Program Pairing: Preserving Your Family History Through Photographs

Below you will find an upcoming program paired with related movies, documentaries, books, music, and more to help you gain a wider understanding of the topic before or after the program. 

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The Program: Preserving Your Family History Through Photographs, Thurs., Aug. 8, 7 pm, Willoughby Library

Description: Taking and editing high-quality digital photos has never been easier. The number of photos makes the process of organizing, searching, and preserving the best for future generations quite overwhelming. With today’s digital media stored on individual devices and a variety of cloud services, there is nothing tangible to hold on to – but the management of backups is overwhelming and time-consuming. Learn the best practices for organizing, digitizing, and preserving your photos with Kari Shick.

Go Deeper with LinkedIn Learning and Gale Courses

Looking to take the ideas presented at this program to the next level? Check out LinkedIn Learning and Gale Courses. Both databases are free with your library card, accessible anywhere with an internet connection, and full of vetted, reputable courses like “Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos”, “Photographing People With Your Digital Camera”, courses on using Photoshop/editing digital photos and much more.

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Other Ways to Explore Your Family History

Ancestry Library Edition

Interested in knowing where your ancestors were born? Or when they immigrated to different countries? Looking to put together your family tree? Use Ancestry Library Edition to start your quest. NOTE: This database is only accessible inside of our Libraries.


Your ancestors left clues along the way. Now, you can trace them online. Use HeritageQuest Online to unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. Accessible anywhere with an internet connection.


Interested in knowing what war your ancestors fought in? When and where they were deployed?, by Ancestry, combines official military records with deep first-person content, including bios, photos, letters and more. Accessible anywhere with an internet connection.

African American Heritage

African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. Accessible anywhere with an internet connection.

Heritage Hub

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 Discover obituary information spanning more than 200 years with content from all 50 states – including hard-to-find information from the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s using Heritage Hub. Accessible anywhere with an internet connection.

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