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  • Re-enacting Family Photos

    Nov 19

    What an opportunity and such a fun thing to do. Look back over the photos that were taken with you and your siblings — or with cousins or friends — really brings all of those memories back. It kind of makes you want to return to that very moment in time, doesn’t it? SO why not recreate that moment? True you are the same ages when the photo w...

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  • Coaxing Memories

    Nov 17

    With Thanksgiving and family gatherings over one to 5 days – it is a perfect occasion to start or continue gathering information from family members. Be prepared – have notes, collected dates, names and even photos that need identification. Include a camera, a recorder or video recorder to help get the information down. Before the holiday, sen...

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  • 1940s – New York City

    Nov 15

    If you lived or an ancestor lived in the different boroughs of New York City in the 1940s, you will want to look over the collection just placed by New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery with over 900,000 images of places in the city. Most are photo images, other videos, maps, and audio recordings. Boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manha...

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  • Saving Today’s Digital Photos

    Nov 3

    You might have hundreds of digital photos (includes videos and documents) on your smartphone, tablet or a digital camera but are you preserving them for the years ahead? To help solve that problem, Google has created Google Photos management. Start with creating or use an existing Google Account (you may need to download an app for the tablet andr...

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  • Ancestorville

    Oct 31

    Using the online auction and sale site of eBay is wonderful to possibility locating a lost family photo or heirloom. There is a similar site known as 'Ancestorville'. Debra Clifford as an antique dealer sees thousands of family photos all the time and knew there had to be a method to reunite these items with family members. So on the online site ...

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  • Wisconsin Databases

    Oct 29

    If you had an ancestor who lived or worked in Wisconsin or even one of the neighboring states to Wisconsin the range of databases could prove helpful. The Wisconsin Historical Society has online a large array of resources. There are a few dating to the 1600s but the majority are 1700s through the 20th century. You can searching using dates, county...

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  • Family Gifts

    Oct 1

    The first of October and it is a great time to come up with some interesting family photo collections you can share with family members as a very special holiday gift. Making something as simple as a very personalized calendar featuring vintage photos of family members past and present for when their birthday or wedding anniversary falls on a date...

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  • Make Digital those Photos

    Sep 27

    You have put off that task long enough. Now is the time to make digital your collection of photos. Recruit some help from a family member or friend and make it a party. One of the easiest methods is using a portable scanner especially if you have boxes of photos. I had six very large plastic boxes from my mother-in-law who had passed away and I ...

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  • Use eBay to Search

    Sep 7

    You would be amazed at what is offered and sold on eBay -the online auction site. You might not be aware but photos, postcards, documents and even actual personal artifacts from your ancestors could very well be found for auction on eBay. Some of the more common items include a family Bible, personal journals or letters, items related to a famil...

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  • Saving those Family Photos by Scanning

    Jul 31

    If you are the keeper of the family massive photo collection, including those from 100 year or plus years ago, you know there is a major duty to be done. SCAN Them !! Anything could happen to the original photos, (including negatives and slides) no matter what era or type they are. Even the natural aging process could fade some photos, so you need...

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