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  • Saving Your Memories, Photos and Research

    May 9

    You might be fortunate that your ancestors were ones to take many photos, label them and keep them safe. They could also have written down in the family Bible important dates and events or kept a journal. Over the years they saved family heirlooms and provided the oral history behind all the items. If the above is your case, you are very lucky, no...

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  • Native Indian Photos

    May 5

    Being treated as non-humans, no citizenship and placed on restricted reservations was the life of the 19th into early 20th century American Indians. However, thanks to the American Antiquarian Society in Massachusetts, there is a large collection of photos of various Indian individuals, families and groups from across America.  The photo collec...

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  • Photo Collections at Brigham Young University

    Apr 29

    In BYU photo collection which has been made digital are nine major collections by different photographers and collectors. Images from World War II, to 19th century American West landscape photos to 293 photographs of California, especially of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake images are just three examples. Once you select a collection you can bro...

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  • Google Photos

    Apr 23

    The Google search engine is not just for text and websites but a section is titled Google Images. Researchers can search for images of all kinds on Google Images. Some of the types of interesting images can be a photograph of old buildings related to the family history, old maps showing the location of the family farm, pictures of present-day rela...

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  • Archives for Photos

    Apr 11

    You might not have thought you could find photos of family members in a state's, or county's archives but it is possible. First, see what archives for a state, region or county are available. Whenever visiting any size archive (this includes Museums), always ask about their Photograph Collection. The archivist may first give you an index to look th...

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  • Digital Genealogical Documents

    Mar 27

    Not everything is found in hard copy / print form now-a-days. Any online databases will have the record / document or photo in digital format. So what for sure should be done with such digital images? First, you need to SAVE (download) that document to your computer / tablet or smartphone. Then rename the document when it is saved so it can be loc...

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  • What is Needed in a Family History Book / File?

    Mar 23

    As you research and gather info on ancestors, you do eventually want to create a full family history book or a complete file, whether in print or in digital format. Yet, what is contained in a family history book or file? Here are some suggestions. You don't need all but having as many as possible does enrich the family history for future generati...

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  • What Did an Ancestor Look like without any Known Photos?

    Mar 11

    No idea of what a great grandfather or a cousin looked like, there can be some clues to look for to get a rough idea. If the ancestor served in the military and you can locate any enlistment or discharge documents, there can be written descriptions of the soldier. Any passport issued from the United States, the earlier ones had a description (col...

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  • Library of Congress–American Memory

    Dec 19

    The American Memory is the digital collection portal for the Library of Congress. The website is to provided “free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativi...

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  • Help to Create a Photo Book

    Nov 23

    Yes, you have a box filled with family photos but wouldn't be great to have the best ones in a print book that can be shared easily? There are several companies that can assist you to create one, and here is one of them online -- ReSnap. From the home page you see there are several different sizes and styles to select from. You select the size and...

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