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19
Jun

Uncovering Family Memories Made During Long Summer Days and Captured on Kodachrome

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This Kodachrome slide was taken by my Father, Jim Bailey in 1963. It shows my sister Kathy Bailey and my brother Steve Bailey in the backyard of the family house in Kent, Ohio, long before I was born. . Our dad studied journalism and photography at Kent State University, and worked as a reporter and […]

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15
Jun

This Vintage Family Portrait Reminds Me to Remember That My Stories Started Before Me

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Always remember this: your story started before you. . This is a portrait of my paternal family, circa 1920s. My great granddad is in the black suit. . They had just started a new life in America, after traveling here from Barbados. They came seeking life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. . I often […]

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14
Jun

When You Grow Up with Your Grandpa, You Get Amazing Family Photos Like This One

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He just turned 92, but if you ask him, he says 93. He still drives, emails, has two Facebook accounts, does all the cooking and takes care of my Gramma. (She is really going to be 93 this year!) . When I was a baby, he used to sing to me and walk me up […]

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10
Jun

A Portrait of my mother as a young woman

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This lovely lady is 91 years young today! . Every year on her birthday she would be presented with a peony from this garden. . On her necklace is a basketball shaped charm, a gift from her steady fella at the time, captain of the team. When this snapshot was taken, she was 16 years […]

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05
Jun

How a Funeral Led to One of the Largest Scanning Services in the World

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On our quest to save family photos, we run into kindred spirits. We meet like-minded people who are passionate about preserving photos and the stories they tell. They inspire us; they challenge us; they keep us going. And often, their stories surprise us! That’s why we were thrilled to connect with the founders of ScanCafe, who shared […]

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27
May

Photos Can Capture Something about Our Families that we Never Knew

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This photo of my mother captures a person I never really knew. . It was taken by my father in the early 1950s, when they were newlyweds living in a duplex on Lovers Lane. . He dreamed of being a photographer, but it took more than a decade (and the end of their marriage) for […]

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26
May

Throwback Thursday is More Meaningful When We Discover Family Photos

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I’ve been a nature girl all my life. . Despite growing up in a big city, I feel like I am most at home when I’m exploring nature. . My first trail “hike” was at four months old, tucked in a carrier on my dad’s back. He carried me up to the top of Vernal […]

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25
May

How are you digitizing your old family archives so your photos are preserved?

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How are you digitizing and preserving your priceless family archives? Are you scanning them yourself? Or are you outsourcing? We want to hear from you! . I spent last weekend sifting through mountains of photos, albums and memories with my Mom while starting the scanning process. So far I’ve learned that those old, thick, faded […]

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24
May

Family Photos are Magic Mirrors that Reveal Reflections of Our Family History

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My grandma loved style, and she had loads of it. . Knowing how poor her family was, I marvel at how put together she always managed to be, without exception. . She was a huge fan of lipstick and wore it until the day she left us at age 95. I still have a gold […]

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22
May

Memorializing Family Heroes Sometimes Starts with One Simple Snapshot

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Our family just celebrated the life of this kind, generous man. I was lucky enough to adopt him as my own grandfather when I married my husband Charley in 2001, and I knew he was a treasure from the moment I met him. Pop personified the word “service” as he gave of himself unceasingly to […]

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