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  • Forgotten Photos

    Jun 15

    What better method to remember all the Dads (grandfathers, great grandfathers, gr gr grandfathers etc.) on Father's Day than to preserve those treasured photos, many of which they may have taken over the decades. A recent online site titled "Forgotten Photographs Project" tries to help preserve and share long lost photos. You know at antique shows...

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  • With the Kids – Digital Graphic Design

    Jun 5

    With the children out of school, it is a perfect time to try something new and tie-it in with the family history. Using the online site Festisite, you and the kids can create a fun activity using names of ancestors, places they lived, occupations they had, unusual skills, etc. Anything that can be written - just short phrases or words can be put in...

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  • Family Reunion Ideas

    Jun 1

    Summer Time ! This is when many families attend family reunions. It is not too late to organize and plan one for this summer. Beyond the actual contacting the relatives and setting a location, you will want to do something memorable. Providing some type of keepsake for each family is the best method. Some ideas can be done ahead of time and will ...

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  • NY World’s Fair

    May 23

    This year, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the New York World's Fair which was held on the grounds in Flushing Meadows, Queens, N.Y., beginning April 19, 1964. Greeting all the visitors 50 years ago was the Unisphere, surrounded by water fountains. This stainless steel globe was 120 feet wide, and weighed 900,000 pounds, including its base. Be...

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  • When Should You Throw Pictures Away?

    Apr 15

    For many people, the most difficult part of going through old pictures is, not knowing where to start. Looking at boxes of photos can be an overwhelming task. Not too long ago, I was helping my Mom get started on her own scrapbooking. She wanted to get started on my childhood pictures. Many of the albums were starting to yellow, and she knew that s...

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  • Scrapbooking Is Family History

    Apr 15

    The word “scrapbooking” may be intimidating to a lot of people. I’m sure people think, “That’s not for me”, or “I can’t do that”. But, if you are interested in Family History, you might just find that you can be interested in scrapbooking too. In my mind, scrapbooking IS family history. Without a doubt. Scrapbooking doesn’t h...

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  • Introduction to Scrapbooking Your Family History

    Apr 15

    My name is Meredith Ethington and I am so excited for the opportunity to take on this challenge of sharing, writing, and blogging all about scrapbooking your family history. Scrapbooking is a topic near and dear to my heart. So, is genealogy. I started scrapbooking almost 12 years ago when I was a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Chr...

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  • Tips for organizing family photos

    Jan 12

    Tips for Organizing Family Photos (and when to throw them away!) Ready to go through that box of old family photos? This is the type of task that looks deceptively easy, but can actually be really time consuming. Fortunately, there are several tips that will help you to efficiently organize all those family photos. Break the task into small ...

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  • Family Photo Albums & Hometowns

    Dec 24

    A perfect opportunity to identify photos in family albums is during the holiday week when you can visit with relatives. Never attempt to label all the photos, but even a handful will help you later in some additional research. If you are going to a relative's house and they don't have any family photos and you do, bring them along. Share them with ...

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  • Silhouettes for your Christmas Tree

    Dec 8

    Have you ever made your own Christmas tree ornaments? Maybe not since you were in elementary school. I still have a few of my ornaments that I made when I was a kid, and while they aren't the most beautiful on my tree, they definitely are the most meaningful ones. Besides, now that my kids are helping to decorate the tree, they like to see the old ...

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