Dec 162014
 

Pinterest is great for family historians Pinterest—the social media “pinning” site, is often overlooked by genealogy buffs. That’s a mistake. Whether you’re a professional or a hobbyist, Pinterest is great for family historians. If you spend any time on social media, consider this one.

What all the Pinterest hoopla is about

Pinterest’s popularity initially soared with the wedding planning and recipe crowd. However, the rest of the world is catching on to what makes it such a powerful and enjoyable tool. It’s a visual search engine and personal collection depot in one.

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Nov 182013
 

My Memory Sharing Pinterest BoardsPinterest boards for memory sharing? Absolutely! Pinterest isn’t just for recipes.  You can use Pinterest boards to preserve your own memories or as resources to find new ideas that spark your creativity. If you haven’t discovered Pinterest yet, give it a whirl. How to Use Pinterest to Share Memories should help you get started.

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Jun 102013
 
My Mom THings I want to Remember

My mother posed for her mother. The photograph is torn, but the memory is still intact.

In her “Treasure Chest,” my grandmother wrote an essay entitled “Things I Want to Remember.” In it, she briefly dwelt on her memories of each of her children. What makes this such a gem, however, isn’t simply a mother’s descriptions of her growing children, but rather the way in which she allows her readers access to those scenes in her memory as if she were leaving a snapshot in time. Continue reading »

Apr 192013
 

Pinterest Logo Already using Pinterest? Skip down to “How to Use Pinterest to Share Memories

New to Pinterest? Keep reading.

What is Pinterest?

It’s hard to know how to use Pinterest if you don’t know what it is. According to about.pinterest.com, Pinterest is a “tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” If that made you think “ehh?” you’re not alone. Like a good accounting statement, that definition is completely accurate but tells you very little. Continue reading »