Month: June 2014

Memorabilia
Personal History
Treasure Chest Thursday

Treasure Chest Thursday: Aggie Baby Clothes

Family history is not soley about the people of the past. Today’s memories are tomorrow’s history. Such is the case with this item. It belonged to my eldest daughter. She wore these two items over a decade ago. Artifact photography doesn’t necessarily need an elaborate set-up. Natural light & white sheet! See I told you that […]

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FHforChildren
Inspiration
Personal History

The worst day of my life, The lessons for my posterity

Funeral home where the worst day of my life took place. 12 December 2012 was the absolute worst day of my life (thus far). My mother had passed away two days before, and I was at the funeral home. Despite how wonderful my parents were, they had a weakness. They were never good with money. The effects […]

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Organize Digital Photos by Folders
Organizing Research
Preserving
Scrapbooking
Sharing

Keep the Stories and Photos Together (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I shared how I keep my stories and photos together. At the beginning of the year, I shared how I record my Personal History Through Blog Books, then I scrapbook later. I hope you have enjoyed these two posts. If not, go back and read them again. One question a reader […]

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Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking: Marriage Page

If you read my book Create a Family History Scrapbook in 12 Simple Steps, you know that one topic page to include in a family history scrapbook about a single person is a page featuring their marriage. What do you do for your ancestors who eloped? Can you create a marriage page? Yes. Yes, you […]

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Preserving
Sharing

Consider a Donation to a University

When I was doing research regarding my great grandfather Professor R.Victor Zumstein, I decided to contact the universities where he attended and taught. Each university’s special collection’s department was courteous, though they had different amounts of resources.  Postcard with an elevated view of the horseshoe-shaped football stadium on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, […]

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Memorabilia
Personal History
Treasure Chest Thursday

Photographing Boy’s Blue Sweater for Family History

A few posts back, I shared how this photo was incorporated into a craft calling my hubby a “Chip of the Ol Block“. I am fortunate enough to have a mother-in-law who saved the sweater my husband wore in this photograph. The sweater was handmade by his grandmother, so, it was truly worth saving. I […]

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Organizing Research
Personal History
Scrapbooking

One Way to Keep Stories and Photos Together

Photos without stories are meaningless. It’s important to record the “hows” and “whys” a photographer snapped a picture in the first place. How can we keep stories and photos together for future generations? Write on the back of photos Write the information on the back of your printed pictures. If a picture is in an […]

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Scrapbooking

Peach and Green Themed Grandparent’s Scrapbook Page

Last week, I shared pages from my Grannie’s heritage scrapbook. The topic was mother’s pages. The week before was father’s pages. This week, I will share the two facing pages that feature Louise’s Grandparents. Credits:  altered background – Wishing for Spring; altered green & light green papers, swirl – Hello, Aunty; altered stitching  – Mother May I; brad-  Spa Holiday […]

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Gravestone photos

Tombstone Tuesday: John Long Has Two Stones

With a common name like John Long, it would be easy to confuse two people as one. However, I’m 95% certain that my 3rd Great Grandfather John Long has two stones. Here’s what I know about John W Long: b. 16 February 1805 in Lycoming, Pennsylvania d. 8 October 1870 in New Haven, Huron, Ohio […]

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