Memory Keeping

Memory Keeping
Preserving
Writing Family History

Give Your Photos, Stories

Let’s be brutal. Photos without stories are worthless. They are no better than the photos in picture frames you buy off the shelve with people you’ve never met and they probably didn’t know before the photo shoot. Here are six tips to give your photos value by recording the story the photographer captured. 1. BE […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Preserving

Spare 15-minutes to Digitize Your Family Treasures

What enables easy sharing of your genealogical research, ensures backup of your discoveries, prepares for an emergency, and simplifies inheritance?  If you guessed digitization, give yourself a pat on the back. In 2008, a massive flood that drowned parts of Cedar Rapids, Iowa impacted my friend. Before the waters submerged her neighborhood, she had time […]

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Memorabilia
Memory Keeping

5 Tips for Recording the Stories of Your Heirlooms

Do you have walls and shelves filled with family knick-knacks and keepsakes? Do you have attics and closets with heirlooms preserved with bubble wrap and specialty boxes? It’s time you spend a little time thinking and recording the meaning behind each family treasure before they become clutter and junk. Heirlooms have the power to bind […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Organizing Research

If Family History Matters, It Should Be Organized

For several months I’ve focused on family history for busy people whether they are parents, grandparents, single adults. The purpose of this invitation to all, including those with full calendars, is that if your family matters, your memories should be preserved and the sooner, the better. Some say childhood memories never fade. From MyStatus360 But […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Organizing Research

Grow With Me Boxes Preserve Childhood Memories

“I didn’t realize how I had saved for my oldest son and my younger daughters have so little.” Do you say these words as a mother of multiple children? Or do you feel overwhelmed with the school and artwork that your kids bring home or produce? Do you wonder how you can preserve the precious […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Personal History

Overcoming Tech Barriers in Journaling

Journaling. Many people hate journaling because of the limitations they feel in creating the book of thoughts. Perhaps you like to speak rather than type or write. Perhaps you like to hand write rather than type but would prefer the end product to be a printed book. Will you let those factors prevent you from […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Personal History

Guilt Free Multi-Tasking Personal History With Social Media

Chances are you’re still feeling guilty about not keeping a journal or preserving your personal history. But today is the day to stop feeling the ghostly fears of unaccomplished tasks and accomplish something today! If you have shared your life, your dogs, your food, or your genealogy findings on Faceobok or Twitter, you can turn […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Personal History

Journaling With Blog Books

One of the advantages of blogging about your life or your ancestor’s lives is that you can create one ‘letter’ and then share it will all of your family members, friends, and others. Gone are the days when you wrote one letter and then made copies to send to everyone and hope they didn’t feel […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping
Personal History

5 Apps to Preserve Your Daily Memories

Knowing the benefits of journaling is one thing. A journal can help you evaluate and change your life right now, reflect on the past and treasure memories, or record your personal history for your future descendants. You know these benefits, but finding ways to keep a journal is a different matter. Or is it? With […]

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Busy Lives
Memory Keeping

Busy Mom Memory Keeping Compilation

Memory Keeping when you’re a busy mom of young ones underfoot, tweens that you chauffeuring all over, or some combination of the two while keeping a house clean and a job paying the bills is a challenge that’s rarely accepted. But, no need! There are many solutions to memory keeping, you just need to find […]

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