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Mark Rabideau

Capturing Memories & Stories of Older Relatives  - 
 
Note:  This account is the product of numerous discussions, interviews and writings between Frieda geboren Wedhorn, her son Norbert Grohmann, and Mark Rabideau.  Every effort has been made to remai...
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Kassie Ritman

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Need more tips for writing the stories to go along with your stats, dates, facts, and piles of photos? Check my new page
Writing for Genealogists and Family Historians
Learn and Share Writerly Ways for Family Historians and Storytellers
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Victoria Washuk

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Purchase Diary's January 1, 1941 It was another quiet night due to bad weather. This afternoon the weather is clearing, so I expect we shall have the raiders again tonight. Ted is cranky. Year-end bills, I suppose...
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Devon Lee

Family Heirlooms & Treasures  - 
 
Happy New Year... Here's to a new year of preserving new family memories and heirlooms
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Pic Scanner app (iOS)

Preserving Old Photographs  - 
 
Same place, different times. Take an old photo, recreate it at the same place. Frame together. Great idea for 50th anniversary - or the 10th!
Same place, different time. Try this on your 50th anniversary - or 10th! Scan old photos with Pic Scanner, the nostalgia app for iPhone and iPad
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Cute!!!
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Cathy Chua

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Didn't you feel that, as a mother, you were there for your child every waking moment but it all happened so fast that you haven’t gotten the chance to really let it sink? (Although for sure, you ma...
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Devon Lee

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It's Family History Month. Can you beleive it? A whole month to think about family history and not feel guilty. Oh wait... maybe I do feel guilt, which is why I create this post.... Did you think to save?
#familyhistory  
There's a song I sing at church that beings something like this... "Ere you left your room this morning, Did you think to pray?" For me, I simply ask this.... "Did you think to save?" Did you scan your documents and photos? H...
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Kim A. House

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These little rascals are my Uncles born circa 1920, so cute. I scanned an old negative then removed the chemical stains, spots and scratches, leaving fine lines to keep part of the aged look.
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Wonderful images!
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Todd Block

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Question on what to do with my father's confirmation certificate.  It's from 1921 and a pretty certificate.  But big, 13 inches tall.  It is also torn in half top to bottom.  The reason it is torn is my father's name is misspelled and the pastor refused to change it.  So my father tore it in half and never joined another church until 2 days before his death in 1967.  So how do I preserve this without displaying it?  
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Devon Lee

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While Back to School season is upon many of us, perhaps we can turn our attention to the school items of our past (or from our ancestors). A few clicks of the camera and the written word can truly keep our ancestors' stories alive. #schoolmemorabilia #familyhistory #genealogyisawesome  
The time of year when kids all across America have or will soon start back in school. With each new school year, the kids seem to bring home more and more awards. What are you going to do with all of this stuff? The answer is...
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Devon Lee

Writing Our Memoirs  - 
 
Preserving family heirlooms and memories is all part of being a 21st Century Family Historian.   #preservememories   #familyhistoryisfun  
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This genealogy community is where we can share our ideas and discuss how to gather and preserve old family photos and heirlooms. We will also talk about writing our own memoirs and memories for our children and grandchildren. Professional genealogists and businesses should limit self-promotional materials.

Devon Lee

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My mother's class ring was a treasure for two generations... her and me! I have photographed the ring and recorded the story. What treasure has affected your family for multiple generations? #familyhistory   #connectinggenerations   #heirlooms  
Yesterday, I shared the importance of photographing all sides of a treasure, especially a ring rich in history and symbolism. Today, these photos are a follow-up to that reasoning. Columbus South High School 1996 Senior Ring ...
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Devon Lee

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Making the switch from a compact camera to a dSLR has taught me many lessons. You don't have to use a professional grade camera to take great photos. However, if you're making the leap... let's learn together! #dSLRnewbie   #photography   #heirlooms  
The post Photo Friday: New Camera First Attempt shares how I began the switch to a more professional camera. For the first memorabilia photo session, I started with a pearl ring that I received after winning a local beauty pa...
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Devon Lee

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Photographing our stuff helps preserve our lives to enrich the stories our children and posterity will have to tell. Notice, this is an amateur's efforts to photograph the stuff in our treasure chest. You can do this! #treasurechestthursday   #memorabilia   #familyhistory  
In the previous posts, I've shared what can happen when you put the same coin under different lighting conditions. This week, I'll share two more coins from my husband's childhood collection. Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin f/3...
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Cathy Chua

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There’s no better way to document your big day than with wedding photobooks. It’s cheaper than digital albums yet serves the purpose well. It preserves the memories of the big day which becomes a f...
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Hmm... What's the difference between a photobook and a digital album?
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Pic Scanner app (iOS)

Family Heirlooms & Treasures  - 
 
There is lots of advice on the internet on preserving #oldphotos (e.g. http://www.archives.gov/preservation/family-archives/preserving-family-papers.html) but you can also scan & print old family photos for #crafts. This will let you surround yourself with cherished memories, people and places - bringing them alive again! #thanksgiving  
Scan old family photos with Pic Scanner app for iPhone and iPad; print on regular paper; tear out roughly; paste with mod podge on a wooden or papier-mâché box (Credit: VinnyStrawberry on Flickr) #photocrafts #photoscanner #modpodge #oldfamilyphotos
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Cute.... I just have to remember to use a copy of the old photos and not the original!
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Cathy Chua

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             Everyday life today is so fast paced that sometimes even family members who live in one house don’t get to see each other anymore due to each other’s busy schedules. This is the reason...
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Devon Lee

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With many kids back in school (or homeschools in full swing) I thought I'd share some inspiration to photograph school related memorabilia! Have fun preserving your heirlooms and the memories that go with it. And don't forget, our 'memorabilia' will become tomorrow's heirlooms. #photography   #preservingmemories   #memorabilia  
School should be in full swing around the United States, regardless of whether your method is public, private, charter, or home schooled. Since the last post School Medals, I found a few more school medals belonging to my hus...
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Kim A. House

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Restored to their original glory! Images over 100 years old. Lucky me, I have just been employed to do this job for money!
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Great job. So impressed
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