Sunday, November 29, 2009

Scanning And Other Adventures

I finished scanning my treasures. Took longer as I had to examine each one as I went. Such a wonderful bag of treasure it was too. Though I did miss ScanFest. I don't get very much work done when I do make it to the event. Too busy reading and chatting, I'm afraid. Sunday seems to be a busy day lately, for me.

Out of my bag of treasure I also have a yearbook to add to the collection on the county site. 1948-49 Jr. High yearbook to be exact. One problem I am having is getting the pages sized without making a mess of the photos. When I run them through Irfanview as I have with all of the others, the photos become heavily dotted. You cannot see the pictures good enough to make out anyone. The entire yearbook is on a bad quality paper. It is only printed on one side and the photos are all class photos, not individual ones as most are. So some experimenting is called for to try to fix the photos while taking most of the weight out of them. One page averages 10MB or so. I need to have them under 200KB and smaller yet readable.

There are many newspaper clippings, most are dated. How lucky is that?! Also my mother's grade school report cards! Those were fun.

The big one was the 1959 guide to Disneyland! We went to California and stayed quite a while with my aunt in San Bernardino the summer of 1959. I got to go to Disneyland. I remembered the trip but didn't know the guide existed. It didn't have any genealogical purpose other than it brought back many wonderful memories of the trip.

Now to get them all organized. . . . . . .

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Treasure

It's been a lovely week for treasure. My Mother handed me a bag of things she had found while going through a closet. Lovely mess, isn't it? There is so much more. So, want to guess what is on my To Do list next week? Give you a hint. . . . has something to do with the scanner. . . . It's certainly been fun going through it all. She had many things from my childhood, but most surprising was that there were many items from hers. At any rate, I am going to be busy, and happy about it!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award from Dr. Bill Smith

Thank you Dr. Bill Smith [] for visiting my blog and choosing to give this award to me.
The winner of this award is supposed to list seven things about themselves and then pass the award along to seven other bloggers.

1. I never get tired of researching and often wish I had more time to devote to it.

2. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the INGenWeb and taking care of my county site.

3. I also research the paranormal and spirituality. I have done that much longer than family history, as a matter of fact. Recent discoveries have made me feel a sense of 'coming full circle'.

4. I have worked piled up to do that would shock you!

5. I love to quilt but haven't for a long time now. Where does the time go??

6. I dislike the telephone. No further comment on that....

7. I'm getting old. I must be. It is 9:00 p.m. and I am sleepy.

My picks:
1. Ancestors Live Here

2. Earline at Ancestral Notes

3. A Couple of Bubbles Off Center

4. Banjos And Baby Dolls

5. Genealogy Lines

6. Random Relatives

7. Raeburn Family Odyssey

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday - Grandma's Recipes

I did not know this box existed. It was my grandmother's (Della M. Jaynes) recipe box. She mostly didn't use recipes, so I was surprised when my Mother showed this to me.

I don't know yet what I am going to do with all of these. I've barely had time to go through them. Most are written out in her hand, some are from ladies she from her church and some cut from magazines and ready to fall apart.
So my treasure this time is a new find. That is always exciting!!
Anyone have suggestions? What would you do with them?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - George Thomas Jaynes

October 15, 1869
Washington County, Indiana
March 15, 1954
Jackson County, Indiana

Parents: William Obadier and Luraney (Willcutt) Janes

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The Eyes of Old Tom

Looking Into the Eyes of Old Tom At Last!

A Sort Of Rant.

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