so at anytime. Please follow this link for contact information: Contact Us
You can find many tools on this website to help you get started. The
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers classes in the Las
Vegas metropolitan area (click
here to find a class). If you use the tools on this website to write
your story and would like to have it added to this collection, we would
love to hear from you.