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Trying to Date This Photo
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Photo Friday: Wish I Could Date This Photo

I received a photo album from my father’s cousin with photos that have been hidden for 20+ years. (Read more here) I’m not trying to date the photos in the collection, such as this one. This photo is new to me. I can quickly identify the older couple as George and Evaline Geiszler of Columbus, […]

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Photo of Robert and Helen Geiszler in 1958
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Photo Friday: 1958 Family Photo

I love this family photo of my father, Robert Paul Geiszler, Jr and his parents in 1958. Having never seen this photo, I love seeing the cheesy smile of my father who was about nine years old. Grandma Helen is stylish as ever. This is another new-to-me photo that was sent to me by my […]

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1940s Photo of George and Helen Geiszler
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Photo Friday: Grandpa and Grandma Geiszler

George Geiszler and Helen Zumstein married on 9 June 1945 in Covington County, Kentucky, United States. They were from Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio prior to their marriage and lived in Columbus for the rest of their life. Yes, they eloped! This is another version of a photo taken after their elopement but was included in […]

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Unboxing the Past
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Unboxing the Past

On 18 May 2018, I opened a box that I received from my father’s cousin. This box had resided in her mother’s home for nearly 20 years and too many years in her own garage. Garage! Yikes. Why would the photos be in the garage of my dad’s aunt and cousin when he was an […]

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Happy Mother’s Day Lura Long

  When I think of mothers on my family tree, Lura Smith tops the list of those I look forward to meeting in the afterlife. She is the adopted mother of my Grannie, Louise Eleanor Long.  Grannie adored Lura. Lura was married to Harry Howard Long (1883-1937). The couple married in Columbus, Ohio on Jun 19, […]

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Photographing a rhinestone crown
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Preserving

How I Photographed My Teenage Treasure

If reflective jewelry is hard to photograph, then rhinestone crowns are a close second. But I was able to accomplish my goals so I can share with you what I learned. Why do I have a crown in the first place? I was a teenage beauty queen with dreams of being crowned Miss Teen USA. […]

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lightbox photo of military bracelet with overlay "grab a camera and preserve your keepsakes"
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Preserving

Grab A Camera And Preserve the Keepsakes

Family history can be found in the keepsakes that belonged to our ancestors and that are in our homes or those of older living relatives. Do you have a digital camera that’s sitting in a box somewhere and you’re afraid to use it? It’s time to grab that camera and take some beginner shots of […]

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Memorabilia
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Lessons Learned From First Photo Session

The post Photo Friday: New Camera First Attempt shares how I began the switch to a more professional camera. For the first memorabilia photo session, I started with a pearl ring that I received after winning a local beauty pageant. I thought the ring would look lovely with a black background mounted on a ring […]

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Mission Pamphlets

The resources available to assist missionaries in planning lessons and messages were numerous when my husband served a mission. Missionaries these days have a different collection of resources. And, in ten years or so, there might be even more changes. I thought it was important to photograph the materials he used to teach those he […]

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Photographing Chinese Language Helps

Mandarin Chinese Language Resources Last week I shared about the scriptures that my husband used to study the gospel while on his mission. This week I’m sharing the resources he had to help him learn the language contained in those scriptures. He had flash cards, a ‘common words’ book, and other manuals to help learn […]

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