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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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How to tell, share and grow your story with Twile

Twile is short for erstwhile, say our UK friends. We’ll take their word for it. I remember sitting down at the Innovator Showdown of RootsTech 2016 and being excited to see what would happen. It was my first time attending RootsTech. I had looked online to see who the finalists were, and there were several …

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Main hallway at RootsTech

RootsTech 2017 recap – stuff we liked

RootsTech 2017 In case you were unaware, RootsTech 2017- the largest family history conference in the world – was last week (Feb. 8-11). Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll have some in-depth posts about new and improved ways to capture and preserve personal and family stories and narratives. In the meantime, here’s the high level overview …

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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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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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