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A Small Box of Old Film Negatives: Once Lost, Now Found

A Small Box of Old Film Negatives: Once Lost, Now Found

Years ago, I found two old rolls of uncut black and white film negatives in one of my dad’s old shoe boxes. The negatives were rolled around a thin sheet of paper in the Kodak box they came in. They must have been for the 40s or the 50s. Holding them up to the light, I tried to see if I recognized any of the images, but they were unfamiliar to me.  My dad had no clue what was on…

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How I Did It: Translating Foreign Language Documents When All I Know is English

How I Did It: Translating Foreign Language Documents When All I Know is English

You may be surprised to learn that I can read foreign language genealogy records…in five languages, no less, despite the fact that I don’t know any foreign languages.  How was I supposed to know back in the 1980s when I declined to take a foreign language elective in high school that it would come back to haunt me?  It never occurred to me that beyond reading street signs and menu items I would need a foreign language.  But then, genealogy…

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SNGF: Ancestors Geneameme

SNGF: Ancestors Geneameme

Tonight’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun posted by Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings is to fill out the The Ancestors’ Geneameme posted by Geniaus Blog. I promise that is the last time you’ll see posted twice in the same sentence. 😉 This is the list and instructions: The Ancestors’ Geneameme The list should be annotated in the following manner: Things you have already done or found: bold face type Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional) Things…

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