Sunday, September 17, 2006

Carnival of Genealogy, 8th Edition

Welcome to the September 18, 2006 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for this edition of the Carnival is Family Photos. I want to say a great big thank you to Denise Olson and Susan Kitchens for submitting articles to the Carnival. These gals really know their stuff and I think you'll enjoy reading from their blogs. So without further ado, lets get on with the Carnival!

Denise Olson presents Social Networking: Photo Sharing posted at Family Matters, saying, "Looking for information on your mystery photos? Post them to Flickr for visibility."

Denise Olson slso presents Map your photos posted at Family Matters, saying, "Flickr's new map feature has many uses for the family historian."

Susan A. Kitchens presents Why I love Photoshop, reason # 578302 posted at 2020 Hindsight, saying, "Degeurrotypes, scanned and then treated in Photoshop, turn gray people into more real people. Photo samples, before and after Photoshop, and a story about the people in the scans."

Susan A. Kitchens presents Family Oral History Using Digital Tools | Podcast 3: MemoryMiner and John Fox posted at Family Oral History Using Digital Tools [News], saying, "This is a podcast (30 min, MP3) where I interviewed John Fox, developer of the software application called Memory Miner ( It's a software app for organizing photographs and applying metadata to them -- who's in the photo, where the photo takes place, when the photo was taken. With those ways of slicing and dicing through one's photo collections, you can both organize photos and sort them according to different narratives, from different points of view. Memory Miner is currently a MacOS app, but a Windows version is in the works. We talk about why he wrote the app, his professional background writing tools for digital asset management, his own family background, what the app does, about data and metadata, and about how to make something in digital form last a long, long time (that's my particualr bugaboo, and I tend to, well, harangue ;-) software developers over the issue of whether they make it possible for digital data to last 80 to 100 years into the future, because, as the saying goes, Digital Lasts Forever, or 5 years, whichever comes first.)"

And now for a few other articles on the subject I found in the blogosphere:

Mark Wilson, author of the Photo Restoration Tips Blog, has written much on the subject of old photos. Check out Photo Restoration Tutorial: Removing Mould From Old Photos.

Here's a forum thread that I found interesting. If you're a Photoshop lover like myself, you'll enjoy Restoration-reducing grain in an old photo from the forum.

If you're looking for someone to do some photo restoration work for you, you may find Website of the Day: Links of Memory Photo Restoration at the P3net blog of of interest.

Teri authors the blog Old Photos & Genealogy for the web site and features articles and photos from around the country.

Victoria Slind-Flor wrote an interesting article, Small and Vulnerable about finding some of her old family photos on her blog Driving Audhumla. She made some interesting observations about her mother.
Here's an interesting article, Your Pictures are Needed for those of you with family from Oklahoma on the Library Stories: Libraries & Librarians In the News blog. The OK state library system is looking for old family photographs for a traveling exhibit.
And just to end on a fun note, be sure to check out A Decidedly Odd Family written by Wayne on the Niches blog. This was the most charming collection of family photos I came across when putting this edition of the Carnival together!
That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. I hope you've enjoyed it! And now a Call For Submissions for the next edition of the Carnival! The topic for the next edition will be Genealogy Vacation Travel Trips. Now that the summer has come to a close, let's hear about those genealogy-related travel trips you all took! It doesn't matter if it was a genealogy cruise, a month-long trip across the country, or an overnight to a family reunion. Even if the trip was last year, share it with us. Let's hear about where you went, what touristy/fun things you did, and what you learned about your family history.

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