Copying Books for Preservation and Sharing

Modern technology gives us many advantages when it comes to books. Many books are available digitally as well as the old-fashioned paper or hardback copies. Book reproduction of books is also easy, quick and cost-effective for publishers. But what about older books? Books that are more one-of-a-kind or were specially created for one-time publication such as a local history…

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What is the Soundex System?

Soundex is a phonetic index that groups together names that sound alike but are spelled differently. For example Stewart and Stuart. Understanding this system can help researchers find names that are spelled differently or inconsistently which is a common genealogical research problem.

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Restoring Photos to Restore the Memories

Family history often includes a collection of old family photos, videos, and other sorts of media. As we covered in previous blogs about digitizing old photos and videos, there are also services that provide photo restoration. One of these companies is Photograph Restoration Inc. out of Downers Grover, Illinois. Photograph Restoration Inc. is owned and operated by Mark Chamberlain…

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