Year: 2012

Scrapbooking

Using Mini Trees On Your Heritage Scrapbook Layouts

Previously, I shared how invaluable a family tree is in a heritage scrapbook album. (Click HERE to revisit these posts.).I hope you’ll include them in your future family history creations. One of my friends says she includes family trees in all of her journals, blog books (printed versions of her personal blog), and more. Why? […]

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Memorabilia
Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Use a Model For Personal or Historical Clothing

In past Photo Friday series, I have shown a lot of small objects. This week I want to go in a little different direction. This time, I wanted to show off some shirts and clothing that I’ve saved since high school. Believe it or not, I’m going to dispose of these items as they’ve been […]

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Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking: Don’t Let The Fear of Change Stop You From Making Something

For the past two weeks, I’ve shown you two examples of family trees that you can use in your heritage scrapbook albums. For both pages, I have had them printed in bound photobooks. After they had been printed, I received additional photos. Now, what do I do? Why did I go through all the effort […]

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Organizing Research

Cleaning Out The Inbox With Family History in Mind

I’m a little embarrassed by this but hopefully, others can relate. I, um, have a genealogy inbox folders on several email accounts. Believe it or not, I have one email account that I’ve been using since at least 2004, if not earlier. Shock! Most people switch their email addresses MANY times in 8 years. Recently […]

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Memorabilia
Photo Friday

Understand the Concept of Playing with Light When Photographing Family Keepsakes

Last week, I wrote about the hardest thing I have photographed. I had to say, ‘good enough’ and be happy. This week, I wanted to share one of my favorite things I’ve photographed. It was with this particular session that taught me a little bit about the concept of playing. Remember the post about photographing […]

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Scrapbooking

Including Family Tree Fan Charts in Heritage Scrapbooks

I truly believe a family tree should be included in heritage scrapbooks. If you missed last week’s post about a Family Tree Pages, click HERE. The question is, “how to do it?” I recommend NOT including a gigantic tree. Keep the tree simple. In a previous post, I recommended using a photo-based tree. This week, […]

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Brick Walls

Mystery Monday: Mrs. Robert Comfort of Canada

A while back, a kind person was trying to track down the relatives for a photograph that she had. She found me through RootsWeb Connect. She had a photo for a Mrs. Robert Comfort and wanted to return it to the rightful owners. Mrs. Robert Comfort Photographer:  E. Poole studio in St. Catharines This woman looks […]

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Memorabilia
Photo Friday

The Hardest Keepsake I’ve Had to Photograph

As you’ve seen in my Photo Friday series about memorabilia photography,  I am learning a lot. If you’ve missed any of those posts, click HERE. What’s the most difficult thing you’ve tried to photograph? For me, it was this sparkly hat that I wore when I was a member of the color guard in high […]

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Gravestone photos

Tombstone Tuesday: Do People Place Stones Before They’ve Died?

Tombstone Found in Green Lawn Cemetery I’ve come across several stones that have only one date on them. I’ve often thought that perhaps these stones are children who died on the day they were born. But now, I’m not so sure. The date on this stone, Jan 29, 1912, could be a birth date and […]

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Gravestone photos

Photographing Gravestones When Flowers Get in the Way

I’m enjoying my journey into gravestone photography for genealogical documentary purposes. Wow, that’s a mouthful. Yes, I like taking cemetery photos and sharing them with family history researchers. I do my best to respect the ‘rules’ of cemetery photography. Do not do further damage to the stone. Walk softly and clean off bird poop before […]

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