Saturday’s Special Suggestions – Preparing for the Holidays

In preparing for the hubbub of the holidays, don’t forget to be prepared to spend some time talking with your relatives and collecting their stories.

If you’re visiting their house they may have some photographs that you’d like to copy, but Aunt Millie won’t let you take them home. Here’s a suggestion – bring a Flip-Pal. I love my Flip-Pal. See my post about the Flip-Pal and what I’ve done with it from 9 May 2014:

Flip-Pal Blog post

You can find out more and get discounts here:

Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner

Do you want to record Aunt Millie’s stories? Great idea! A small handheld recorder with microphone is a good choice. Years ago I purchased an Olympus Digital Voice Recorder. The quality was very good and recordings could be downloaded to my computer. Here is the updated version of that recorder:

Olympus Digital Voice Recorder WS-852, Silver with Noise Canceling Microphone

I highly recommend that you include the noise canceling microphone for the best quality of these important recordings. The microphone is very small and not so intimidating for Aunt Millie.

As a family historian do you have lots of photos, family letters and memorabilia that need to be preserved? Is the family asking for gift suggestions for you? Hollinger makes a variety of boxes to preserve everything from photos to uniforms. Choose the size and style that fits your needs:

Hollinger Boxes

It’s not too late to get these in time for Christmas, but don’t wait too long!

About Deborah Lee Stewart

I try to get photos returned to family members at no charge. Please contact me if you are related to any of the people in the rescued photos that I post. I can be reached at:

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