Genealogy: Print It!

When I’ve written about scanning family photographs in the past, I was promoting ideas like scanning a relative’s photos while you are on vacation, scanning as a form of preservation, and scanning in order to see important details up close. Today, I want to talk about printing copies of the scanned photographs that only live in your computer.

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Field Trip: BYU Book Conservation Lab

Have you ever wondered how a large academic library keeps the most frequently used books in its collection in good condition? Who takes care of the rare volumes? I got to find out when the head conservator of the Harold B. Lee Library, my friend Christopher McAfee, offered me a behind the scenes tour! Continue reading

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Kingsport: Come on in, the water’s fine!

It’s summertime! Time for swimming pools and slip ‘n’ slides, trips to the lake and wading across creeks. The newest archival exhibit at the Kingsport Public Library is all about ways to cool off on hot summer days.

Bathing babies from the Red and V.L. Cloud scrapbooks c.1930s (Spoden collection KCMC 516)

Bathing babies from the Red and V.L. Cloud scrapbooks c.1930s (Spoden Collection KCMC 516)

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Genealogy: Independence Day

The pages of a 1918 letter were photographed for me by a cousin, which I mentioned back in this post, and I thought it would be fitting to transcribe the letter for my family and readers on this Fourth of July. My great uncle Ena Camille Carrier (1891-1960) served in World War I. Continue reading

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Archives: Conference Wrap-up

Saturday, 11 June 2016 Today, I got to witness some fine scholarship and a few really well-executed presentations. But, after two and a half days of conference/hotel food, it’s ok that things have come to an end. Continue reading

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Archives: Let the Conference Begin

Thursday night, 9 June 2016 The Mormon History Association Conference 2016: Practice started with a reception and entertainment by The Lower Lights, a 10-piece folk/gospel band that was outstanding. Continue reading

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Archives: Conference Adventure

If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you might know that I’ve been researching missionary diaries for an article I’d like to write and that along the way to writing it, I am first presenting a paper on my initial findings to the Mormon History Association. The time has come. The conference is here! Continue reading

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Kingsport: American Red Cross

One day UPS delivered a box to the Kingsport Archives. Inside that box was a dress form.

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Kingsport: Press Clippings

From its founding in 1922 and for the next eighty years, the Kingsport Press was essential to the economic life of Kingsport, Tennessee.

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Genealogy: On the Job

I’ve been working on documenting my mother’s paternal line, lately. What is so great about using FamilySearch is that the more sources you attach to an ancestor’s page and the more vital information you include, the more the system works to make connections between your ancestor and available digitized records. Continue reading

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