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From: Melissa Barker <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Preserving Data and Why Things Get Thrown Out
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 16:49:57 -0500
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That was a great idea! I have literally thousands of pictures that are not identified from my mother's side of the family and no one to tell me who they are. I am the "keeper of the stuff" in my family and I get boxes on top of boxes of family photo's and misc. things from family members all the time, but nobody can identify the photo's. Will keep your idea in mind for the next funeral that comes around. Sincerely,Melissa BarkerGenealogist for Tennessee and KentuckyWebsite: www.freewebs.com/genealogyservices/

> Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:09:07 -0500> From: > To: > Subject: Re: [APG] Preserving Data and Why Things Get Thrown Out> > When my mother, "the keeper of the stuff," passed away, I went through all> the unmarked pictures and hauled them down to the small Texas town she cam> from in hopes that the few people that would show up at the funeral could> identify them. To my surprise, the whole town showed. We pushed tables> together at the church hall after the service and passed around the> pictures. Out of about 200, I was left with around five that remained> unidentified. How I had the presence of mind to do this, I don't know. That> was my first act as a genealogist, although I didn't realize it for years.> > Rondina> -- > ________________________> Rondina P. Muncy> Ancestral Analysis> 2960 Trail Lake Drive> Grapevine, Texas 76051> 817.481.5902> > www.ancestralanalysis.com> > > > On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 12:50 AM, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG <> > wrote:> > > > -----Original Message-----> > > From: Michael Neill> > > Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 3:54 PM> > >> > > I know who> > > appears in the pictures, but will never know which engagement ring was> > > my grandmother's and which ring was my great-grandmother's in addition> > > to some other items. There might even have been other family mementos> > > of which I was unaware and frankly I may have very well thrown> > > something out not realizing what it was. I used to wonder how people> > > could "dump drawers," when going through someone's things. I don't> > > wonder any more.> >> > Michael, I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. It is always a shock,> > no> > matter how expected.> >> > As the keeper of "the stuff", my grandmother labeled quite a few things but> > not everything. It was tough trying to figure out whether the things in her> > house had actual value, sentimental value, family history value or just> > something she picked up. The other thing we did before breaking up the> > house> > was take pictures of each room before things were dispersed. I also took> > pictures of each artifact and labeled where they went and if they had a> > family historical significance. Even as organized as we were over several> > weeks, it got to be to the point that we started tossing. I am sure all> > those Life magazines could have found a better home, but we just couldn't> > muster the energy to try.> >> > Best,> > Elissa> >> > Elissa Scalise Powell, CG> > www.PowellGenealogy.com <http://www.powellgenealogy.com/>>; > CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for> > Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluations> > by the Board.> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > .> >> > -------------------------------> > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to> > with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in> > the subject and the body of the message> >> > > > > > .> > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
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