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Digitizing Family Treasures

January 17th, 2014 at 10:05 am

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to digitize important stuff.

I have digitized the music and notes I use for my exercise classes.

I have also digitized some of the postcards that my grandmother received back when she sent Prisoner of War messages to families during WWII. She had a shortwave, and lived in California, so she could hear the POW messages from Japan on Radio Tokyo.

I have the originals, of course, but it's nice to know that these are backed up in the Cloud, too.

Here's an example:

6 Responses to “Digitizing Family Treasures”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, what an amazing family treasure!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    My family has a shoebox full of postcards, I like the idea of digitizing them, so more of us could see them and share them. Which cloud service do you use?

  3. Buendia Says:

    I back up several ways... I have carbonite, and I also back up onto two different hard drives.

    I think it's great to share with other family members, too - dropbox is a way that my brother and I share things...

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks Buendia! I'm familiar with drop box, and we also have hard drives. I just like to hear what other people use and are happy with.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh my! Mary Perry had not heard from her son in three years!...My grandmother was not able to hear from one of her sons in WWII for a long time, too. One day a manfrom her town was on leave and in conversation, he came to believe that she had not been told her son was dead. He told Grandma that he had seen him dead at a field hospital...I don't know how she finally got the correct info, but it turned out he was not dead, but wounded and sleeping after surgery when the townsman had seen him. The hospital had been so overwhelmed that the dead and living wounded alike were laid out on the open ground to make room for the next surgeries....Communication in those days was censored and slow!

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    That is so AMAZING!

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