All posts by karenlee

Her tongue was as sharp as her pencil. Stop by and meet our Malevolent Matriarch!

Scanning, negatives, labeling, storage, and journals

Properly preserving, labeling, storing and more Scanning Photos take a lot of time to scan and label. Some are quite large and cannot be easily scanned. My photography skills come into play here--or lack thereof--and this can be a challenge. I've managed to take photos with my cell phone of most of the larger, awkward ...

Creating a new document

Using Google Drive Creating a "new" document (or, a slideshow) A post about creating a new document in Google may seem unnecessary, but for those not particularly tech-savvy, it may come in handy. Or, maybe you are tech-savvy but don't want to start a blog. Back to preserving your family history for a moment, I ...

About submitting your documents

Using Gmail Compatibility using Google and Gmail For our purposes here, when sharing and editing documents, it will be most advantageous for you to use your gmail account. If you do not have gmail, the system will ask you to create an account within 14 days in order to see a shared document, and this ...

Seemingly disconnected artifacts

Using random keepsakes What to do with a pile of seemingly disconnected artifacts You've dusted the keepsake box. You've brought it downstairs and emptied its contents. You've carefully spread them in front of you, and, well, you begin to feel helpless. You have a hunch this one may will take some effort. "File 13" never ...

What’s in your attic?

RECORDING FAMILY HISTORY USING HEIRLOOMS AND OTHER COLLECTIBLES You are in the right place if you have a large collection of heirlooms, and if you look at it periodically and walk away, frustrated, and if you’re tired of the piles of unorganized documentation, and if you want to record your history for your kids but ...

Stories and profiles: Create a timeline

There are no doubt ancestors about whom you know little. I posted recently about my great grandma, Bertha Servatius. I hoped someone would see it and offer something, anything, to help. I'm still searching, but a question came to mind when putting together this section of the blog. How does one go about giving an ...