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Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part VII: Backing Up and Archiving Digital Files By Rachel Smith You have spent weeks or months digitizing your family’s photograph or document collections. You have meticulously labeled each file and placed them in a perfect organization system on your computer — only for disaster to strike. Your computer crashes and erases all of your […]

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Well, “Jell-O” There!

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Jell-O is a cheap product that can be found gracing the shelves of grocery stores. However, gelatin was once a time consuming and arduous task, generally only served by hostesses if they had a staff. Calves’ feet had to be boiled for hours, the fat skimmed off, the liquid strained and flavored, packed into a […]

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Corporal Arthur L. Morgan

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Corp. A. L. Morgan Co. E. 37th Engrs. Am. Ex. Force France I am stationed here for a few days, but the country furnishes us a good time especially the old buildings… Lovingly, Arthur (Vertical in center) Note the castle. We have been thru it. Postmarked December 28, 1918, this postcard was sent by Arthur […]

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Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part VI: Digitization and Importing By Rachel Smith In last week’s blog, we discussed the benefits of digitizing your family archive and the different kinds of technology you can use to do it. If you purchased a scanner, you want to ensure that you have downloaded its software to your computer prior to scanning. If […]