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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 PhotoTree.com, 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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BillionGraves iOS App Now Available in 25 Languages

The following is from Billion Graves: Last month we announced our international collaboration with MyHeritage to make BillionGraves available to every person in the world. Today we are happy to announce the release of our BillionGraves app in the iTunes markets in 25 languages! That’s right, the BillionGraves app is now available in 25 languages!! […]

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Library and Archives Canada Launches Portal for Residental Schools 1885-1996

The following is from the Library and Archives Canada website: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is launching a single portal to provide access to photos related to Residential Schools, taken between 1885 and 1996. Some 150,000 Aboriginal children attended over 130 residential schools located across the country. The first set of published photos comprises about […]

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Abt. 15,000 Prints of the American Air Force in Britain during WWII Being Digitized and Posted Online

The following excerpt is from an article by Chris Elliott, posted in the February 24, 2014 edition of cambridge-news.co.uk. A massive online archive telling the story of the American Air Force in Britain during the Second World War is set to be pioneered in Cambridgeshire. It will be hosted by the Imperial War Museum at […]

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DOD to Preserve Historic Images

The following excerpt is from Jan. 17, 2014, http://www.defense.gov/ by Claudette Roulo: WASHINGTON – The Defense Imagery Management Operations Center recently signed a $5 million agreement to digitize, store and provide access to hundreds of thousands of historical images. DIMOC is the Defense Department’s central repository for visual imagery. It exists to preserve visual records […]

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Preserving Family Photographs

In another great webinar from Legacy Family Tree, Maureen Taylor, aka The Photo Detective, presented Preserving Family Photographs. Originally presented on May 4, 2011, Taylor gave background on photography form daguerreotypes to digital imaging, dealing with common dilemmas and  covering “everything a family photographer needs to know about caring for photographs.” Coverage includes “printing and […]

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Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Dauerreotypes, Ambrotypes, and Tintypes

Around the world, there are innumerable photographs of people, of ancestors, who are unidentified by name and date. Whether on a desk, in a drawer or closet, stuffed in envelopes, photo albums or stacked in a box, these images are waiting to be identified. Gary Clark of PhotoTree.com has been busy. He seems to be […]

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Past Preservers 2013 Photography Competition Now Underway

The following was received from Nigel J Hetherington with Past Preservers. We are looking for your favourite historical, archaeological or heritage photograph to add to our much anticipated and applauded annual Christmas card and calender competition. Your images can be funny, breathtaking, inspiring, sad, nostalgic; you choose, we and the public will be the judges! […]

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One Millionth Photo Received on New Free Family Photo Preservation Service Online

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch International, Salt Lake City, September 19, 2013 – Meet Ephraim Mecham. On September 10, 2013, this portrait of Ephraim Mecham became the one millionth photo uploaded to FamilySearch.org by contributors! And FamilySearch is pleased to announce with this major milestone that Ephraim’s photo, along with the other million […]

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