A Genealogy and Photo Restoration Blog

February 13, 2022

3 Reasons Photo Restoration is Important for Historians

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Why restored photos are important in History Photographs are an excellent visual record of memories and moments. You can capture as many…

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May 03, 2022

How to choose a Photo Restoration Service

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How to get your photos restored... The RIGHT Way. Old photos tell a story about your family's past. While everyone wants their…

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January 17, 2017

A Brief History of the Camera: How Photography Evolved

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History of Cameras and Photography - A Primer Photographic cameras, while they may still carry the attraction and quality, have somehow lost…

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August 07, 2017

Best Photo Paper: How to Choose - 2018 Edition

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Choosing the Right Paper for Your Photo Prints Note: This article has been updated for 2020-2021 - You Can read the newer…

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April 14, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Frequently Asked Questions Can a Heat-damaged or Sun-damaged Photo Be Restored? Over time, sunshine and heat can leach away the colors in…

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April 24, 2022

3 Reasons Professional Cameras are better than Smartphones

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3 Reasons Professional Cameras Still Have An Edge Over Smartphones Everyday phone companies are racing to release the newest, fastest, and most…

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May 10, 2021

Best Photo Paper: How to Choose - 2021 Edition

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The Best Photo Papers for Your Prints To get the most from any photo, the way you present it is crucial. It…

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December 21, 2016

How to Fix Photos Stuck to Glass

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When An Old Photog is Stuck to Glass, Don't Panic and Don't Just Start Peeling it Off! Putting aside the many benefits…

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July 11, 2021

Why are Negatives Called Negatives in Photography?

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Photo Negatives - Why they are called Negatives?   For those born in this century, negatives in photography are probably limited to…

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December 11, 2016

Good and Bad Christmas Ideas. Don't Get It Wrong.

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We're doing something other than photo restoration today... Let's talk about good and bad Christmas Gift Ideas. We'll Start Off With a…

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May 14, 2021

3 Camera Hacks To Give Your Pictures A Vintage Look

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How to create a Vintage Look for your Photos   f you're into vintage photography, then you know just how difficult it…

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April 15, 2021

How to Recover Photos from a Flooded Home

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3 Ways To Recover Photos From A Flooded Home   A flooded house is a grave inconvenience for homeowners. Along with the…

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August 02, 2017

How to Protect Photos from Heat and Humidity

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Why Your Old Photos Look Terrible. It's Houston, Texas: Home of Vietnam-like Heat and Humidity. Ahhh. Fun in the sun. If you…

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April 18, 2018

What is Sepia and Who Invented it?

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What is Sepia Tone? Contrary to what many people think, those nostalgic old photos that look brown didn’t turn that color as…

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September 14, 2016

Digital Photo Scanning | Negatives to Digital | 35mm Slide Conversion

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Preserving Your Photos with Digital Photo Scanning   Digitize Any Size Photo | Slides | 35mm Slides | 35mm Negatives | 110…

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October 28, 2018

Why are Old Military Photos Important to Us?

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  Restoring Old War Photos - Why it is So Important A picture of a loved one who served in the military…

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September 19, 2016

Why Using a Smaller Photo Retouching Service is the Best Option

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Why You Should Still Use a Small Photo Restoration Company, NOT the "Big" Drugstores and Grocery Stores Pharmacy chains are sure convenient,…

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February 19, 2017

How to Ruin all Your Family Photos in an Efficient Manner

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How To Destroy All Your Family Heirloom Photos in a Quick and Efficient Manner! When was the last time you really took…

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October 04, 2019

Why Photos and Slides Fade and Discolor Over Time

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Why Do Photographs Fade and Change Colors? Photographs represent irreplaceable memories. They capture a particular moment in time that holds sentimental value.…

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January 23, 2017

How to Turn Your Restored Photos into Works of Art

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Don't Just Fix Old Photos - Make Them Worthy of Your Fireplace Mantle! Every family has one—that large basket of photos. Full…

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December 09, 2018

Christmas and Holiday Photo Gift Ideas

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Top Christmas Photo Gifts from the Gang at Heritage - 2018 So what are you going to do with that newly restored…

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December 26, 2016

How to Date Old Photos | How Old is that Photo?

