This is a guest post by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator The holidays are not far away and it’s time to start planning family history gifts for relatives and friends. Online photo services make it easy to create custom family tree charts, ancestor sketches, history books, and gifts from digital images. But what if you Read More
Denise May Levenick is the author of How to Archive Family Keepsakes (Family Tree Books, 2012) and How to Archive Family Photos (Family Tree Books, 2015) and owner of TheFamilyCurator.com blog and website. She presents workshops and seminars, and is the course coordinator for “Family Archiving in the Digital Age” at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.
by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator Sometimes you don’t have a choice when it comes to finding your ancestor in old photographs. You are happy to take anything, even if it’s a tiny face in a crowd of college grads or a stern-faced soldier in the back row of long panorama. Group photos present Read More
This is a guest post by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator Photographs are the treasures of any family history collection. Documents can verify kinship and share the details of everyday life, but photos allow us to see firsthand the same eyes or broad smile we inherited from our forebears. Organizing all those photos may Read More
Guest Post by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator Before the digital photo book there was the Real Photo Album. You’re holding an “antique” if you inherited an old photo album with soft black paper and a hand-tied string binding. The prints might have been artfully arranged and placed on the page with paper photo Read More
From the new book How to Archive Family Photos by Denise May Levenick, The Family Curator How many photos are stuck on your smartphone? The tremendous growth of digital photography is a mixed blessing for family memories. Instead of one roll of film that might last through an entire vacation, with today’s digital photos there’s Read More
With spring floods and hurricane season just around the corner, a recent episode of Genealogy Roadshow shared a story with a timely reminder for “genealogy preparedness.” New Orleans resident Andrew Sentilles came to the the New Orleans Board of Trade Episode of the PBS Genealogy Roadshows how looking for help to recreate the family history he lost when Read More
This is a guest post by Denise May Levenick. Did you turn your calendar to a new year and vow to get your genealogy papers and files organized? January is National Organizing Month, and a great time to review, revamp, and reorganize so you can spend your time looking for ancestors instead of misplaced papers Read More