Barbara’s Bio

Oral & Personal Historian / Author / Consultant

Barbara Tabach is the creative force behind LifeCatching's mission to inspire you to capture, archive and share your personal, family or business memories.

Every day since establishing LifeCatching in 2006, Barbara is more and more committed to the power of preserving memories. She has spoken to and educated a variety of organizations that include oral historians, personal historians, war veterans, lifelong learning groups, caregivers to the elderly, families dealing with Alzheimer's, and hospice workers. To her no story is insignificant.

As the Project Manager for the Oral History Research Center at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Barbara leads projects that touch the entire community. Projects range from a community collaboration called "Documenting the African American Experience in Las Vegas" to neighborhoods and other fascinating local groups.

She loves documenting personal family stories as well as guiding larger group projects: "It is an amazing journey to hear the stories. I've listened to the youthful tales of teenagers competing for the Iowa State Fair Queen, to the reminiscences of departing employees of the Frontier Hotel and Casino, to the experiences of the wives of Nevada Test Site scientists, and to stories of those who once lived in a historic neighborhood. Each story adds texture to life and history."

Barbara is a member of the Oral History Association, the Southwest Oral History Association, and the Association of Personal Historians.