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Genealogts want to help Keep Your Memories Alive


October 4, 2017

Photo by Sean C. Morgan TERESA RIPER, right, and Angela Thoma examine a negative they are preparing to scan.

A new program of the Sweet Home Genealogical Society gives Sweet Home community members the opportunity to digitize and preserve old photography.

“We’re offering it to the community at a very low cost,” said Teresa Riper, society president. The “Keep Your Memories Alive” project charges a quarter per image. “We’re able to keep the cost low because of the Community Foundation.”

A $1,625 grant from the Sweet Home Community Foundation in March enabled the volunteer nonprofit organization to purchase equipment to scan and store negatives, including glass negatives.

“We, as...

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