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Appendix H
Legacy Project Additional Resources

Ethical Wills
Baines, Barry K., MD: "Ethical Wills: Preserving Your Legacy of Values,"
-- Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper, 2nd ed. Cambridge, Da Capo Press: 2006.
-- The Ethical Will Writing Guide Workbook and The Ethical Will Resource Kit. - You can order this online at, or Baines and Wm. Bradley Rouse, Putting Your Values on PaperTM: The Ethical Will Writing Guide - Computer software to help you complete a draft copy of an ethical will. Available directly from

Riemer, Jack and Nathaniel Stampfer. So That Your Values Live On: Ethical Wills and How to Prepare Them. Woodstock: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2006.

Turnbull, Susan B. The Wealth of Your Life: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Your Ethical Will (Spiral-bound). Benedict Press: 2005.

Personal Legacy Advisors, LLP: Your Ethical Will: What you have learned is as valuable as what you have earned,, 2007.

The Legacy Center: an organization dedicated to preserving stories, values, and meaning for individuals, communities, and organizations. Contact at: 1629 W. 25th St. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405 Tel: (612) 333-2833; E-mail:

Life Tapes
Rosenbaum, EH, Rosenbaum, IR. Improved communication technique for consultative interviews. Abstract Proc. of AACR and ASCO, 18:316, March, 1977.

Rosenbaum, EH, Rosenbaum IR. Achieving Open Communication with Cancer Patients Through Audio and Videotapes. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. Vol 4(4), 1986, 91-105.

Rosenbaum EH, Garlan RW, Spiegel D, et al. The Life Tape Project: Increasing Family Social Support and Symbolic Immortality with a Brief Existential Intervention for Cancer Patients and their Families. Omega Vol. 53(4), 321-329, 2006.

Creation of a Family Tree - Store where you can buy various resources, and the Family Tree Maker® software. The site also sells a bundle where it combines the software with "The Official Family Tree Maker Guide." Prices and editions are subject to change so please check the website for the most up-to-date information.

Family Tree Magazine - "Getting organized and knowing the proper way to address government agencies and organizations can help you get quicker, more effective results. Family Tree Magazine has created forms that can help you access and organize your family history information. All our research forms are available in two formats: text and portable document format (PDF). The text versions give you the basic form structure in files you can open in your word-processing software. You can print, edit or even type your information right in the file. The PDF versions are read-only files with snazzier designs - they're suitable for displaying or sharing your research with others"

Access Genealogy - This site has a great list of resources divided by topic which you can search at

Genealogy Books Online - "Welcome to our library. Feel free to grab a cup of java, pull up a chair, and enjoy the many manuscripts available from this one spot. We have embarked on a crusade to bring to you volumes and volumes of historical books and data unavailable elsewhere on the web. Everything in our own library is free for you to read. You may even take a page or two for your own personal use. But please, respect the work and effort that the many volunteers have exerted and respect their rights to their property. Some of the books listed here are located at different websites than our own, where this is the case, we provide knowledge of who published it online. Now sit back and enjoy!" - "A Guide to climbing your family tree"
Hartley, William G. The Everything Family Tree Book: Finding, Charting, and Preserving Your Family History. Adams Media Corporation: Holbrook, 1998.
Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace.

Creation of a Scrapbook - "Our mission is to guide people through the memory preservation process and to keep them motivated to document life through: Providing the products they need at the right price. Supporting them through education. Inspiring them through creative outlets such as galleries, forums and blogs. Giving them a home on the web where they can connect with Scrapbookers worldwide." - Official Scrapbooking site of the magazine Better Homes and Gardens. - good site for scrapbooking beginners.  - "My Family Tree Begins With Me" and "My Family Tree - Those Before Me" Journal Boxes available for $10.00 each or $18.00 for the set.  Each box contains 60 questions or prompts to help you build a scrapbook of your family history.

Legacy of Love - Papers by the ACP (American College of Physicians)-ASIM End-of-Life Care Consensus Panel. - Legal issues are discussed in an AARP article, see "Make a Will" by Mary Randolph, J.D. - step-by-step instructions with links to additional resources. - great resource for finding simple programs for writing wills, organizing legal papers and completing other end-of-life matters.

Additional resources and readings
Albom, Mitch. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

Callanan, Maggie and Patricia Kelley. Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. New York: Bantam Books, 1997.

Canfield, Jack L. and Mark Victor Hansen, Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul: Stories about Life, Death and Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One. Deerfield Beach: Health Communications, Inc., 2003.
Chopra, Deepak. Life after Death: The Burden of Proof. Harmony, 2006.

Coelho, Paulo. Alchemist. Trans. Alan R. Clarke. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2005.

Life Chronicles®, a California non-profit organization, records audio, video, and written messages of comfort, reassurance and lifetime memories for those with health crises or uncertain futures. Information is available at
Nuland, Sherwin B. How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter. Vintage, 2005.

Rinpoche, Sogyal, Patrick Faggney, Andrew Harvey. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

Ko, Andrew, MD, Malin Dollinger, MD, Ernest Rosenbaum, MD. Everyone's Guide to Cancer Therapy, 5th ed. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2008.

Rosenbaum, Ernest,MD, David Spiegel, MD, Patricia Fobair, LCSW, MPH, Holly Gautier, RN, with Louise Maffitt, BFA. Everyone's Guide to Cancer Survivorship: A Road Map For Better Health Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2007

Rosenbaum MD, Ernest and Rosenbaum, Isadora. Everyone's Guide to Cancer Supportive Care: A Comprehensive Handbook for Patients and Their Families. Kansas City: HarperCollins, 2005.
-- Inner Fire: Your Will to Live Plexus, 1999.

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