A New Year, A New Project

The new year is here, and with it comes a new project for me.  I’m talking a rather large intimidating project that I’ve honestly been putting off for quite a while, even though I think it will be enjoyable (at least parts of it).  It’s time for me to organize my family photographs and memorabilia.  Yikes…..

It’s not like I’m starting from scratch.  I have baby books nearly done, and scrapbooks partially completed for both my boys.  There are some completed scrapbooks of various eras in our lives.  Fortunately, I already have many of the supplies I need to continue my work, and I’ve inventoried them recently.  Still, I’m sure I’ll be making plenty of trips to hobby and craft stores, either in person or via the internet.

But, the really big and intimidating part of my project is organizing family pictures and other memorabilia that literally span 100 years.  I’m not kidding.  You see, I have plastic tubs filled with artifacts my parents collected over the years.  Both my mom and dad are gone now, and they both have many items from their respective families that date back to the early 20th century. Now, I love old photographs, church bulletins, and newspaper clippings, but this is a rather large undertaking and I want to do a good job so these items will be preserved for generations to come.

While I intend to keep many photographs and papers (and share some with other family members), I also know I need to make digital copies as well.  My technology skills are middle-of-the-road, not fabulous, but not not awful, either.  I’m certainly not afraid of technology, or of trying new things, but I do need things to be done efficiently.  I am considering the possibility of using a paid source, such as Legacybox, as I have some slides as well as photographs.  If anyone out there has used such a service, I would love to hear your reviews.

In the meantime, I’ll keep you updated about my project.  I’m sure I’ll unearth some unexpected and fun things to share.


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