We are recording more stories than ever

  • By Jonathan Good
  • December 14, 2011

2011 was the year when the history books were finally thrown open. From Tahrir Square[1], to Facebook Timeline, we proclaimed for the first time ever, history would be the story...

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Our past is more durable than ever

  • By Jonathan Good
  • December 14, 2011

Scientists’ best estimates suggest that our universe is a little under 14 billion years old [1]. Against that vastness of time, our human efforts to remember and be remembered can...

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The Internet is becoming our memory

  • By Jonathan Good
  • December 14, 2011

When the three letters "L," "O," and "G" blinked across the screen at the Stanford Research Lab in 1969 it didn't seem like an event to rival the moon-landing a...

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Old photos are going viral

  • By Michael Katchen
  • December 14, 2011

It’s easy to forget that the Internet is only 20 years old [1], and we've been sharing our lives on social media for only a fraction of that time. While...

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Rescue your old home videos

  • By Brett Huneycutt
  • December 8, 2011

The popularity of "ShoeBox," our free app that turns your cell phone into a handheld scanner, has made it clear that people want to get their shoeboxes of photos out...

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And our "How To Go Home" holiday contest winner is...

  • By Helena Price
  • December 7, 2011

Congratulations to Aaron Durand, winner of our "How To Go Home" Santa holiday photo contest! Aaron managed to find and scan the perfect shot from his family collection with ShoeBox...

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Rediscovering Grammie's Album

  • By Joshua Taylor
  • November 22, 2011

Today we feature a guest post from D. Joshua Taylor, a nationally recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher. He is the VP of Administration for the Federation of Genealogical Societies...

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How To Go Home: A Survival Guide to Life During the Holidays

  • By Helena Price
  • November 16, 2011

With Thanksgiving approaching, holidays are the few tried-and-true times when geographically-split families reconvene. While family holidays can be a wonderful time catch up with relatives, eat large quantities of home...

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New privacy options to help customize your experience

  • By Jonathan Good
  • November 15, 2011

At 1000memories, we know that privacy is important to our users and we strongly believe in providing simple tools to let everyone customize the privacy of their online content. We've...

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Introducing the WWII ShoeBox Project

  • By Rudy Adler
  • November 8, 2011

My grandfather was a navigator in World War II. His outfit, nicknamed The Dirty Deuce, fought as a part of the 8th Air Force in the 486th Bomb Group that...

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