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02
Aug

Your Story is the Greatest Legacy You Will Leave

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“Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave…it’s the longest-lasting legacy you leave.” ~Steve Saint . Thinking of my parents as we remember and celebrate my dad, who passed away ten years ago. We honor his legacy on his tenth anniversary in heaven. . I love how happy my mom and dad are […]

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28
Jul

A Single Snapshot Captures a Friendship that Spanned Generations

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Some flashbacks are better than others, especially when they bring back memories of dear friends and family. . Here I am in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Alverno College. I’m on the left, my mom is on the right. One of my mom’s best friends, Sister Andre, is front and center. During her college years at Marquette […]

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26
Jun

Who Else Wants Some Good News about those Boxes of Deteriorating Family Photos?

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It’s a unique mix of magic and anxiety. It’s a moment of truth. It’s a feeling unlike any other. It’s an experience called NOSTALGIA. When we discover old family photos, we are given a passport to a place called memory. This experience is powerful – everyone can relate to it. Have you ever opened a closet in your parents’ […]

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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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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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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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09
May

Culling the Chaos – 9 Simple Tips To Organize Family Memories

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We’ve all been there. It usually looks something like this: you’re standing in front of an open closet having a minor anxiety attack because you see the amount of stuff stashed inside. Most families have a closet – or even an entire basement – like this. The “stuff” inside ranges from priceless photos to random memorabilia that someone in […]

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08
May

What is your most prized family photo?

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This guy would’ve celebrated his birthday this weekend. . This tintype of my grandad has been around for almost 131 years now. It’s been one of my dad’s prized possessions ever since I can remember. . My dad treasures this tintype of his father; the original is carefully tucked away in his valet. I remember […]

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