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100 Best Photographs Without Photoshop

Warning – this entry has nothing to do with genealogy – but it’s worth reading. My good friend, Sam Colorassi, sent me a link that really made my day. It’s titled the 100 best photographs without photoshop. It takes a while to scroll through the photos, as you will find yourself stopping and having “ahh” […]

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The National Archives Announces Partnership to Digitize WWII Aerial Photography

The following is from the National Archives Press/Journalists webpage. November 2, 2015 Washington, DC… The National Archives today announced its partnership with the National Collection of Aerial Photography (NCAP) to digitize historic World War II aerial photography. For the first time, these historically valuable images will be made accessible online to anyone, anywhere. This partnership […]

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Ellis Island Immigrants – The Photographs

The following teaser in from an excellent article posted October 28, 2015 at the website. From 1892 to 1925, Augustus Sherman, the chief registry clerk of Ellis Island, took photographs of immigrants as they arrived in the United States. The photographs are striking for their display of the vast array of cultural backgrounds that […]

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Is This a Genuine Picture of Bob Ford and Jesse James?

The following teaser is from an article posted October 22, 2015 at the CNN website. CNN – A Houston forensic artist says she’s sure an old tintype owned by a Washington state family is that of Jesse James and his eventual killer, Robert Ford. “This photo was taken when the two men trusted each other […]

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Digital Archive of Life at Mount Holyoke College in the Early 20th-Century

Mount Holyoke College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has debuted a new online digital archive of about 2,000 rare photographs. The collection documents life at the college from 1899 to 1939. The photographs include pictures of the campus and community and women in a wide variety of academic and […]

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Bluesky Brings Old British Aerial Photos Online

The following press release is from View the History of Britain from the Air as Bluesky Brings Old Aerial Photos Online Thousands of aerial photographs of Britain, dating back more than seventy years, are now available online. Visitors to can now search, view and download images from the Old Aerial Photos collection, which […]

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New Akron, Ohio Photo Archive – Free For the Public’s Use

The following teaser is from An online treasure trove of photographs of Akron is now available — for free use by anyone — thanks to local photographer Shane Wynn and two nonprofits who work to give the city a boost. Wynn spent more than 40 hours last year taking the shots, capturing more than […]

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Savannah, Georgia Digital Images Now Available Online

The Blog of the Digital Library of Georgia has announced that the City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal Archives, through its online Digital Image Catalog, has made public all kinds of historic Savannah, Georgia digital images. Following is a teaser from an article on the blog: The City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal […]

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100,000 Original Mali Photographs to be Digitized

The following teaser is from an article posted April 21, 2015 at the Michigan State University website. Hoping to preserve cultural heritage and change Western thought on Africa, a Michigan State University researcher will use a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize 100,000 original black-and-white negatives of Mali’s most important photographers, dating […]

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Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques & Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians- with FREE PDF- 20% Off

From scanner or camera, digital images, namely photographs, have become a part of everyday life. Even older photographs, on paper or film, are commonly converted to digital format. Documents, letters, notes, books, and just about anything else on paper can be scanned and preserved in digital format. This include vital records. Opinions vary widely on […]

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Library of Congress Acquires Rare Civil War Stereographs

The following is from News from the Library of Congress: March 31, 2015: Selection of Images Now Online The Library of Congress has acquired 540 rare and historic Civil War stereographs from the Robin G. Stanford Collection. The first 77 images are now online, including 12 stereographs of President Lincoln’s funeral procession through several cities […]

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19th Century Card Photos KwikGuide: A Step-by-Step Guide to Identifying and Dating Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards

Photography, like any other “technology” has advanced in many distinct ways over it nearly 200 years of existence. In 1839 the commercial use of photography became a reality, and many different methods were tried and used to create permanent images. From metal and glass to paper and film, and ultimately digital media, the process for […]

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Bundle of 3 Valuable Old Photo KwikGuides Discounted 15% Thru Aug. 23

Family Roots Publishing Company has put together a bundle of the three popular Kwikguides used to date, identify, and get lots of useful historical information on your old photos – making them available at a discounted price with one low shipping fee. The bundle includes: 19th Century Card Photos KwikGuide: A: Step-by-Step Guide to Identifying […]

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Real Photo Postcards KwikGuide: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Real Photo Postcards of the 20th Century

In 2013, Gary Clark, of, had a very busy year. He seemed to be on a one-man mission to provide every detail a genealogist will need to identify, date, and restore old photographs of virtually every type and in a way to make the process as easy as possible. This was a lot of […]

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Forensic Genealogy – Revised

Forensic Genealogy – Revised was written to help genealogists dig deeper, examining sources with greater scrutiny to achieve greater success. Usually, when someone is said to be wearing the proverbial rose-colored glasses they are said to be viewing the world, or a situations, as better than it really is. The idiom suggests not positive thinking […]

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