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Memorial Day is a Time for Memories

Memorial Day is a Time for Memories

For many Americans, Memorial Day is the start of summer vacations, barbecues and outings. It’s the capstone of a three-day holiday weekend. Memorial Day, however, is much more than that for millions of Americans who remember those who died in service to the country. 

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Make the most of National Photo Month

Make the most of National Photo Month

Since 1987, May has been recognized as National Photo Month. That’s when the U.S. Congress officially commemorated May as the month dedicated to celebrating life’s special moments and records world history in the click of a button.

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Individual

Individual

This category is defined as a person over the age of 21 years of age who has been involved in digitizing, indexing, or otherwise electronically making previously unavailable genealogical materials accessible to other people.

Jim Powell, Jr.

There are tens of thousands of people digitizing, indexing, and preserving images of the past, whether they be document images, photographs, postcards, newspapers, and so many diverse records. New materials are literally discovered everyday. It takes the efforts of countless unsung heroes to organize and prepare these historical and genealogical treasures for preservation, and then to generate the highest quality digital images possible. The images then need to be indexed for ease of location, and transcriptions to fulfill placing them in context.

Our first individual winner in the Unsung Heroes Award is Jim Powell, Jr., of Waldo, Alachua County Florida. An employee of the Alachua County Clerk of Court, it was his love of history, programming experience, and photography that began his journey into digitizing the ancient records, and developing a huge multi-state group of dedicated volunteer who help clean up digital images, index them, and every-word transcribe their contents. Over 500,000 images have been digitized and are every-word searchable, and over 35,000 pages have been transcribed. Visit the Ancient Records: http://www.alachuaclerk.org/archive/default.cfm. 
http://blog.genealogyguys.com/search/label/Unsung%20Heroes%20Award%20Jim%20Powell

Individual – Youth

Individual – Youth

This category is defined as a person under the age of 21 years of age who has been involved in digitizing, indexing, or otherwise electronically making previously unavailable genealogical materials available to other people.

The Genealogy Guys and Vivid-Pix are aware of the desire of genealogical and historical societies to attract new members, and particularly younger people. Many approaches are being used to get younger people involved in learning about their ancestry, and the earlier the spark is lit the better. Many success stories result from family interactions. The sharing of stories, eliciting interest of family photographs, exposure to documents about ancestors and family members into geographical location, time period, and historical and social context help bring those people's into perspective and "bring them back to life.”

Our first set of Young People winners for the Unsung Heroes Award are four participants in a weekly county cemetery documentation effort. They come from Alachua County, Florida, and not surprisingly are another part of Individual Unsung Hero winner Jim Powell's genealogical passion.

 http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2019/03/unsung-heroes-award-young-people.html

Create Treasured Gifts in Minutes

Create Treasured Gifts in Minutes

1.  Look through photo albums for photo(s) that will delight loved one(s).

a.  Did your parents send out Holiday Cards?  –  Mine did…

b.  Here’s one of my sister and me from around 50 years ago.

c.  I’m able to create an inexpensive – but highly treasured – gift for mom and sister!

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Create Treasured Gifts in Minutes

Create Treasured Gifts in Minutes

1.  Look through photo albums for photo(s) that will delight loved one(s).

a.  Did your parents send out Holiday Cards?  –  Mine did…

b.  Here’s one of my sister and me from around 50 years ago.

c.  I’m able to create an inexpensive – but highly treasured – gift for mom and sister!

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The Places Your Ancestors Knew

The Places Your Ancestors Knew

Your Heritage

What’s inside you isn’t just your DNA, but also the life experiences passed to you by your ancestors – which were often played out all over the world. Revisiting the places your ancestors knew is life-changing, and preparation is key.

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Bring Everyone Together with Photos this Holiday Season

Bring Everyone Together with Photos this Holiday Season

The holidays are a great time for families to get together to share memories and to make new ones. Reliving holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or other holiday gatherings, can be fun and can create new traditions.

Why not turn Black Friday into a Family Memories Friday?

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Learn How Experts Describe Vivid-Pix RESTORE

Learn How Experts Describe Vivid-Pix RESTORE

Learn how genealogy experts Lisa Louise Cooke - Genealogy Gems, Allison Deprey Singleton - Genealogy Librarian, and Kenyatta Berry - Author and Host of PBS Genealogy Roadshow, describe Vivid-Pix RESTORE.

 

 

 

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Learn how to Restore your Family History

Learn how to Restore your Family History

Family and Friends Photos

Come in all colors, shapes, and sizes.

Some Memories aren’t photos

And can span 10, 50, and even 100 years.

Learn how to Restore your Family History!

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