26Jan/114The very bottom picture is their daughter. The one up and to the right is Karin. The one next to it is her mom. The one above Karin is her grandmother and the one next to that is Karin's great-grandmother. It isn't very often that you see 5 generation photos like this, especially when they are all wedding photos. Now, the part that I think is the most amazing is the fact that in all of the photos, all the women are wearing the same necklace!
20Jan/112Deseret News website yesterday:
SALT LAKE CITY — Two floors of the LDS Church History Library were evacuated Wednesday afternoon as a precaution because of decomposing film that posed an explosion risk. Salt Lake Fire Capt. Michael Harp said an alert archivist noticed deteriorating 72 mm film inside a canister at 2:30 p.m. The film contained an unstable element called cellulose nitrate, which Harp says can be flammable or even create a small explosion. Patrons on the third and fourth floors of the library were escorted out while the film was contained in an archival room. From there, a company specializing in the removal and transport of such materials picked up the film. After several hours when downtown traffic had tapered off, Harp said the film was taken to the local landfill where where it was detonated.As soon as I read this many questions started popping into my head. What was on the film? Do they have a backup copy of the film? How does this situation affect other possible instances with other film? What else could happen to these rolls of microfilm that have been stored for many years? To me this just shows the importance of digitizing all of the microfilm the LDS Church has in the Granite Mountain Vault. It is hard to say what some of the condition of the film is like in the Family History Library, Church History Library, as well as any other library in the world that has old documents stored on microfilm and microfiche. Digitization of these documents is critical in order to ensure their preservation for future generations.
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The following post continues the Mobile Monday Series reviewing various apps for mobile devices that help doing genealogy while you are on the go. If you haven't been following this series be sure to check previous posts:
One of my favorite apps I use on my phone quite frequently is the Voice Memos App. The app comes pre-installed on your iPhone and enables you to do just what the title says, create voice memos.
This app is great for interviewing your family members, making little notes while you are on the go or to simply record your own family history. The application is very easy to use and the interface is very basic - no need of technical knowledge here. All you have to do once you are in the app is click the record button.
Once you are done recording you can view all the previous recorded audio clips, play them, edit them and share them.
To share an audio clip, click on the the specific memo either by clicking the little blue arrow button or the time the clip was recorded. If you click the time the clip was recorded, the Share button you see on the bottom of the screen will light up or if you click the arrow you will see another Share button on that screen.
Once you click the Share button, simply click Email and then enter in the email address you are wanting to send it to. If you clicked the little blue button to share the clip, you will notice there is also a Trim button. This will enable you to "trim" the clip, which in audio and video editing terms means to shorten. You may have pressed the record button and got a big long audio recording but you only want to share a little portion of that clip. By using the trim feature you can send only what you want and nothing else. This also helps keep the file sizes down too.
One great feature that I just found the other day was the ability to mark what kind of memo you are creating. After creating the audio clip, click again on the little blue button where it gives you the option to trim and share your clip. Notice there is another little arrow pointing to the right on the same box that has the time and date of the recording. When you click on that arrow another screen comes up letting you chose what kind of recording you made and label it that way.
This is a great way to keep all your voice memos organized. You can also create your own custom label to name it what ever you want.
After recording your memos you can also save them onto your computer hard drive for later use and sharing as well. When you sync your iPhone to your computer with iTunes, all your voice memos you created since the last sync are copied onto your computer into your iTunes Library. From there, simply right click on the voice memo in iTunes and either click on "Show in Finder" or "Show in Explorer" depending on if you are using a Mac or a PC. This will take to you the location on your hard drive where this clip is stored. You can use this clip in movies, slideshows, emailing, etc.
Again, this app is already installed on your device so there is not further actions you need to take other than just clicking the record button.