Don't you just love it? I was wandering around Flickr looking for some old photos I could use in our society publications when this popped up in my browser. It's awesome! You will need to follow the link to Flickr to see all the little "presents" under this tree. I'm sure each one has a … Continue reading Family Reunion
Those of us who have photographs, letters, journals and other writings from our ancestors are blessed with a view of their worlds that no amount of vital records can provide. These are precious treasures which we spend a lot of time, money and effort to preserve. But, what are we doing to document and preserve … Continue reading Writing for the Future
Did you know you can make movies with Keynote? Keynote for the Mac has a Record Slideshow feature that makes it easy to record your presentation and then export it as a movie. All you need is a headset. I use my iPhone earbud and it works just fine. The first step is to build … Continue reading Making Movies with Keynote
Anyone who has been to one of my presentations knows I'm not a big fan of bullet points. I prefer to show a lot of screenshots and examples. When I do include bullet points, they are seldom the main focus of the slide. Along the way I discovered Keynote - the presentations app in Apple's suite … Continue reading Keynote Storytelling
Today, photo books can include photos, scanned documents, graphic elements and even lots of text. This makes them great platforms for family historians to capture and share their family stories.
My great grandfather's scrapbook isn't pretty. It doesn't look anything like today's scrapbooks either. That doesn't prevent it from being a family treasure. It contains pages of newspaper clippings like the ones you see here. For the most part, these are articles he wrote for various papers and publications. As you can imagine, old newsprint … Continue reading Redefining the Scrapbook
If you look down the sidebar on any of my blogs, you will see the Creative Commons graphic. Follow the link to the license information and you will be pleasantly surprised that the license text is written in plain language. There is also a legal version of the license at the Creative Commons site and … Continue reading Creative Commons: Some Rights Reserved