Category: Mechanics

Great! Now You Have a Digital Shoebox of Family Photos

Thanks to the services offered by companies like Memories Renewed, more and more people are getting their family photos scanned, converting them into digital assets. Awesome! That is a critical first step toward preserving important connections to your family’s past… little gateways into the people, places, and events that comprise your family’s history. After all, […]

Scrapbooking, Turbo-Charged

Are you ready to take scrapbooking to the next level? You do that through famsourcing. It’s not a typo. I’m talking about famsourcing – a new word we have coined that means “sourcing from everyone in the family.” It’s a play on crowdsourcing but a lot more personal – to you, to your family, and […]

Documenting Family Stories

Is it worth the effort? In short, yes. But seriously, how hard can it be?   Let’s take a look at that. But first, we’ll begin by understanding what makes family stories so worthwhile.   Deep down, you already know. In fact, you probably don’t even have to dig that deep. You can probably just scratch through the surface – like a gardener gently moving some topsoil […]

Getting Started with Getting Digital

Have a bunch of old photos or slides that you want to share with others, but they aren’t in digital format? You’re in luck. You have more options today than ever before, and it doesn’t have to be hard or expensive to do.  Here are some tips, whether you do it yourself or hire someone to help you. There are quality, cost and effort trade-offs to each […]

Family Questions with Answers for a Lifetime

Think about the last time you sat down with a family elder (or a bunch of them) and you passed around some old family pictures. Maybe they were of people and events familiar to you, or maybe they were recently unearthed photos that you were hoping to learn something about.   What comments did you all make as the conversation took place? What questions did you ask?  […]

Your Family Photos: How to Transform Them To A Living Legacy

Family photos. If you are like almost everyone, you have them! Great! And, like most people, when asked where a particular photo is, you may not really know. You have probably felt the pain too when trying to find that photo. It can be immensely frustrating! The issue of “Where are my photos?” is related […]

Technology Can Reveal Hidden Photo Treasures

Do you have some vintage family photos that you just cannot figure out? Who are those people? Where was it taken? When was it taken? What is going on? It used to be that, if you did not know, then forget it! You may as well throw those photos away. But times are different, and […]

When It Falls On Your Lap

Do you have a favorite family photo at home? Specifically, a vintage one? Perhaps of your grandparents? Or, your mother as a little girl? Or, your parents at your wedding? Most people do. I certainly do. In fact, my wife and I have the ones I just mentioned and many more old family photos hanging […]

Put the Fun in Family Narratives

Did you know that having a strong family narrative can be very beneficial to your children? Not only has it been proven to be good for their wellbeing, but establishing it can be fun to do.

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