Cross-posted from The Hanneman Archive Over the past several years, I’ve done restoration and cleaningof many grave monuments across Wisconsin. Since the special chemicals used to clean the monuments can take a month or more to take full effect, I don’t often see the final, final product. So I was very impressed with a photograph … More Good Evidence of the Value of Cleaning Cemetery Headstones
Oral history is one of the most important arrows in the historian’s quiver. Source documents, photographs, databases and the like offer their own advantages, but audio and/or video interviews deliver information not available with other types of media. It’s one thing to read about someone and the details of their life. But being able to hear … More Preserve Oral History, While You Can
Some of the most memorable images in our archive are old black-and-white photographs that were hand tinted to add color to parts of or the entire photo. Color film eliminated the novelty of that practice. Today we can do the process in reverse to create special, stunning images from even ordinary color prints. A couple … More Color Splash Your Photo Library
American breweries must have known that the era of Prohibition would not last. Some that were officially shut down from 1920-1933 operated as wildcat breweries making black-market beer. The major brewers got creative, marketing malt syrup as a food ingredient, ostensibly for use in making bread and candy. Our featured ad from history is from … More Ads in History: Blatz Malt Syrup
Nobel Prize-winning author Rudyard Kipling certainly understood the power of stories. He wrote some of the most memorable ones of the past two centuries, including The Jungle Book, Captains Courageous and Gunga Din. He provides his take on history in this installment of Treasured Wisdom. Could it be that history gets short shrift because of how it … More Treasured Wisdom from Rudyard Kipling
Long before Thomas Alva Edison invented the modern light bulb and changed the world, he was a budding child entrepreneur who hawked snacks and sundries on passenger trains and published his own mobile weekly newspaper. On two occasions, Edison was roughed up by a co-worker or customer: one threw him off a moving train and … More Throw Thomas Edison From the Train!
We just created a promotional video to give the world a look and feel of what Treasured Lives is all about. The HD video runs about 40 seconds and can be viewed in the embedded player below via Vimeo. Genealogists and family history buffs are increasingly using video to help bring stories to life. They … More New Treasured Lives Promo Video
Doing research on family history is an exciting journey. That is the idea behind Treasured Lives, a small business dedicated to helping you map out and progress on your history journey. There are lots of online databases and services out there dedicated to genealogy and history. If that all seems overwhelming to you, Treasured Lives … More Welcome to Treasured Lives