What to DO with all this stuff?

Bogged down with a plethora of family photos, journals, documents, heirlooms, slides, videos, and voice recordings? Myrt has a plan!



  1. Divide & Conquor
    Distribute items to scan among the my daughters. Each makes the digitization a top priority for the next 12 months.
  2. Red Box
    Give materials to them in identical red storage box/containers with lids that you’ve carefully labeled with your name, phone & email address. That way if anything happens, the family can easily spot the red box and return it to you.
  3. WeAre
    Open up a private, interactive social family history archive at WeAre.xyz and add the box holders and their family members to the membership.

From My Daughters’ Point of view

  • Scan
    As each box holder scans an item have them upload it to the WeAre social family history website, so it doesn’t take up storage space on their personal computers.
  • 4×6 inch cards
    Give each a 4×6” card with file naming samples like:
    1893 WEISER Myrtle Eliza baby book cover
    1893 WEISER Myrtle Eliza baby book p1
    1893 WEISER Myrtle Eliza baby book p2
    1917 PLAYER Shirl WEISER Myrtle Eliza wedding invitation

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From Myrt’s Point of view

  • Upload our GEDCOM file to WeAre.xyz and attach digitalized items to the appropriate ancestors.
  • Tag uploaded digital files and create groups like:
    — Orcas Island 1960s
    — Chris & Nilou’s Wedding
    — Tess & Tracen’s Wedding
    — Overlake Drive
  • Spotlight & Ask
    Send text message with link to recently uploaded media and ask family members tell what they remember about that person or event.
  • Add maps, photos of main street, or that old adobe brick home.
    For instance, a postcard of 1890s to illustrate what it would have looked like for baby Myrtle’s parents to walk with their baby past the store fronts.
  • Host monthly online meetings for family night to discuss what’s new.
  • Have fun!


DearMYRTLE’s “MiniMyrt – What to DO with all this stuff?” video 15:02 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/live/lysMPqPapfo

DearMYRTLE’s “MiniMyrt – Exploring WeAre.xyz” video 6:13 minutes.

DearMYRTLE’s “MiniMyrt – Why GEDCOM?” video 5:58 minutes.

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