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Sharing Memories

After you’ve made and recorded memories, sharing them is the next step.

Review: greetingStory by Pass It Down

It’s always exciting when the UPS truck stops at your house, isn’t it? Recently he stopped at my house and dropped off a package from Pass it Down. They sent us a preview of their new greetingStory line of cards. We had seen samples of these at RootsTech earlier this year, and now we have the opportunity …

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Storytelling might be bad for academia but it’s good for people

I read an interesting article yesterday titled, “Oral History and How It Makes Learning Less Effective, Study Shows.” The article made a couple of different points: Oral history is becoming more popular in some countries, including the US. A study found that those who listened to the stories being told didn’t meet the educational standards hoped for. This …

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How-to: The best practices for managing digital photos, part 2

Part one covered the more common file formats for managing digital photos. You can read it here. Talking about file formats was a little tech-heavy, this part is less techy (I think). We’ll talk about image resolution, where to store photos, how to digitize printed photos and how to share digital photos. Let’s jump right …

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How-to: The best practices for managing digital photos, part 1

When it comes to managing digital photos, technology can be a blessing and a curse. The good news is, it’s up to you to decide which it will be. One of the challenges – or curses – is knowing that technology can simplify some part of life, but not knowing how to actually use it …

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Harriett Thornton Hicks 100th birthday

Using funerals to gather family stories

Funerals are a delicate subject and a difficult time. In some cases, grief may be too all-consuming to do anything other than survive. But in other cases, they provide a golden opportunity to gather family stories. Be prepared. Be respectful. Depending on the particular funeral format, there may be several ways in which stories of loved ones …

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Family Strong

How Storytelling Creates Stronger Families

The disappearing art of family storytelling is a critical part of strong family foundations. Children who learn from family storytelling tend to be more resilient and better able to overcome challenges. They have higher self-esteem and feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves. Children with these qualities are more likely to have a …

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Family Search Memories vs. Google Photos

Family Search Memories vs. Google Photos. Is it even a competition?

Not too long ago, Hilarie was asked how the FamilySearch Memories app compared to Google Photos for photo storage. The person she was talking to said she wasn’t terribly familiar with either, but from what she did know, they sounded like similar, possibly competing products. We promised to look into it and find out. So here …

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PhotoScan at work

How to quickly scan old photos using PhotoScan (infographic)

In late 2016, Google released a new app for both Android and iOS called PhotoScan. What problem does PhotoScan solve? Can you answer yes to any of these? I have multiple photo albums. (at least with this one, there is implied organization) I have multiple boxes of photos. I have a hard time sorting, finding …

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1961 Cannon Family picture post-play performance

Find the story behind the photo and capture it in a caption

One photo: Two lessons: 1. Every picture has a story.   2. It’s never too late to caption. This photo hung on my grandparents’ heritage wall of family photos for all the years I can remember. I always knew my mother as the darling ringlet girl, with her younger brother and of course, her parents- …

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How to save voicemail from your loved ones

Third in a series of posts to help you organize your family memories… Part 1 (7 steps to manage your photos) Part 2 (4 steps for curating home videos)  Part 4 (4 steps for digitizing old photos) Part 5 (Curating kids artwork) Last year, Save Family Photos shared a guest blog post that Hilarie wrote there. …

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