Category: Preserve Your Heritage

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Preserving YOUR Heritage

     Our family history group has been making a push for the more broad numbers of organization members to write a story about an ancestor or themselves and attach that story to an uploaded photograph. Preserving our ancestor's heritage certainly is important so that ...

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Getting it Right!

     One of the common scanning problems I have seen over the years with photos uploaded to FamilySearch has been one that is shown above. A photo is scanned on a flatbed scanner, but the person forgot (or didn't know how) to crop the photo so the rest of the scanner bed is ...

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Our Family History Stuff

     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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Family Reunions

     Summer has snuck up on me once again. It wasn’t very long ago that we still had snow on the ground. As with many families, we have been once again been faced with the thoughts about getting all our family together for a reunion. I am a procrastinator by trade, ...

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Removing Ads is Easy To Do

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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Fun Photo Projects

     Have you ever wanted to place an image inside a shape? Here is a fun Mother's Day project using a photo of your mother, and a heart shape. For Mother's Day, I thought it would be fun to take a nice photo of my mom and place it in a "heart shape". This is actually ...

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Your Family History Files

     I was living in the 1970s, and even before that, so I consider myself "experienced" in having seen these changes. Back in those “older” days, everyone had their own private records kept in multiple file cabinet drawers. There was no real sharing of information. Do you remember those ...

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Faded, Darkened, or Discolored Photos

     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 ...

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History is Lost

     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, ...

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How Will Our Posterity Remember Us?

     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 ...