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Tips on Dating Old Photographs Holding on to old and happy memories can be difficult if you don’t know when they happened.…

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December 04, 2017

How to Handle Old Photos

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Don’t Touch That Old Photograph: You May Just Destroy It! Even in this modern age of digital photographs, we’re still surrounded by…

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September 20, 2016

Factors to Consider When Taking Care of Old Photos

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When Taking Care of Old Photos, There are Some Important Things to Think About Dusting off that old photo album so you…

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December 07, 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas from the Gang at Heritage

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Our Favorite Photography Gift Ideas This Christmas     You would think professional photographers have it easy when it comes to presenting…

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October 20, 2016

How To Restore Water Damaged Photos

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A Quick Lesson on How You Can Restore Water Damaged Photos “If only I had taken these pictures out before !”  …

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December 03, 2016

An Essential Guide to Protecting Restored Pictures

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Digital Photo Repair Brought Your Pictures Back To Life, So Choose the Right Frame. This may seem like an easy enough decision.…

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December 20, 2016

Photo Restoration vs. Conservation - Defining the Difference

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Photo Restoration and Photo Conservation.  So, What's The Difference? In a time where photos can instantly be uploaded for the world to…

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October 12, 2016

Protecting and Storing Antique Photos. You need to know!

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  How to Preserve, Protect and Store Antique Photos – Professional Edition   While there are many digital images that can truly…

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October 29, 2016

What causes faded photos?

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What causes photos to fade? While we have gone into the details of how environmental factors can ruin old photographs, we haven’t…

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June 22, 2017

Starting Your Family Tree - 5 Quick Ideas from a Genealogist

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  Your genealogy. Your heritage. Where do you start? We all lead busy lives. Few of us live out our lives in…

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November 13, 2016

Buying the Best Gifts for Your Family this Xmas

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This Christmas, Get Your Family Members Something Meaningful   Now, we know what you’re thinking. Why would you ever shop in the…

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September 27, 2016

All about "Photoancestry" and "We're Restoring Yesteryear"

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What is Photoancestry? It's like having your very own professional genealogist and photo restoration artist. What does it mean to “Restore Yesteryear?”…

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September 22, 2016

How to personally benefit from starting your family tree.

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How You Can Benefit From Learning Your Family History.   Human beings are the only species on earth who can think about…

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January 29, 2017

Gifts for Grandparents: Fix Old Photos and Create a Scrapbook

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Be Their Favorite Grandchild.  Give Your Grandparents the Gift of Photo Restoration. Your parents’ 50th wedding anniversary is a momentous occasion. A…

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November 19, 2017

Polaroids are Cool, and Cell Phones Are Not

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Good Old-Fashioned Polaroid Cameras. In 1967, Polaroid introduced tthe world to the Polaroid Swinger.  In cost a whole $19.99.  The commercial had…

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November 05, 2016

Can Photo Restoration Help Revive Memory?

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Can Photo Restoration Bring Back Long-Lost Memories? Digital Photo Repair gives you something not unlike reliving your old memories! Photos of your…

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January 10, 2017

How to Avoid Photo Restoration and Keep Pictures Safe

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Protect and Store Old Photos Properly.  Don't Just Run Around With Your Shirt Off and Your Tongue Hanging out, Doofus! Who hasn't…

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October 15, 2016

5 Key Elements of Photo Restoration and Repair

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Five Things to Know when Choosing Photo Restoration and Repair Services For customers who are unaccustomed to the workings of photo retouching and…

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May 09, 2018

Free Photo Restoration Lessons

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Photo Restoration Classes - Free And Open To The Public Old photos are more than just images on paper. They're a vibrant…

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September 19, 2016

The Importance of Preserving Your Photographs

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Someday, your grandchildren will want to see your baby pictures and wedding photos. Few people think about the importance of preserving their…

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December 03, 2016

Effective Tips to Preserve Your Family Photos for Life

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Tips to Preserve Your Family Photographs Although this new age is all about digital cameras, modern photography and digital tools, but old is…

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June 01, 2017

Protect Photos From Water Damage - Hurricane Season 2017

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Prevent Wet Photos - Guarding Your Heirloom Photographs in Hurricane Season  Envision what it might be like to wake up after a…

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November 26, 2016

More About Protecting Your Restored Photos

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Take Care of Your Restored Photos: Don’t Store them in Your Typical Spaces A cool and dry attic may seem like a good…

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