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My paper pile from hell!

I told you yesterday I was going to find ALL the paper in my house and pull it together in a pile or two!

Well I did… and here it is! 84 more words


DOUGLAS COUPLAND:The Clock Strikes 13 in the Archive World

‘The world’s most intriguing documents now lie comatose inside a 1995-ish laptop… ’

A friend of mine works as an archivist at a large university that collects rare documents of all sorts. 954 more words


Photograph Showcase: Blanche as a Young Girl

This lovely photo is my great grandmother Blanche Octavia Huband.  It comes from an album page created by her daughter, my grandmother, Mary Margaret Ellis.  Blanche looks like such an interesting little girl – confident but a touch reserved.  88 more words


Taxes - and the paper monster!

April is tax time here in Norway. You get all your information drizzling in over a couple of months and by April 30th you better have your taxes done and delivered or hell breaks loose… or does it? 570 more words


Hands across the sea

Today’s guest picture is the ZurichSee, taken this morning.  It was sent me from Zurich by Hilary, Dropscone’s niece, my Zurich correspondent.

The weather in Langholm could hardly have been more different as it was an absolutely foul day, temperature in low single figures, intermittent heavy showers and a cruel and ruthless wind making life far less than joyful. 589 more words


Tucking it away safely: archival media

Most of us have old family photo albums and other personal records which might go back many decades – possibly even to the 1800s. Passed down from generation to generation, they give us insight into who our ancestors were, where they lived, and the events that shaped their lives. 1,241 more words


How to Preserve Family Photos

Over the past few months I have been gathering bits and pieces of information about proper methods of archiving photos.  I have literally thousands and thousands of old family photos sitting in these and many other boxes.  215 more words