Episode 59: The Vivid-Pix Fix and a Contest

Vivid-pix Restore has a new tool for users.  You can attach metatag to your images.  If you haven’t tried Vivid-Pix Restore, you’re missing the Vivid-pix fix. Basically you select an image to add it to the program and in seconds you see nine versions of your image. Pick the fix that seems right to you…

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Episode 58: Organizing Your Photos with Christopher Desmond of MemoryWeb

I have thousands of pictures on my desktop, my phone, and online. Finding exactly the right image to share with relatives was a nightmare. It could take days to scroll through all the pictures for just the right one. Then Christopher Desmond introduced me to MemoryWeb.  I remember thinking how can one product do so…

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Episode 57: Family Pictures USA with Producer Don Perry

You’re going to love my guest, Don Perry of the very successful new show on PBS, Family Pictures USA.  It’s about people, places, photographs and the stories that connect them.  Family Pictures USA travels across America showing us the connection between family photographs and family stories. Related Episode: Episode 39: Finding Identity and Connection in…

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Episode 56: Disaster Preparedness For the Family Photo Archive

As I watch the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian, I’m worrying about the next disaster.  My mind is thinking about When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States in 2012. It was not the powerhouse storm that Dorian is, but the effects were felt all the way into New England. On the New…

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Episode 55: Photos of Our Mill-Working Ancestors with Joe Manning

In the early twentieth century child laborers worked in mills across America. Perhaps your ancestors did too. It’s possible. In 1900 more than 1.75 million children aged 10 to 15 were employed. A photo of your ancestor might exist. I’m a big fan of this week’s guest, Joe Manning. He finds the photos and connects…

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Episode 54: Family Reunion Photos – Sorting the Clues

In August, I dedicated all my podcast episodes to family reunion focused activities and guests. Since it’s Family Reunion season, that means we’re pretty likely to be posing for a group portrait.  It’s part of most reunions…a visual gathering of everyone at the event. We have dozens of pictures of my husband’s family reunion attendees.…

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Episode 52: Our Picture-Taking Ancestors with Peter Dumas

https://vimeo.com/348901294 Our past is for sale. Our parent’s stuff and previous generations as well.  You can find the most amazing things at flea markets. That’s what New Englander’s call these outdoor sales.  I regularly visit two of these. In the summer months, the Providence Flea occupies a small space on the waterfront. If it’s there.…

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Episode 51: Family Reunion Planning with Edith Wagner of Reunions Magazine

Does your family get together for family reunions?  My husband’s family does. Every other year the clan gathers and a key part of the planning revolves around activities. We usually have a set schedule of what happens when.  It’s part tradition and part common sense planning.    My guest today is one organized woman. She’s the…

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Episode 50: Scan My Photos with Mitch Goldstone

Scanning photos can be tedious work especially when you’re digitizing slides. Imagine that there was a service that could do it for you. I’m not advocating sending out your original 19th century photos for scanning but there no reason why you couldn’t use a service for late 20th snapshots and for all those slides. That’s…

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