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About Clémence (sounds like 'clay-monse') Scouten


Short bio: Writer, designer, and family historian, Clémence Scouten helps people define and preserve their legacy by writing their memoirs or books about their family history. With clients from Hollywood to Philadelphia, from industry leaders to housewives, Clémence knows first hand that everyone really does have a story to tell. 


Full bio: Clémence is the founder of Memoirs & More, a service that helps individuals capture and share their family stories across generations. Prior to that, Clémence worked as a philanthropic advisor to the founder of a billion dollar insurance group in Boston. In that role she oversaw the management of both the corporate foundation and family foundation, in addition to staffing the principal for his extensive service on local and global non-profit boards. A native and lover of Philadelphia, Clémence has engaged in various community activities such as Judge of Elections for her division, serving on the board of the Racquet Club of Philadelphia, and volunteering at her alma mater, Penn, from which she holds a B.A. in English. Clémence also has a M.A. with high honors from the Sorbonne in Paris, where she grew up.


Interview Q's

Interview questions

  1. What is the impact of Covid on memoirs and family history?

  2. Why should people write their memoirs? Isn't it just an ego-trip to do that?

  3. Are kids really interested in what their grandparents have to say?

  4. Why is writing your memoir a legacy? Isn't legacy the $$ you leave to your kids?

  5. Who should write their memoirs or do a family history book?

  6. How much does it cost? Can you do it on your own?

  7. What about the stories you DON'T want to tell?

Story ideas

Story ideas

Why your family history matters

Everyone has stories to tell, both good and bad. But what does it mean to you or to future generations? How does it help your family? What's really involved in documenting your family history?

Ten books you can do for the holidays (or birthdays, Mother's Day, etc.)

Looking for a more meaningful gift this holiday season? Personalized books offer great options for sharing family stories, traditions, and memories. Here are ten ideas (and resources) for what you can do.

Family history projects to work on during the holidays (or other family reunion)

Holidays bring families together. It's the perfect time to put on your family-history-hat and get those tongues wagging. There are many things people can do on their own to capture their family history and some of the best times to do it are when we get together. 


Media coverage

The Why I Network, Why I Write Memoirs with Clémence Scouten, November 8, 2020


Connect to Success with Ashley Owens on RVNTV, October 2020


Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, Summer 2019

Enrich Your Legacy: Passing Down the Intangibles of Family Values

by Clémence Scouten

Philadelphia Inquirer, Published April 26, 2019

Millennials don't want heavy antiques

by Erin Arvedlunch



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