It has been an interesting experience to have some of my early childhood photographs colorized. Afterward, adding a frame around each one with a description to identify the important information about the photograph is another step in this process I’ve learned.
I has been heartwarming to have a new version of my childhood photographs that I am growing to like more than I thought I would — after viewing only the original black and white versions for so many years.
Scanning original photographs to save & share, and even improve them brings to us a renewed sense of their importance in preserving the history of our lives and the changing times we relive through them.
A Heads up for those of us who are contributors and users of Find A Grave, which as most of us know by now, has been taken over by Ancestry.com! More changes are to come with the Find A Grave website.
Click Here to read about upcoming changes for Find A Grave.
Now might be a good time to go into your “Contributor Tools” and download your data.:
“Download Your Data”
“You can download your records for a cemetery or virtual cemetery by choosing it from the list below. The data will download as a tab-delimited Excel file. This format can be imported into a variety of programs. Add cemeteries to your My Cemeteries list to see them listed here.”
Just a tip: I use a Windows 7 64bit desk top computer and when I downloaded a cemetery file it saved it to a .txt format instead of an Excel format. I changed the .txt to a .xls and the file then opened up in Excel for me. I could also re-save the .xls into a .xlsx file. I still have Office 2007 on my computer. So, if your downloaded cemeteries default to .txt this would be a workaround for you.