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October 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Magnetic Photo Album Deterioration

We often hear clients complain they can’t remove their photos from those old inexpensive magnetic photo albums. Those are the ones with the pre-glued pages that you just stick the photos in and slide the plastic sleeve over the outside. While those may seem fast and easy, over many years the glue will have degraded and fused the back of the photo to the photo album page itself. Trying to remove it guarantees ripping your photo.

Several years ago there was a product on the market,…


Added by Stefani Twyford on October 17, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

The Daughters of the American Revolution

Yesterday I gave a presentation to one of the local chapters of the DAR, or Daughters of the American Revolution for short. If you’re not familiar with the DAR, there are chapters all over the country (as well as other countries) of women who can trace their direct lineage to someone who served in the Continental Army or gave material aid to the cause of freedom in the American Revolution. This organization is committed to preserving…


Added by Stefani Twyford on October 11, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

pbwiki has disappeared

Working on Module 3 of the Social Media course. One assignment asks you to create a wiki entry in pbwiki. When I went there, it did a redirect to yet someone earlier today posted an assignment for this. Wonder if it went offline last night at midnight?

Added by Lynn Morgan on October 10, 2011 at 6:07pm — 2 Comments

Capt.Matthew - son Robert - to my lineage

I was intrigued when I ran across your note to a Tom Taylor since that is also my name.  From your information, we are from the same family which goes back to Scotland, then Londonderry, Ireland, then New Hampshire.  Earlier today I ran across the notice for the reunion late last July.  My wife and I were in the US during August just as the gathering was finished.  In fact, seeing that you are from MI, we visited friends in Morenci as we passed by on the way to the mid-west.  I have been doing… Continue

Added by Thomas Arnold Taylor on October 10, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Skeletons in the Closet: What Do You Do?

Added by Susan Farrell Bankhead on October 8, 2011 at 7:42am — No Comments

Here Lies ... or Maybe Not

Added by Susan Farrell Bankhead on October 5, 2011 at 8:21am — No Comments

Childhood Holiday Memories

When I worked on my own autobiography several years ago, I used this technique which I sort of invented ( I say that because I’ve never heard of anyone else using it either in my background as a social worker or speaking with other personal historians). What I would do is to find an old picture of me from a time period that my memories were vague. I would look at the photo and start placing concrete things into my memory.

For instance, there is a photo of me taken on a piano bench…


Added by Stefani Twyford on October 4, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments


Added by Lisa Schaller on October 1, 2011 at 3:54pm — No Comments

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