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Scuttlebutt

The place for the latest. The scoop. The buzz. I will be posting articles related to labeling, preserving, and recording genealogical artifacts. First up will be the following topics: Watermarking photos, a consideration. See: WHY WATERMARK? Distinguishing between truth and fact. See: TRUTH OR FACT Preserving original documents. See: DOCUMENT AND PHOTO PRESERVATION HOW TO FIND NEWS: Click ...

Why watermark?

Watermarking online photos Why include your John Henry? What follows is MY OPINION only. This is a discourse on why I choose to mark my photos. I have been the recipient of photo thievery on Facebook. I have been the recipient of photo thievery on Ancestry. I claim the status of amateur photographer; I do ...

Unsolved mysteries

One of our most frustrating genealogical mysteries is the identity of this woman. If possible, click on the photos to see a larger view. I first thought these are photos of the same person, and I'll get to that soon. My confusion stems from the fact that these very similar-looking women are identified differently or ...

Solved! Or is it?

When you "solve" a mystery You've downed gallons of coffee, torn out your hair, checked and rechecked sources, searched for family members, made contact, but... Face it: You're addicted and you HAVE TO KNOW. You cannot let it go. You think about it all the time. You decide to check just one more lead...and the ...

Trinkets & treasures

WHAT ABOUT THOSE HARD-TO-CATEGORIZE COLLECTIBLES? Inevitably, there are items that end up collecting dust. Some are hard to use in the present; a smaller, easier, or more versatile item has taken its place. Others will always collect dust. Still, there are ways to help your children learn how their ancestors lived. Can anyone guess the ...

Cousin corner

HI! I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE. I created this space just for YOU. I've been thinking about creating a gathering place to connect, share, and learn our history together. I've met several of you online, and, while email is fine, it creates a multiple sharing issue. I'm hoping to switch from regular email sharing (with potentially ...

Photos for profiling

My grandmother Lalla was quite photogenic. She was a fashionista in her day, and I never tire of looking at her through the stages of her life. My children will never know her, and while that makes me sad, there are ways to remedy this dilemma. Looking at our collection of photos, it baffles me ...