2    Jul 201313 comments

Glyn: Century-old teddy bear looks for his family

For over a year, the Bristol Airport staff has been searching for Glyn’s owner.

Glyn, a 100-year-old teddy bear, was found in a bag along with a photograph dated 1918, where he appears with two young girls.

Dora, Sonia and Glyn (image credit: Bristol Airport)

The staff is looking for clues to help find Glyn’s owner or the descendants of Dora and Sonia.  Currently, the closest they've come in their search is to look for a Sonnie and Dora, who wrote a note on the photo's back. Continue reading "Glyn: Century-old teddy bear looks for his family" »

15    Apr 20132 comments

Competition: The oldest wedding photo?

Springtime is here and the wedding season is near.

Wedding photos preserve your unique family legacy and document memories in your family history research.

We want to know the stories behind your ancestors' wedding photos.

In February, our colleague Justyna received a stunning 1932 wedding photograph via the MyHeritage Polish Facebook page, from a member.

Wedding Photo 1932

With that photo’s popularity, we wanted to see more of our members' family memories.

What's your oldest wedding photo of an ancestor?

Share your photos of your ancestors' weddings, a brief description of the people, and the date and place where they were married.

The oldest photos - with the most interesting stories - will be posted on our blog and our Facebook page. Readers will decide the winner.

One lucky winner will receive a one-year Premium subscription and a one-year data subscription.

Send photos by April 22 (with description, date and place) with the subject "Wedding Competition" to stories@myheritage.com.

Good luck!

Note: Do not send photos not your own or those for which you do not have permission to use. MyHeritage is not responsible for photos that may be transferred without the consent of the family. The competition is open to registered users at MyHeritage. Don’t have an account yet? Start your free digital family tree today at www.myheritage.com.

13    Nov 20121 comment

Preservation: Storm-damaged photos

Following Hurricane Sandy, many families have lost their most precious possessions, including photos.

University of Delaware professor Debra Hess Norris is chair of the Department of Art Conservation and offers some tips to save damaged photos.

An expert on photograph preservation, Norris - and her colleagues and students - are hoping to provide the public with advice and resources. They have event set up an email address for questions. Send questions to art-conservation@udel.edu, with the subject line “Save My Photograph,” and the team will provide recommendations.

“It’s about giving people who have had to deal with so much some hope and guidance for saving photographs that are precious to them,” Norris says. “In many cases, water-damaged photographs can be saved.”

Some general tips: Continue reading "Preservation: Storm-damaged photos" »

22    Nov 20110 comments

Thanksgiving: Picture the festivities!

Where has the year gone?

Supermarkets in the US are jammed with shoppers looking for that perfect turkey and gathering all the ingredients for side dishes and traditional desserts.

There are only a few days left until entire neighborhoods and apartment buildings are filled with the fragrance of roasting turkeys.

The MyHeritage team encourages everyone to record this holiday - and all family holidays, of course - in photographs for posterity. To help this project along, we’re giving away two Premium subscriptions for the best photo in each of two categories: Old family photos of Thanksgiving past and contemporary photos of this year’s festivities.

Continue reading "Thanksgiving: Picture the festivities!" »

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