#WorldBackupDay—Pledge to Keep Your Photos Safe

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“The most expensive part of any computer is its data—are you backing up?”


FOR WORLD BACKUP DAY, SCANMYPHOTOS IS PROVIDING 50% OFF PHOTO SCANNING. Click for details and promo code.


The image and quote featured front and center in the recent TechRepublic article, World Backup Day: Best practices to backup your data, sends a message that shouldn’t be taken lightly. As you know, the gang here at ScanMyPhotos takes digital storage and backing up best practices very seriously—especially when it comes to the irreplaceable sentimental value of our photos and film.

 

That’s why we were very excited to see the hashtag #WorldBackupDay trending today.

 

The official #WorldBackupDay website clearly (and cleverly) explains the premise for the observance by stating, “Don’t be an April Fool. Be prepared. Back up your files on March 31st.” This makes for an easy day for us to remember each year.

 

So, if you don’t want to lose any memories, data, important files, etc., take the #WorldBackupDay pledge and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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ScanMyPhotos Is Open For Online Photo Ordering and Fulfillment

ScanMyPhotos is open with uninterrupted service for ALL online ordering and fulfillment services


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Hello ScanMyPhotos Community,


ScanMyPhotos.com had a longtime business interruption and continuity preparedness plan designed for wildfires and earthquakes. We never expected it would be necessary, yet that is where we are.


Protecting your pictures is our priority. Our staff is safe (our #1 priority), and all technology, digitization services, and communications are fully operational.


We pledge to continue providing services. Our most popular online ordering services are operational and with minimal delays. 


Photos delivererd to ScanMyPhotos from the USPSAt home unclutter and archival project:


1) Find all the photo albums
2) Get pictures digitized
3) Share those precious memories
4) Narrate the stories behind the photographs



This Photo Scanning Service More Than Delivers

In The News: Top ScanMyPhotos Profiles and Reviews

CNET: Memories in a shoebox: Digitizing old photos unlocks a flood of mixed emotions
Scanning old film camera photos as a coronavirus lockdown project does more than just safeguard memories, it also takes you on an emotional journey.



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From everyone at ScanMyPhotos, we appreciate your orders and are here to help.


Please be well and be safe! Mitch Goldstone, CEO, ScanMyPhotos.com


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Why Southern California walk-in photo scanning service at ScanMyPhotos is temporarily suspended

Southern California walk-in photo scanning service at ScanMyPhotos is temporarily suspended. Mail order only


In an abundance of caution, amid ongoing concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the governor’s guidance to avoid or slow the spread of the disease, we decided to temporarily close our Irvine, CA Customer Service Drop-Off Walk-In Center at ScanMyPhotos.


Due to the complexity and fluidity of the situation, the reopen date is subject to change.


smp30years 300x146 - Why Southern California walk-in photo scanning service at ScanMyPhotos is temporarily suspendedThere have been no reported cases of coronavirus at the ScanMyPhotos Customer Service Walk-In Center. This closure is not mandatory, but, instead, a social distancing measure.


We understand that due to emergencies, such as for memorial services and other highly time-sensitive reasons, you may require same-day scanning.



When possible, please order online and select Express Same-Day Scanning for each service. However, if you do have an urgent emergency, we will make our walk-in service available to you using our express online scheduling order desk linked here.


Follow this page for an announcement when the Walk-In Center reopens. In the meantime, we made ordering with Express Rush Service available as an add-on for all online orders.


Our online support desk is open to assist with any questions.


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to closely monitor the situation. Your safety, along with all our employees, is our priority.


Be safe,


ScanMyPhotos.com



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Lost Photos? How to Recover Your Nostalgic Family Photo History?

Pictures are not just lost to natural disasters like these were, sometimes they just get overlooked. Lost Photos? How to Recover Your Nostalgic Family Photo History?


Tphotostack1 300x225 - Lost Photos? How to Recover Your Nostalgic Family Photo History?hanks to this human interest Washington Post feature by contributor Cathy Free, it is a lesson for everyone. “Stacks of portraits were abandoned when a photo company closed. A man brought them home and reunited families with their photos.”


Whether it is from a shuttered local portrait studio or boxes of pictures in your musty basement being lost to the ravages of time, each tells a story. The people in those pictures must be preserved, their history, adventures, and lives.


Excerpt on how pictures were reunited with their owners:


“My heart sank every time I looked at the pile,” said Bononi, 39. “I knew that those photos meant a lot to the people who were in them and that they’d be gone forever if I didn’t do something.”


 

Bononi could do his job and leave, and nobody would know he had come across the abandoned portraits, he said. Or he could try to reunite people with their photos.



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At ScanMyPhotos, we hear similar stories each day from family archivists who are rediscovering their own history. The best tip is to gather, scan, save offsite, and share those memories. To help, ScanMyPhotos.com created a concierge support desk for extra personalization and a new 50% discount for digitizing pictures.



Memories in a shoebox: Digitizing old photos unlocks a flood of mixed emotions — CNET



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Ancestry® TV and Digital Campaign “#MakeThemCount” Celebrates Women’s Suffrage Movement

Ancestry® TV and Digital Campaign “#MakeThemCount” Celebrates Women’s Suffrage Movement


Follow the Ancestry website for details on the “stories and milestones from the fight for women’s voting equality.”


Making Them Count: 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote. What did the ratification of the 19th Amendment mean to the story of women in America?


They Would Be Heard: How African American Women Mobilized for Voting Rights
African American women faced racial divisions within the suffrage movement. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores their fight to overcome obstacles to the ballot.



#MakeThemCount | Make Them Count | Ancestry®

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Celebrity Photos Revealed Series: Muhammad Ali’s Photographs (CBS Sunday Morning)

The Photographs of “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali’ private photographs revealed.


Where are your cherished family photos? Imagine if your history disappeared and was lost?


This CBS Sunday Morning “The public and private Muhammad Ali” feature by Tony Decoplia, produced by Mary Lou Teel, and edited by Chad Cardin is pure magic. A romp down memory lane as we get to see the champ’s historic photographs.


Watch the private moments and magic from “the greatest of all time,” Ali! Many of these pictures were never seen before.



From the CBS Sunday Morning website: “The book “Picture: Muhammad Ali” shows how photographers from the Louisville Courier-Journal, the boxer’s hometown newspaper, captured both public and private moments of “The Greatest.” Tony Dokoupil talks with the newspaper’s photographers who covered Ali throughout his career.”


My most significant Ali moment was as a spectator, watching live as Muhammad Ali illuminated the Olympic Flame at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games.



Over the years, ScanMYPhotos.com has digitized 600 million equally magical moments, but nothing quite like these:



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