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19
Jun

The inspiring story of how a little boy’s question sparked a photo scanning app with millions of downloads

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Dad, where are your old photos?  On a warm summer afternoon, a 6 year-old boy in Tel Aviv, Israel asked his father, “Dad, I’d like to see what you looked like as a kid. Can you show me some pictures?” At once Yair was filled with nostalgia, but also dread. Although he knew old photos of him […]

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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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08
Jun

This Startup May Have Created the Easiest Way to Guarantee That Your Family Stays In Touch

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I love getting mail – real mail, that is. There’s just something fun about walking down my driveway, opening my mailbox, sifting through piles of junk mail and discovering a handwritten note addressed to me. It makes me feel special, cared for and loved. Human handwriting –those unique scribbles and scrawls and signatures–is the secret sauce that makes mail magical. When someone […]

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05
Jun

The Surprisingly Simple Trick to Getting Your Loved Ones to Talk about Family History

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  Every year on January 1, millions of people around the world vow they will start journaling and documenting their life. Hundreds of people also commit to asking their loved ones about their lives and family histories. In fact, journaling is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions. But by March, most people have given up […]

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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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01
Jun

A Rare Vintage Portrait of a First Communion Conveys an Angelic Mood

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This community of photo lovers, family historians, and memory-keepers of all types continues to inspire us daily! You share such beautiful family photos and stories. . And speaking of beautiful photographs, look at this one of @peregrineblues grandmother on her holy first communion. . She was such a beauty, all the way until she passed […]

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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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