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01 January 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday: Best of 2014

From my family to yours, I want to wish you a Happy New Year in 2015! 

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2014 is official closed and many of us will think about goals for the coming year. I hope you'll strive to make some goals that are family history in nature. Perhaps you'll team up with family members more to capture and preserve the memories found in "Grandma's House" whether you are the Grandma or Grandma is still living.

One excellent goal would be to digitize the stuff in our family history treasure chest. Memorabilia and artifacts represent so many wonderful stories. Often these items are forgotten in the preservation of our family history as we focus on scanning old photos and documents and seek out vital, land, and probate records. I strive to demonstrate that anyone, no matter their skill set, can take great photographs of family treasures so the images can be incorporated into the family narrative.

Here is a sampling of the readers' favorite Treasure Chest Thursday posts from 2014. I hope you'll feel inspired to not only photograph the stuff in the attic and around your homes, but then use these images in a family history project that captures stories as well.

Preserving Boy Scout Crafts
Preserving Cub Scout Uniform Items

As you can see, many treasures await to be rediscovered in our storage boxes and around your home. There are many treasures that I'll never be able to capture now that my parents and grandparents are gone because no one took the time to grab the camera and take a few photos. Let 2015 be the year that you and your family photographs the many treasures that enrich your family stories.


  1. Happy Blog Anniversary & Happy New Year! I just found you through GeneaBloggers. Your layout is beautiful. I will definitely be back again.

    1. Thank you so much Colleen! I hope you find articles you enjoy! Feel free to let me know if there is something else you'd like me to share.