Episode 71: Colorizing the Past with The Photo Alchemist

Way back when colorizing photographs was a controversial topic. Should they or shouldn’t they be colorized?  Now there is wide public support for the process. It’s done digitally, not like our ancestors adding color with artist materials.  You can find whole collections of images of historical events looking like they were taken yesterday in eye-popping…

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Episode 70 : Preservation Hacks and New Masterclass

What are your plans for 2020? I have a few. From reviewing my podcast episodes from last year to expanding educational offerings, this year is going to be full of chances to chat with me at conferences and connect through Masterclasses. In this episode, I review the most popular podcast episodes of 2019. Photo scanning,…

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Episode 69: Digital Photo Organizing with Memory Web

In the old days, we’d print our photos and hopefully write identifying information on the back. Some folks would add them to albums.  Then print photos became old-fashioned and digital images became popular. We took thousands of new photos and scanned the old. Our hard drives and cell phones are full of photos with no…

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Episode 68: 52 Weeks of Ancestors with Amy Johnson Crow

Have you ever wished you had time to write your family history? My guest today has a way of encouraging you to tell your family story in manageable bites. It’s her popular 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks program. She supplies the prompts and you write, blog, scrapbook, or Instagram something about an ancestor each week. There’s no pressure…

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Episode 67: Solving Photo Mysteries

On stormy winter afternoons, my Mom would drag out the boxes of family photos and would reminisce about fifty years of family history. My sister and I would pick photos out of the box and ask her to tell us about the people in them. One thing would lead to another. It wasn’t about the…

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Episode 65: Lost Films Needs Your Help! With Eli Savada

I’m fascinated by re-discovered history be it photographs, places, or films.  Motion Picture history is a lot more varied than many of us realize. In the early years of the movie industry, production studios were all over the country. Unfortunately, most of that history is now lost. The Library of Congress and museums and archives…

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Episode 64: Save Your Pictures with the Right Stuff

Caring for your photos and heirlooms just got easier.  It used to be difficult to find the right supplies. The materials safe to use with your pictures. Well, guess what?  Gaylord, the company that might just be the oldest archival supplier, launched a line of products for genealogists. Did I mention they have knowledgeable staff…

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Episode 63: A Few Of My Favorite Photo Tools

At this time of year, I’m busy making lists of ingredients for Thanksgiving but I’m also starting to think about the holiday season. I have a few gift suggestions for the family historians on your list.  Some fit in a Christmas stocking, others are online. You might want to drop a few hints to the…

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Episode 62: The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr with Susan Holloway Scott

November is National Novel Writing month aka NaNoWriMo. Have you ever thought about writing your family history?  Well…now might be the time to start. My guest is an author who weaves fiction and non-fiction together into historical fiction. Real people live in her pages with a fictionalized context. Her stories are compelling reading.   At our first…

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