Month: March 2015

Memorabilia

Photo Tip: Photograph All Sides of Your Rings

Have you noticed that besides the top of a high school or college ring, there are two sides? You should take time to photograph both sides to preserve the family history nuggets contained therein. The Power of Photographing All Sides of Your Rings In a previous post, I discussed the value of photographing all sides […]

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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 Challenges of Photographing Jewelry

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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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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