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One of the best ways you can preserve your family heirlooms and memories is to create a scrapbook. Here's the second in a series of post about my Grannie's heritage scrapbook. #familyhistoryalbum   #preservinghistory   #digitalscrapbooking  
Photographing family heirlooms, creating heritage scrapbook pages, and sharing Geiszler, Zumstein, and Brown family history research.
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Genetic Snark and D-Day #wwiihistory  
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Victoria House

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If you are twitter user please share this #MACletters 1873
Facebook page "Mary Ann Cotton letters from Jail 1873"
Seeking funding urgently to save letters from Durham Jail written in 1873 by Britain's First female serial killer.
Wishing to return them back to to Durham County Record Office for safe keeping for the Nation and the future. Thank you.

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Donations page now available on Gofundme please visit our fb page Mary Ann Cotton letters from Jail 1873 for more details. Thank you. 
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Clandestine train rides and hope laden flowers #ww2 #tbthursday 
Death complicates everything.  Not so much for the loved one who passed, but for the ones who remain.  Great-Grandma Shannon is learning a whole new way of life.  She doesn't have her husband to help her though.  She must dep...
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Thank you! The original letters are in the library of congress so it's really cool!
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Here's how I converted my old VHS tapes to DVD - super fast and easy! And cheaper than using a service
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Why not use a self publishing service like Shutterfly? Very reasonable and you end up with a beautiful full colour book
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Devon Lee

Preserving Old Photographs  - 
 
Far too often, the boys in uniform are featured when we discuss the wars. However, I thought my grandma deserved a spotlight as she took care of the homefront. On the second page of this layout, you'll see photos of the heirlooms in the family collection that I included on the layout.  #familyhistory   #preservinghistory  
When millions of Americans headed to various parts of the world to defend the US of A during World War II, there were families left behind to maintain the home front. One of those family members was my Lewis Brown's wife Loui...
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Shelley Solin

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I often wonder about people like me, who do not have children. Who is going to care about my memories or my history and ancestors. Certainly no one will want to know the ugly stuff that can be genetic our passed through families. Perhaps if I am creative, others will be drawn to my stories.
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Do it! You never know who will benefit!
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Lorine McGinnis Schulze
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Family Heirlooms & Treasures  - 
 
What are some ways you have preserved, or plan on preserving, your family treasures? I'd love to hear from others how they care for their ancestors' treasured objects.

Please post your ideas under Family Heirlooms and Treasures to make it easy for all of us to find and read.

Here is one of mine to start us off
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I have done the same thing +Devon Lee  - scanned them and created Memory Books on Shutterfly so that each of my children can have copies. I also include the scans in Family History books I create on Shutterfly
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About this community

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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Personal history and family history go hand in hand. Sometimes you can find the cutest things in your treasure collection

http://patientgen.blogspot.com/2014/04/treasure-chest-thursday-sometimes.html
There are a lot of treasures that parents have collected over the years that their children made for them. One of the most common from when I was growing up was a hand print in plaster. My mother-in-law saved so many artifact...
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Here's how  I saved the highlights of what I've come to find on my family's timeline in America. Using IMOVIE.
http://youtu.be/O8r9IXvm24s
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Diane Tolley

Capturing Memories & Stories of Older Relatives  - 
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Jason W. Crews

Preserving Old Photographs  - 
 
I have some great old photos of my Great-Grandfather posted here! 
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Devon Lee

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I'm so glad we have a place to share how we preserve the stuff of our family's lives. This is a bracelet of my father. I don't have many specific memories of my dad, but I do remember his name bracelet.
I can't believe that my father has been deceased for almost a year now. He was an interesting man who didn't like a lot of flashy stuff when I lived in the home. Apparently, prior to my birth and after I left home, he did pay...
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Thanks. I like it. Now to put it someone where everyone can enjoy it. 
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Lorine McGinnis Schulze
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Writing Our Memoirs  - 
 
Join us for Sharing Memories Week 7: Do You Remember Grades 3 and 4?

Read more: http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/p/sharing-memories.html
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Sad story in Michigan.  We can all work to preserve our families legacy in both the private and public sectors.  
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A similar thing happened in Canada with my father's WW2 records - a flood in the archives damaged them
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