Hidden Family Stories Digitized From Photo Albums Across the U.S. Uncovered

300 million pictures digitized by ScanMyPhotos.com led to emotional stories from decades of family photographs–shared in new “Tales From The Pictures We Saved” podcast series

 

 

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Tales From The Pictures We Saved

Podcast stories shared by people with generations of nostalgic family photos and why they are so important

A missing brother, a long-lost letter from a loved one, a heartbreakingly beautiful gift given to a wife on her death bed—these are just some of the stories ScanMyPhotos.com uncovers in the new podcast “Tales From the Pictures We Saved.”

If a photo is worth a thousand words, imagine the novels that could be written based on the millions of print photos stored right now in the homes across America.

 

 

“On the surface, it looks like we’re in the business of scanning and digitizing photos, but it’s about so much more,” explains ScanMyPhotos.com CEO Mitch Goldstone. “Every box of old photos contains more than pictures. It contains stories of our loved ones, precious memories, and moments captured in history. Over time, we started to hear about how the process of preserving and scanning print photos kicked up these powerful stories in our customer’s lives—it was heartwarming and emotional.”

While interviewing customers about their experience with the company, ScanMyPhotos realized each customer had a remarkable story to tell.

 

 

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Help Celebrate “Older Americans Month” #OlderAmericansMonth

May is Older Americans Month, what is it and why you should get involved

May is Older Americans Month“As human beings we value the experience that comes with age. We are reminded over and over again with statements like ‘older and wiser’ and ‘respect your elders,’ promoting age as something to be cherished and respected.” – Jenna Morasca

 

As we observe “Older Americans Month” this May, we encourage everyone to honor the seniors/elderly in our lives. Older Americans are the closest thing we have to time travel—they are the eyes and ears of our country’s past and can help us re-live days long gone. We can also continue to honor them by helping them preserve precious memories and photos.  Use social media to hashtag #OlderAmericansMonth, give seniors a hug, and your time. Listen to their life stories and celebrate them.  Visit a senior center today.

 

Read their stories and the power of family photos to nostalgically revisit a family’s history.

 

 

A ScanMyPhotos e-gift certificate will enable the seniors in your life to digitize their analog memories to pass down to future generations. Learn more.

 

 

 

Directory of Resources

 

  • http://oam.acl.gov/

 

 

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The Strong Connection Between Photo Scanning, Leaving a Legacy, and Learning Family History

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5 cousins wearing vintage hats, 1978

If you’re a grandparent like our customer Linda Pompel, it is likely you have decades-old albums, filled with photos from high school, college, the early days of married life, your children as babies, and numerous family vacations. You might even have albums that belonged to your parents.
 

Since you can still recall who is in what photo and when and where it was taken, this is the time to get those photos digitized so they are preserved for your grandchildren – and future generations. It is exactly what Linda is doing, and she is having great fun with the project.
 

Linda recently sent us about 800 photos after taking apart decades-old albums. “I was married in 1967 and had photos for 50-60 years since I got my first little camera,” she recounted. “I sent them in [to ScanMyPhotos], and I was, of course nervous to not have them in my possession, but everything went fine. I got back this DVD with all these wonderful photos.”
 

It’s through the photos that we’ve actually met our grandmother.

As she and her husband went through the photos, there were quite a few things she had forgotten about. “We went from picture to picture looking at our kids being born, growing up, our parents – all of our family was right there…. I have photos of the kids’ very first steps. I knew they were ready to walk, so the camera was right there. Those were really special.”
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