Preserving history with March of the Living

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  • By Michael Katchen
  • October 7, 2011

As a 2004 March of the Living (MOL) alumni, I had the privilege to travel to Poland and Israel with an extraordinary group of Holocaust survivors. The experience changed my...

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Old-School Instagram Filters

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  • By Helena Price
  • September 29, 2011

At 1000memories, we have a particular fondness for old stuff (if you can’t tell by our homepage). That’s why we’ve always liked Instagram. It celebrates the old, vintage aesthetic of...

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Shoebox Stories: Abby

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  • By Helena Price
  • September 28, 2011

Most of our memories are not online yet. They are the old beautiful photos and handwritten letters tucked away in old shoeboxes and family albums, laying quietly in the corners...

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Introducing Shoebox + Family Trees

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  • By Rudy Adler
  • September 27, 2011

Over the last year, we’ve watched countless beautiful old photos, documents and handwritten letters pour into our site. People have rediscovered their most treasured memories - the ones hidden in...

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How many photos have ever been taken?

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  • By Jonathan Good
  • September 15, 2011

Today we take photos for granted. They are our memories of holidays and parties, of people and places. An explosion of cameras and places to share them (Facebook, twitter, instagram)...

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1000memories office: A virtual tour

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  • By Helena Price
  • September 2, 2011

It's no secret that we love working at our 1000memories headquarters, nestled in the Mission District of San Francisco. In case you've ever wondered what it's like behind the scenes...

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Engaging your family in genealogy: A panel at FGS 2011

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  • By Michael Katchen
  • September 2, 2011

Next week we will join thousands of genealogists from around the country (and around the world) at the 2011 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Springfield, Illinois. Over the past...

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Partnering with CBC to tell every Canadian’s stories

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  • By Michael Katchen
  • August 31, 2011

CBC’s The Late Show is a national radio documentary series which “explores the extraordinary life stories of deceivingly ordinary Canadians”. The show has an incredible following, probably because it’s so...

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"Storytelling In The Internet Age" @ SXSW 2012

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  • By Helena Price
  • August 23, 2011

We're excited to present "Storytelling in the Internet Age," a SXSW panel proposal that explores the evolution (and importance) of storytelling in a digital world. Read more about it here....

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Search for your family members

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  • By Jonathan Good
  • August 16, 2011

Today we are excited to launch a new way to search for family records in the social security database. The official US government database lists the names of the 89...

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