Tag Archive for family history

Flickr Groups – a delightful research tool

One of the many things I love about Flickr is Groups. There are groups for just about any subject imaginable. My favorite is the Historic Florida group. Not only are the photographs fabulous, but often the photographers will include information on the subject of the photo too. Then there’s the discussion section of the group…

Scrapping Keynote: A Living History

Not long after I got my iPad, I spent a whopping $27 for an electronic book titled Digging into WordPress, the blog software I use to run the Gazette. Why would I spend this much money on an ebook? Because the authors promised a free updated copy of the book each time WordPress released a…

Scrapshot: Behind the Alligator Farm

Here’s a look at a continuing family history project – Behind the Alligator Farm. I’ve been writing posts for years telling stories about the neighborhood and town where I grew up and now I’m pulling them together into a book. The format is a modified scrapbook design – heavy on text but with with graphical…

Little Stories

Yesterday, while sorting through some of The Family Archive, I stumbled onto this little jewel from our time in Germany. I worked for Boston University’s Overseas Programs which was headquartered at Hammonds Barracks – about halfway between Mannheim and Heidelberg. It’s a decorated egg shell created by the husband one of my co-workers. He made…

Storytelling

On the Apple home page today is a gorgeous video presentation – What will your verse be? – that challenges us to create our own “verses” in the story of our world. Of course, they would prefer we do it using Apple products, but still it’s quite inspirational. I must admit that I am finding…

From the Archives: Sharing Treasures

Sharing your digitized family archives can be a challenge. I’m looking for ways to organize and present my grandfather’s letters so other family members and research cousins will also have access to them.

The Family Yearbook – Timing

The problem with the holiday newsletter is that it arrives at one of the busiest times of the year. Often I don’t get a chance to really sit down and read the newsletters we receive until after New Years as we’re taking down the decorations and putting things away. I love the idea of a…

Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is less than 100 days away. Looking for some heritage gift ideas? You’ll find some great ones here along with resources to make it happen. Most of these are fairly simple to create – it’s finding the perfect photos that takes the most time.

iPhone Baby Book

Busy moms are juggling kids, jobs, activities and pets. Finding time to start – let alone maintain – a baby book is a challenge. I see a lot of moms using their app phone and Facebook to capture and share all those special moments. I like the phone part of that but Facebook? The thought…