Category: Preserve Heritage

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Where do all our photographs, histories, pedigrees, and other family history collections go when we die? As my parents got into their 80s, my mom began to get anxious about passing on all the boxes of family history collections to someone in the family. There were about 6 good sized ...

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Descendancy Research

Most family history novices have the perception that "genealogy" is tracing your lineage back to some "great"-grandfather down the line. There may have been an "Aunt Martha" somewhere in their family that has traced their lineage quite a ways back, giving these novices ...

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Preserve Newspaper Clippings

I LOVE newspapers.com for all the information that I can find about my ancestors. Saving those articles is easy when the article is in a column or two, and not mixed with other content, like advertisements. I really don't like seeing ads for **hemorrhoids** or other ...

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Many of us have old family photos that have discolored, become darker, or lighter over time. Color negatives and even slides can drastically change color over the years giving them those odd color tones. It is a great time to assess the status of your aging family photo albums! What condition are they in? Are the photographs deteriorating? It ...

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I love to learn more about my ancestors! Of course, I am saying this later in my life, when I have personally become an "ancestor" to my 5 children and twenty-three grandchildren. How I wish that I had asked more questions of my grandparents, or other living aunts, uncles, or other relatives when I was much younger! So much information ...

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There are many different kinds of "family history" activities. It's not all about researching ancestors, scanning old photographs, and so forth. It's just not about our ancestors! Think about this for a moment...some of you are grandparents or parents. You are the "ancestor" to your posterity of children, grandchildren, ...

  1. I am a retired pediatrician who has a love for technology use in family history. I have been given a rich heritage of photos, old letters, stories, videos, and more from my ancestors. I love to preserve that heritage and share it with my two generations of posterity now. Sharing my ancestor's heritage as well as my own, with my posterity allows them to discover more about their own heritage as well.