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29
Nov

My Mom and Dad on their Honeymoon…with my Mom’s Mom!

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I love this picture. It’s my parents on their honeymoon along with…ta da…my mother’s mother! My grandfather took the picture. Why were my grandparents on the honeymoon? Because they went everywhere with my parents, and my father was a good sport about it. The wedding actually took place in February, so they postponed the honeymoon a […]

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28
Nov

Memories Make the Best Family Heirlooms

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Meet my paternal grandma, Rosemary Kooken White, pictured here as a toddler in the late 1920s. Rosemary had a Valentine’s birthday. She was the youngest of four, the little sister of two brothers and a sister. Her mother passed away when she was very young and her brothers stayed with their father. So Rosemary and […]

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27
Nov

A Vintage Snapshot of Family Memories in a Winter Wonderland

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Winter Wonderland, worthy of family memories! Thanks to my sis Janis for this one. That’s her on the left, and I’m the little one in the sled. When we cleaned out our mom’s house, I brought home this very same antique red sled, and it held pots of mom’s geraniums at my shop all this […]

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25
Nov

A Polaroid of My Mother Reminds Me Why Saving Family Photos is Important

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Ten years go by so fast. Your grandson is now nine and your granddaughter will be six at the end of the month. One of the biggest tragedies of my life has been the fact that you never had the opportunity to meet each other. This photo was taken with a Polaroid Pronto in 1977 […]

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24
Nov

Why We Should Never Grow Up!

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I’m about to embark on a huge, long journey and all I can think of is my grandparents. My grandpa had an amazing military career and was a great man, but today all I can think about is that everywhere he went, all over the world, he did handstands. I mean, he walked miles on […]

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20
Nov

Family History, Captured in a Family Portrait from Great Britain

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Meet my great grandfather William David Brown, who was born in 1892 in Scotland and married Daisy Benford in 1917. They met before World War I, probably through their fathers, who were both coachmen. They lived just around the corner from Buckingham Palace. William was already serving in the British Army at the outbreak of […]

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17
Nov

How Family Photos Can Help You Reconnect with Loved Ones and Restore Relationships

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I am the adult child of divorced parents, and the fact that I come from a broken family is a pretty good metaphor for our family photo archives. My dad had some, my mom had some, I had some, and my sisters had some. They were in albums, boxes, envelopes, and there were even handfuls […]

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15
Nov

Family Photos Help Us Stay Connected to our Past

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I have a special fondness for my mother who had, and still has, a special fondness for her grandmother, Ona Minerva Harding. I have always been mesmerized by history and especially my own family’s. We are all, I believe, just a part of those people and stories. I can see the love of my ancestors […]

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12
Nov

Are you Losing Priceless Family Stories? This Software helps you Capture Memories Before they’re Gone Forever!

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How many memories deserve to be saved and shared? Thousands of priceless family artifacts are hidden in attics and basements. From family snapshots to rare documents like birth certificates and marriage records, these artifacts are waiting to be discovered. As part of our RootsTech Profile Series, we’re sharing stories of families who collaborated with innovative […]

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12
Nov

Why I Believe Family History Begins and Ends with Our Memories

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I never understood why when someone died they were referred to as being late, the late Mrs. X, or the late Mr. Y. It’s a peculiar thing to me to call someone who’s passed away as being ‘late’ when almost always they’re gone much too early. Death and the passing of a person is such […]

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