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Family Photos Are the Real Holiday Crowd Pleaser
Posted By Patti Shea On November 21, 2012 @ 9:50 am In Home & Family,Legacy | Comments Disabled
This is first in a series of guest blogs from professional genealogists Matthew and April Helm.
If you’re tired of the same old Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas gathering routine — a large meal  followed by cleanup then football — perhaps introducing family  history into your celebration is a perfect answer to spice up things a bit.
No matter which activity you choose, be sure to have a pad of paper, iPad or some other way to take notes about the stories that are being told. You’ll learn a lot through these conversations and might not be able to remember them all by the end of the day. Use these notes to create captions on the newly scanned photos or even some of the photos you had but didn’t know what they were!
Tell us your family traditions when sharing old photographs in the comment section below.
Matthew and April Helm are the authors of AARP Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect .
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URLs in this post:
 large meal: http://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/stress-free-thanksgiving/
 family: http://www.aarp.org/home-family/
 old photo: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/genealogy/info-11-2011/dating-old-photos.html
 talking about the family: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/family/info-08-2008/goyer_family_storytelling.html
 photo albums: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/genealogy/info-11-2011/preserve-old-photos.html
 technology: http://www.aarp.org/home-family/personal-technology/
 digital photo frame: http://www.aarp.org/technology/innovations/info-09-2010/digital_photo_framedevelopments.html
 photo scanner: http://www.aarp.org/technology/innovations/info-01-2011/digitizing_your_old_vinyl_photos.html
 meal,: http://www.aarp.org/food/
 AARP Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect: http://bookstore.aarp.org/WileyCDA/AarpTitle/AARP-Genealogy-Online-Tech-to-Connect.productCd-1118244052.html
 Lars Ploughmann: http://www.flickr.com/photos/criminalintent/
 CreativeCommons.org: http://blog.aarp.orgwww.creativecommons.org
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