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Round Tuit: Free & $1.99 Online Classes

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While we are all at home, it’s the Right Time to Get “Round Tuit” to Organize Family Photos & History.

From the safety of your own home, join our online classes and learn how to restore and organize old photos, documents, and discover your roots. 

This may also be a stressful time so we invite you to relax, reminisce, and get around to doing something you’ve been wanting to do – getting your family history in order!

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What does Family History mean to you?

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As we speak to individuals and groups around the globe, we LOVE hearing their story. 

At RootsTech 2020, we asked a few questions about why they research family history, their message to future generations, and more.

Hear their stories!

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"The harder you work, the luckier you get." - Gary Player

Unsung-Heroes

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and to sing the praises of wonderful work, every quarter we recognize and award the amazing work that individuals and organizations do to help the family history community.

 

 

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Month 1: 3,607 miles. Many adventures!

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On February 15, 2020, we started our 5-month Your City. Your Story. Tour. 

The mission:  help people create and share their story by bringing solutions to them – in their city. 

So what have we been up to?

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2020 Your City. Your Story. Tour

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VIVID-PIX LAUNCHES “YOUR CITY - YOUR STORY” 11 CITY TOUR -- IMAGE RESTORATION SOFTWARE BRINGS FAMILY STORIES & MEMORIES BACK TO LIFE

Crosses U.S. to Showcase Patented AI Photo & Document Restoration Software and Education Programs for Family Historians, Genealogists, & Hobbyists

Release at: http://www.thomas-pr.com/vividpix/vividpixrootstechtourrelease.html

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Mom's Winter Advice: Get Outside

Anne's Winter Advice

How does one survive long, cold northern winters? By getting outside and enjoying them.  Skiing, sledding, tobogganing, snowshoeing, skating … all outdoor activities that require the cold, and in most cases, snow.  And you! 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Recipe

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Our friend Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, shared a lovely (and terrible) story about her parent’s wedding album. “While all old photo albums fade with age, Mom’s was the worst! – The film processing or printing was done poorly and mom never really enjoyed her wedding album."

Last year for Christmas, Maureen scanned the photos and RESTORE-d them. “Mom was thrilled.”

We are happy to share this story and to turn it into a Create Treasured Gifts – FOR FREE recipe:

 

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Celluloid Alchemy – Photo Magic

Celluloid Alchemy – Photo Magic

Remember film?

We put a roll in the camera, snapped a picture (sometimes 2 in case someone blinked), dropped the roll off to be processed and printed, and then enjoyed the MAGIC when we opened up the envelope of prints and got to relive the moment…

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The 12 Rules of Christmas Carols

The 12 Rules of Christmas Carols
Admit it.  You wish you’d just finished writing the definitive current-day Christmas Carol.  Something timely and special that everyone will eventually detest after hearing it for the 100th time over the years. 
 
Regardless, writing a catchy American Christmas Tune seems to defeat the usual melodic mortality that accompanies pop songs.  Wouldn’t you agree, Brenda and Burl?
 
So in support of your quest, here are a few suggestions.  Take them to heart, and your success is assured.
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Family memories are more than photos

Family memories are more than photos

When reviewing family histories, documents are often among the most fruitful finds. Report cards, letters and diplomas are among the most common family documents but another important piece of handwritten family history is the postcard.

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Don’t Let Your Memories Fade Away

Don’t Let Your Memories Fade Away

If you’re like most, you have boxes, albums, frames, slide trays, journals, file cabinets, memories… filled with treasured moments… that are fading away. You’d like to relive these memories and share them with loved ones and future generations.

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Unsung Heroes Awards Announced at FGS

Unsung Heroes Awards Announced at FGS

The winners of the Unsung Heroes Award for the 3rd Quarter 2019 have been announced at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Washington, DC.

The Unsung Heroes Award is a collaborative program between The Genealogy Guys Podcast and Vivid-Pix, makers of RESTORE software. the program was launched in 2019 to acknowledge and celebrate members of the genealogy community who are leading the way in digitizing, indexing, and transcribing photographs and documents. Nominations are accepted in five categories: Individuals; Societies; Libraries & Archives; Youth; and Posthumous. Awards will not necessarily be made in all categories each quarter.

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2nd Quarter Unsung Heroes Award Update

2nd Quarter Unsung Heroes Award Update

PlaqueUnsung Heroes Award Presentation to MyHeritage at Jamboree
Dateline: Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, Burbank, CA, June 1, 2019

Here is a photo from Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank, California, at which Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage accepted the Unsung Heroes Award. Left to right; Rick Voight of Vivid-Pix, Daniel Horowitz, and Drew Smith of The Genealogy Guys.

The Genealogy Guys Podcast and Vivid-Pix have today given MyHeritage Ltd. its highest Unsung Heroes Award for extraordinary service to the genealogy community.

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Metadata - Why it’s important and how you can use it

Metadata - Why it’s important and how you can use it

 When you first start learning about genealogy and family history, a term you will see a lot is “metadata.” Metadata is a technical word for the type of information you and I deal with all the time: It’s the information describing the content of a photo or document. Think of the writing on the back of an old photo print, where the date, the location and the people in the photo are scrawled. This is important information that puts the photo in context and, in the days of film photography, this data was written by hand. 

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Vivid-Pix Announces New Features to its RESTORE Software.

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Vivid-Pix announces adding metadata zoom/transcribe feature to its RESTORE software at Allen County Public Library

Vivid-Pix launches update at largest public library genealogy center in America

Alpharetta, Ga. and  Ft. Wayne, Ind. - Vivid-Pix, the inventor of easy-to-use image-improvement software, announced the latest Vivid-Pix RESTORE software enhancement - Zoom/Transcribe - will be launched July 9, at the Allen County Public Library, home to the largest genealogy center in a public library in America.

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Celebrate Independence Day with family photos

Celebrate Independence Day with family photos

The Fourth of July holiday is celebrated by most Americans with a trip to the beach, a barbecue, a firework display or a parade. It’s a recognition of the values and traditions that have made the United States a beacon for the world.

Those Independence holiday celebrations are a great opportunity to create new memories and remember traditions. Independence Day is not just a great time to get the family together but also to share stories and family history.

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Photos Fade. Don’t Let Your Memories.

Photos Fade. Don’t Let Your Memories.

If you’re like most, you have boxes / albums / frames / slide trays  filled with treasured memories – that are literally fading away.

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Memorial Day is a Time for Memories

Memorial Day is a Time for Memories

For many Americans, Memorial Day is the start of summer vacations, barbecues and outings. It’s the capstone of a three-day holiday weekend. Memorial Day, however, is much more than that for millions of Americans who remember those who died in service to the country. 

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Make the most of National Photo Month

Make the most of National Photo Month

Since 1987, May has been recognized as National Photo Month. That’s when the U.S. Congress officially commemorated May as the month dedicated to celebrating life’s special moments and records world history in the click of a button.

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Create a Celebrate Life montage

Create a Celebrate Life montage

1. Find photos to tell a story. (Don't worry about getting everything... a few photos will do.) Examples include: 

a. Life’s Journey.
b. An important event: Birth, Graduation, Marriage, etc.
c. Career / Retirement through the years.

 

 

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