Month: March 2015

Memorabilia

Photo Friday: High School Rings Have Two Sides

Yesterday, I shared the importance of photographing all sides of a treasure, especially a ring rich in history and symbolism. Today, these photos are a follow-up to that reasoning. Columbus South High School 1996 Senior Ring Unlike my Aggie ring, I do not know the significance of the symbols for my mother’s high school ring. […]

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Memorabilia
Personal History
Treasure Chest Thursday

Treasure Chest Thursday: All Sides of My Aggie Ring

In the past four posts, I have shared some of the lessons I have learned with my new dSLR camera. Today, I wish to review something I posted three years ago, the concept of playing and photographing an object from different angles. Honoring the men and women who serve our country and are Aggies! Texas […]

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Brick Walls

One Name Study: Who else is in 1880?

Tessa Keough discussed the basics of a One-Name Studies in her webinar entitled “Who Does That?” An Introduction to One-Name (Surname) Studies. I loved the title and the question “Who Does That?” My answer is, “I do! Well, sort of.” In quickly researching the concept of searching for the occurrences of one name in one […]

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Scrapbooking

Autumn Tradition Heritage Scrapbook Pages

Howdy Y’all. It’s Devon, A Family History Fanatic, live from the Great State of Texas! I’m trying to remember my “Texan” roots because I completely forgot “Go Texan Day” (which marks the beginning of the Houston Live Stock Show & Rodeo), Texas Independence Day, and more. Yikes! I’ve been out of Texas too long folks. However, […]

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Genealogy 201

Learning What To Do Next

Can you believe that RootsTech 2015 was a month ago? I am certainly not ready to forget all the things I learned. This post might be followed up with a few other reviews of seminars presented. Karen Auman presented, “You’ve Mastered the Census Basic Search, Now What?” She was easy to listen to for this hearing […]

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Memorabilia

The Importance of White Balance When Photographing Family Treasures

f/5.6 exp 1/10 sec with +1 bias, ISO 100, 55 mm Focal Length Pattern Metering Mode, Manual White Balance (Cropped) This post is a follow-up to Jewelry on Black is Hit or Miss. Having had success working with a bracelet and medals using a white background, I decided to return to what I knew to see how […]

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Writing Family History

Writing a Simple Birth Story

When I started my Family History Writing Challenge last February, I wanted to turn the names dates and places into a story. Throughout the year, I built on that initial push to write the stories of my ancestors, resulting in my narrative project. Sadly, the majority of the individuals who could tell me stories were […]

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Appearances
Family History Consultant
Genealogy 201

Why Should I Prove It? – Beginner Genealogy

In “The Step Before We Search For Cousins,” I mentioned that before we tell people to look for cousins, they need to be told, “Prove It.” Now, I don’t mean to be critical of anyone’s campaign to involve more folks into family history and genealogy. I also think there is truth to the desire for some […]

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Inspiration
Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking: Compared To The Past

Oh the personality that comes to light when a child turns 18 months old! In my case, my energetic personality was shining brightly, as evident by the photos in this two page layout. Me at 18 Months (left page): The Birds and Bees kit by Just Saskia See my big, open mouth smile? You can […]

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The Step Before You Find Names
Appearances
Family History Consultant
LDS Topics

The Step Before Your Find Names

For many, family history isn’t worth doing because ‘it’s all been done.’ In recent years, a counter to that argument has been, “then search for your cousins” or “your work isn’t done until you can tell me how we’re related.” These are great retorts, but they often do not get to the meat of the […]

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