We have to be careful when documenting today for today's documents might not be accessible tomorrow. Technology advances so quickly these days, compared to times gone by. If digital documents aren't printed who's to say we'll be able to view them in the future?
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COMMUNITY HISTORY ON THE RUN
I dreamt about being a published author nearly all of my life. If a fortuneteller had read my palm a few years ago and told me that within a four-month period I would go from the conception of an idea to having a completed book at a publishing house, I would have laughed out loud. Well, it is true, my friends, and I’m here to tell you about that journey.
THE GIFT OF THE PHOTOGRAPH:
UNITING FAMILIES WITH THEIR HISTORY
100 Years in America
A light that shines again
When I began writing about my family history via weblog just a little over a year ago, my initial goal was to share with my extended family what I had learned over the years digging into family records, photographs and other historical resources. Ever since my interest in genealogy began with the filling out of my personal "pedigree chart" at age eleven, I have been collecting names, photographs and stories. The history of my family has become an important part of me.Continue Reading
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DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING FOR GENEALOGISTS
Scrapbooks have been around for ages. They are a way of preserving elements of personal and family history in a traditional book format. Unlike a diary, text tends to be at a minimum in scrapbooks. Items such as photos, pressed flowers, keys, medals, and ephemera are the focus of a scrapbook page. Generally speaking, text is used to explain the significance of the items on a given page and/or identify the date and location of an event.
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ELICITING STORIES FROM YOUR
SUSAN A. KITCHENS
Family Oral History - Using Digital Tools
Think about a snapshot you took. Maybe it's someplace you visited. Maybe it's you in your house, or with you and your family, you and your friends (or both). Have you looked at it and the day comes back to you? You think, "Oh yeah, we had this wild, adventurous drive to reach that destination on the edge of a cliff, overlooking a spectacular view. The wind was blowing. And that person there-- what was
his name? -- he'd say the most outlandish things. He said-- oh yes, now I remember! he teased me and whatever I said, he'd argue the opposite side.
Volunteer Genealogical PhotographyDear Ms. Genea-etiquette:
I recently made a request of a volunteer photographer to take a picture of my great-grandmother's grave (located in another state) for the memorial page I created of her on my favorite cemetery website. The photo was posted by the volunteer to the website, but unfortunately, it is somewhat blurry and off-center enough that part of the tombstone is cropped off.
READING WOMEN'S HISTORY
A Family History Project in the High
School English Classroom
This is an Independence Day article (of sorts). It is a story about a woman of independent spirit, but no independent means born over 100 years ago – Arline Kinsel Brown – and a group of independent young women of the 21st century.
FOR THE LOVE OF PHOTOS
~ because every life has a story ~
Every day I look at dozens, if not hundreds, of photos trying to find the next “jewel” to showcase in my store. What catches my eye might be the slight turn of a head, or a look in the eyes, or even a hint of comedy that sets these photos apart from the rest.
LORINE McGINNIS SCHULZE
Displaying some of my Albums, Ambrotypes &
Types of Early Photographs
Photography arrived in the United States circa 1839 thanks to the newly invented daguerreotype process. A daguerreotype has no negative so if you find a daguerreotype you know you have a one-of-a-kind image.
I'm going to start with one of the charts we have been showing at conferences this year, my current favorite.
IS IT BEST TO KEEP EVERYTHING?
QUEEN FOR A DAY
Generally speaking, I'm not the diva type. Except when it’s my birthday. I have invoked the “Queen for a Day Rule” on my birthday since my age could be measured in single digits. So when The Maven invited me to write a guest column for August 1st – my very own birthday - I knew what I had to do.
As you may have read in my biography or in many of my posts over at Destination: Austin Family, I am a techno-geek, tried and true. I’ve been in the Information Technology field for over 25 years and while I find what I do very satisfying, it doesn’t fulfill a base need that probably exists within most of us: the need to “make” something.
I Do Collect Photos! The Photo Detective WebsiteFamily Tree - Photo Detective Blog
After six years of researching and writing about members of the Revolutionary War generation who lived long enough to be photographed, i.e. after 1840, I’m focusing my spare time on one of my collecting interests—weddings photos. See Projects
A THOUSAND WORDS LOST
I’ve always heard a picture is worth a thousand words. In the faces of our ancestors complex stories are told. And they are stories a thousand words simply cannot begin to describe. Stories of hope and happiness and tales of sadness and despair are projected from faces on yellowed and fragile images captured generations ago.
WOMEN WEARING GLASSES
Eyeglasses have a strong claim to be the invention that has brought
the most aid and comfort to human beings. Yet it is curious
that the name of their inventor is not certainly known,
nor the exact date of the invention.
~ A Spectacle of Spectacles ~
Collecting old photographs of women wearing glasses is my passion. I never met one I didn't want. Over the last twenty years I have accumulated a wide variety of these lovely photographs. Some are priceless, others called my name from the dusty confines of various antique shops. All of my treasures give me personal satisfaction. Now I'd like to share that passion with everyone. This will not be a discussion of eye ware or its history. It is a celebration of those brave women wearing glasses.