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Ancestor profiling using mixed methods

Creating ancestor profiles using mixed methods Using everything in your bag of tricks The premise of this blog is to use the documents and heirlooms in your possession to create a profile and write a story about your ancestor. It's about using items and artifacts you already have for one, to identify heirlooms, and two, ...

Grandaunt Bertha: Making a slideshow

Profiling when there is scant information Create a simple slideshow using what you have MEMORIES Dad used to say Bertha was a fabulous cook. I didn't have the pleasure of sitting at her dining table but once; however, I recall that visit. The year was 1980, and it was the only time I visited Aunt ...

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 ...