Month: June 2013

Memorabilia
Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Another Collectible Coin

I have another collectible coin. This one also left our home and was sold on eBay. Individually, each coin does not have a story to share and no connection for my husband. There is no story associated with why his ancestor collected these particular coins. Without the stories, things are just things. Gives more weight […]

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Tools

Links for Canadian Research

My Zumstein, Comfort, Marr, and Shafley lived in Ontario, Canada. It pays to know where to look for information about these ancestors. I am thankful to Cyndi’s List for all the effort she does there. This post is more for me to collect all my links into one spot and why. Could I use bookmarks? […]

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Scrapbooking

Heritage Scrapbooking: Creating Categories in Photoshop Elements

A Family History Scrapbooking can be done in 12 Simple Steps. One of the steps is to determine what topics you will cover in your album. I am working on two albums one regarding my Grandpa Lewis Sherman Brown and the other about my Grannie Louise Eleanor Long Brown. Categories created in Photoshop Elements Thus […]

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Memorabilia
Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Award Pins

f/5, exp 1/4, bias +0.7, ISO 80 Spot Focus metering My mother was my girl scout troop leader for many years. She encouraged the girls in my troop to earn and learn as much as we could. Last August, Mom gave me a collection of objects to photograph that related to her. She thought I […]

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Memorabilia
Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Tie Pins

I was having a hard time figuring out how to photograph my husband’s tie pins. I tried a white background that I used for lapel pins. But, it didn’t seem right. So, I had a great idea. If they’re tie pins, pin them on a tie! I know, novel idea, right? Okay, okay. You would […]

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Writing Family History

Zumstein Family History: Professor R Victor Zumstein

This is the third installment for my multi great-grandfather Robert Victor Zumstein. Previous posts discussed his earliest years or early adulthood. Doctor of Philosophy for Robert Victor Zumstein awarded by The State University of Iowa Jan 13, 1924 According to his diploma, Victor received a Doctor of Philosophy from the State University of Iowa (now […]

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Memorabilia

Photo Friday: Lapel Pins

When I think about fathers and adult men, I often picture them going to work or church in suits. Lately, I have come to notice the pins these men wear on their lapels and then I started thinking about all the pins I have been given over the years.  I earned these pins from academic […]

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Organizing Research
Tools

Organizing With Evernote

Sometimes when you’re drowning in family history research, it pays to get organized. As I looked for ways to be more organized with my research, I knew I needed something more than RootsMagic to organize the correspondence, thoughts, and whatnot that I’ve saved in my email ‘boxes’ for a decade. Organizing Genealogy Emails: One folder […]

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Writing Family History

Zumstein Family History: War, School, and Marriage for Robert Victor Zumstein

In case you missed it, part one of Robert Victor Zumstein‘s story is linked here. During World War I, more than 628,000 Canadians joined the armed forces. Two-thirds served overseas; 60,661 died. Victor’s enlistment is said to have been in 1913 with his discharge around 1918, If this is the case, he joined when he […]

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Memorabilia
Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Coins in Cases

My husband received a number of coins from a relative. He doesn’t collect these types of coins, so I was asked to photograph them for sale on eBay. The purpose was to quickly capture the photos to be sold. I did that. I also feel that the photos were done well enough to be used […]

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