Mac FamilyTree

On August 15, 2015, in Product Reviews, by JRand

Mac FamilyTree software is, at its most basic level, does just what you would think it would do. It provides a method of creating your family tree, or if you are doing research, someone else’s family tree. But it doesn’t end there and some of the capabilities built into the program can be of great […]


The Family Archivist

On January 11, 2011, in The Capturist, by JRand

Every family needs a historian. Most families had at least one in the past; they were often simply good story tellers. The stories of long gone relatives lived on in tall tales of humor, courage, hardship and accomplishment passed from an elder to a younger. Story telling is no longer a common pastime, or to […]


iMemories Digitization Service

On December 15, 2010, in Product Reviews, by JRand

The most important step in preserving old media, be it still photographs or old film reels, is to properly and safely digitize the originals. Every media format has a life expectancy and even sitting well protected in a perfect environment will not preserve them forever. Photographs yellow and fade while old films become brittle and […]


You Found Them Where?

On December 12, 2010, in Stories of Stories, by JRand

When our mother passed away and the family home was empty, my sister and I struggled with what to do with the house. It was loaded with the results and accumulations of two lifetimes, our parents, and of our childhoods. Much of which had not been thrown away. The house sat for too long with […]

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That Old Junk

On December 11, 2010, in Old Stuff, by JRand

Some of us are collectors and some are minimalists, essentially we are either pack rats or clean freaks. My family’s summer home is quite old and has thus far survived as a shared family possession through three generations. Drawers and closets contain many treasures but our medicine cabinets have always served as storage locations for […]

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WordPress Content Management

On December 8, 2010, in Product Reviews, by JRand

It is a bit of a stretch to review WordPress for use by the family archivist… not really. Here’s why! I am including WordPress as a viable option for presenting your family history as well as using it to assist with accumulation of information and imagery from other family members. For a technically savvy family […]

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On Our Past and Our Passing

On December 7, 2010, in Stories of Stories, by JRand

There is nothing of particular note in my memories and nothing of particular note in my life that that warrants particular note in history. I am not famous, likely will not become famous and frankly would not appreciate most of the consequences being so would entail. I am, like most, happy to only be noteworthy […]

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