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Bonnie Woodman
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Attended West Branch High - Beloit, OH
Lives in Coopersville, MI
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I have a copy of a photo album given to Susan Briely Clemson in 1858 from her son William Clemson.   It has almost 100 photos in it, many unnamed.  if you have Clemson and/or Briely roots - let me know
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here is a before and after restoration done at Walgreens on a tin type (abt 1864) - pretty amazing - and this is only one of many I've had done.
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Walgreens has a coupon in this week's add - 50% off restorations - check your local store!!
it's a great deal!!
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I just got the best book about 'Mary Kille Davis', wife of Samuel Davis who helped in the establishment of Salem, Columbiana, Ohio.   So much great background info on her life and their traveling from New Jersey to Pennsylvania then finally into Salem.  Was able to get her family history back to mid 1600's in England.
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Preserving Old Photographs  - 
 
I had several photos that were so faded, you could hardly see the faces.   I took them into Walgreen's and they did an absolutely fabulous job on restoring them.   They'll issue coupons every once in a while for half off and I watch for those.  I had one of my grandmother when she was a teacher with her class, couldn't see faces or anything, It's so clear now, it's hard to believe that it's the same pic.   I've had over 30 old photos done, even some from tin types.
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+Bonnie Woodman Would be interesting so see an original scanned photo and the resulting restoration.
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after the finding of King Richard III, I did some serious research and found out I am his 5th cousin - 18x's removed and the 25th Great-Granddaughter of King Henry II.   Like my brother said, that and $1.50 will buy you a cup of coffee.   Interesting anyway .......
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Preserving Newspaper articles
 
 
 
Acid-Neutralizing and Preserving Wash
 
One method that has been submitted as a means of preserving newspaper clippings is the use of a Milk of Magnesia bath.
 
Please note that the author does not recommend using this method and takes no responsibility for the outcome. Newsprint varies in texture and quality. If you choose to use this method, make sure you take three precautions:
 
Make a photocopy of the newspaper article before you use this method.
Make a sample batch of the liquid and practice with new newsprint before you do anything with your precious clippings.
 
Practice on several other new clippings of the same size, so you become familiar with how to handle the wet newsprint.
 
This method is not intended for use with any handwritten manuscripts, as the ink will run and destroy the document. This method is to be used only to stop the aging process of newspaper clippings.
 
Mix the following as directed below:
 
One capful milk of magnesia
 One bottle of club soda (1 liter size)
 
 
 
Pour one capful of Milk of Magnesia into the bottle of club soda. Carefully replace the cap and slowly invert to mix the two fluids. Label the bottle so that someone finding it in the refrigerator does not mistake it for something else. The mixture isn't dangerous; it just tastes awful. Store this overnight in the refrigerator.
 
Pour the solution into a glass cake pan.
 
Gently put a clipping into the solution for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to tear or poke holes in the fragile paper.
 
Carefully place between white paper towels to extract most of the solution. (Use of color or printed paper towels may cause inks to transfer onto the clipping.) Transfer and store overnight between two pages of white blotter paper with books used on top for weights.
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Here is a before and after restoration I had done of an old tintype (about 1860s) - it's a rare piece by being a bit larger than a 5x7, most were pocket size.   This was done at Walgreens - I wait for their 'special' on restoration processing.
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try doing this online first
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Here's a link to some old books.  I've found some really neat stuff - love the old cookbooks

Genealogy Book Links
GenealogyBookLinks.com
This is a great online tool! Mollie Lynch of Clarkston, Michigan, is a retired librarian who decided to assist people wishing to find genealogy books. She knew that thousands of American biographies, genealogies and history books have been digitized and made available on the Internet, usually free of charge. However, there was no single resource of "what is available and where." Mollie decided to create that resource.
 
GenealogyBookLinks.com focuses solely on American biographies, genealogies, and history books. However, as the years go by, I expect that we will see similar resources for thousands of other topics, thereby creating  true digital libraries of books of all topics.
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thanks for allowing me to join.   one ancestor came to Ohio in 1823 from eastern PA, one from CT and helped to settle Salem OH in 1803 and on my mom's side came in from MD after coming from Germany in 1850's (Mahoning & Columbiana Counties).  Names: Mather, Clemson, Davis, Silver, Nagel, Ward, Oswald, plus many more
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Well, so are mine.  I was raised just outside of Salem, in Damascus.  Sam Davis my 3'xs great grandfather - donated the land to Salem, for the Quaker Church and cemetery to be built on.   The Silvers, Fawcetts, Foggs, plus others were all Quaker.   What are some of your names?  
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have you checked out 'Ancestorville.com' - it's a great resource for old pictures that have ended up at Estate Stores and Antique stores.   You can search by surname.
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Debra has been out of the country since Feb and will be updating her ebay store and such ASAP.
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  • GVSU
    Reserve Specialist, 1979 - present
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Coopersville, MI
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Garfield, OH - Charleston, SC
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I'm a 'bookaholic' - love to read - very interested in Genealogy and family history
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  • West Branch High - Beloit, OH
    1965
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