Saturday, November 21, 2009

Making Prints Of Old Photos

I cringe when I see people printing photos with their ink printer because after a few times of printing & rescanning the quality goes way down. But if this is what you want to do, look for a printer with the cheapest cartridges preferably each color has it’s own cartridge. The ink is the real cost of a printer. I prefer to take photos to a place that does digital photo processing.

I have looked at a few online services and comparing cost for the prints & shipping and I like WinkFlash. Technically I can’t drive somewhere to have it done for the same price to have it snail mailed to me. About once a month they send an email of their specials, so if you think this is spam you can unsubscribe.

WinkFlash Homepage:

Print cost:

Shipping cost:

What is the optimal resolution for developing prints at winkflash?

What type of paper is used to print my photos?
We use premium Fuji Crystal Archive paper and chemicals.
(The sun will still bleach the photo, but the paper doesn't seam to yellow)

When ordering prints it gives you a low quality warning & if cropping is necessary, but cropping is a bit limited. If you want to keep everything click "Print Option" & choose "Inset", this will shrink the picture to fit those dimensions.

Friday, October 16, 2009

GenealogyScrounge Has His Second Year Anniversary

Were has the time gone??? Rede and his genealogy channel turns two on October 20th 2009 and has authored over 50 videos. His 1st video went up on October 20, 2007 on , a couple of months later he started putting non genealogy videos on ShowMeDo , and finally started uploading to YouTube to reach the most people . He started out to teach & demo the tricks of free research, and along the way he was noticed by RootsTelevision, Dick Eastman, Genea-Musings, TraceYourRoots and others.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New Quartzsite Genealogy Project

I have started a new project, from different sources I am collecting names & events of people that lived here in Quartzsite and will be putting them online. If you would like to view, help transcribe or research click here

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Finding Hard To Find Locations

Rede has updated his video on how to find locations that are not on maps or in software, and plot them on maps. Also with county boundary changes over time, a couple of tips for finding which county to look in.

In this video he covers:

Friday, April 24, 2009

Genealogy Videos In The Quartzsite Library

Rede put together a twin pack video CD series, Newspaper Research & Internet Book Search, for the Quarzsite Library that runs on your computer. This will be ideal for people on dialup Internet & can’t view his videos online.

Newspaper Research
Resent Newspapers:
  • American Newspapers/NewsBank (may require a non resident library card)
  • Local Newspapers Websites
  • for obituaries 30 days old or less

Older Newspapers
  • ICON: Many free & pay websites, they are clearly marked.
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Olive Software Newspapers
  • Newspaper Archive

Internet Book Search
  • Google Books
  • Google Scholar
  • Heritage Quest (may require a non resident library card)
  • Internet Archives
  • Family History Archives

Should you wish any other topics, please leave a comment.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Family History Archives

Family History Archives is a great site to do free book research for family histories. Easy searching, downloadable files which have bookmarks for the chapters & searchable text.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Special Speaker In Bouse AZ.

Special Speaker - Barbara Nuehring
Timelines: Understanding Your Ancestors World
Public Welcome - Free

Bouse Genies meeting for March 27, 2009 -10:00 AM
44031 Plomosa Rd, Bouse, AZ
La Paz Bouse Community Building (the building next to the Bouse Public Library)

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a very good site for doing your research. More & better sources for the people you are looking for, without all the hits that won't do you any good.

Rede says "This was a very tough video to make because I just kept getting too much good information and suddenly I was in research mode" ;-)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Rede on

One of Rede’s videos has made it to RootsTelevision. This video is Google Picasa Web Albums Genealogy Style

Friday, January 02, 2009

Palo Verde Valley Genealogy Society Meeting

The society's first meeting of 2009 will be held on Monday, January 12, at 7:00 p.m. (California time), PVC Spring St. campus at 145 N. Spring St. in Blythe CA. The program will be given by Susie Forrest and myself. It's entitled, "I got a computer for Christmas. Now what?"

They will be giving an overview of this very large topic, but they would like everyone that uses a computer to consider sharing their favorite web site, tip, or program. Please send ideas to them by email. Just a note will suffice. They will put together some handouts for the meeting.

Members, please remember to bring your 2009 dues of $12.00. Don't forget to tell your friends that attendance is free and guests are always welcome.