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  • Collections from Pomona, CA Library

    Aug 3

    Pomona, California is one of the cities in Los Angeles County in California, located in the Pomona Valley. It is just 30 miles east of the city of Los Angeles. In the last census in 2010 there were about 149,000 residents. It has been an incorporated city since January 1888. The Pomona Public Library has put together a vast collection of d...

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  • Vintage Russian photos 1909-1915 – PT 2

    Jul 9

    The US Library of Congress has online a wonderful collection of vintage Russian photos covering 1909 to 1915 (before it Russian Revolution and it becoming a communist nation). It is the Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographs. There are about 2,606 images of people, religious architecture, historic si...

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  • Multiple Appearances

    May 17

    As one views countless times the vintage photographs taken of our ancestors to be very formal and straight-laced. However, in reality, there were some humorous and additional candid photos taken. Numerous fun photos were done when the fair or carnival set up in town for a week or more. Yet many were also done in professional photographic studio...

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  • The Youth of 1907

    May 13

    Young people in their mid to late teens have always enjoyed hanging out with their friends. Teenagers of the 21st century may believe that they invented the concept of peers enjoying each other's company but instead, it dates back to a time in memorial. Illustrated in the photo of 1907 in Manchester, Maryland was a large group of boys and girls,...

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  • Heirlooms – Preserve

    Mar 31

    This might be a good time for most people to make sure they have family heirlooms in their possession or those belonging parents / grandparents are documented. Heirlooms can include photos, household items, clothing, blankets, jewelry, silverware, certificates, documents, family Bibles, rifles, swords, furniture, dishes, or anything of import...

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  • Resolution for Scanning Family Photos

    Mar 7

    Sometimes overlooked by individuals when they are scanning family photos, but you do need to know the different necessary resolutions to scan a photo. First, the higher the resolution (measured in dpi, for dots per inch), the more you can enlarge the image without getting that grainy, pixilated look. Depending on how you plan on using photo...

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  • Finding Current & Historic Photos

    Oct 7

    Oh, it is so great to have photos of family members, family homes or businesses. Unfortunately, it can be very hard to sometimes locate such photos for your family History project. The next best thing would be photos of a town, typical house, town landmark, automobiles or similar businesses owned by your ancestors. A new website 'Uns...

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  • Images of Tennessee – 1937-1976

    Jul 31

    If you have ancestors from Tennessee or who lived any time in that state, you will want to look over and maybe use some of the vintage photos covering 1937 to 1976 in your family history. This great collection is online and search-able. There are many topics to select from; including buildings, people, historical sites, cities & towns; ind...

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  • Hints for Scanning Photos

    Jul 17

    To save in the digital format you need to do it right. If using a flatbed scanner, before beginning check that the glass surface is clean, no dirt, dust or marks, those would show up on the digital photos. Clean often (dry microfiber cloth) if scanning old photos that are starting to come apart. Before scanning a group of photos, the same thing...

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  • ID Civil War Photos

    Jul 9

    You might be one of the fortunate family history researchers who has a photo of an ancestor who served during the American Civil War (1861-1865). I'm saying a photo of them in uniform either just before they entered, during service or immediately after discharge. You might have photos of that ancestor years later, but it is just not the same as...

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