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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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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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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?
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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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Thanks Ann
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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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Thanks, Ann.
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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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Preserving family heirlooms and memories is all part of being a 21st Century Family Historian.   #preservememories   #familyhistoryisfun  
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Pic Scanner for iPhone & iPad

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Memory coasters: One example of how to preserve original photos, but surround yourself with family memories-themed daily use objects
Make these photo coasters for home, for mom or others you love. DIY, easy, fun. Use Pic Scanner app for iPhone and iPad to scan some old photos, then follow the simple instructions. #photocrafts #modpodge #oldfamilyphotos
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What a great way to keep the family history surrounding you.
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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.
 
Happy New Year... Here's to a new year of preserving new family memories and heirlooms
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Pic Scanner for iPhone & iPad

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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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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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             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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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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Grandma and the Lutherns #ww2history   #navyhistoryoftheday   #throwbackthursday   #amwriting  
Great-Grandma Shannon is having a bad spell.  Grandma speaks honestly about her caregiving skills, and I know the repercussions of her statement. "I wish I was there to take care of you, but I suppose I wouldn't be much of a...
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Devon Lee

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Preserving family memories includes scanning ourselves. I was inspired by another blogger to share the lessons I learned while scanning photos of myself. Enjoy! #lessonsIlearned  
I have been holding on to this post for sometime, waiting to release it when the time was right. In 2012, blogger Sarah and the Good Squad, wrote a great piece entitled Things I Learned About Myself While Scanning Old Photos...
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Thanks +Ann Kennedy . They really are a great timeline. I hadn't noticed before.
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Devon Lee

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One way you can preserve family memories is to make a timeline. Here is an example of a crafty and visual timeline that could be used in a scrapbook. Now, this layout is a bit of a challenge for newbies, but it might be worth learning out to scrapbook just to have something this cool. 
If you are creating a scrapbook featuring your ancestors, you will most certainly have a family tree in the book. You will share photos and stories about the ancestor. If you don't include a timeline in your project, you are ...
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