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Grandmother Stumbles Out Of The Gate In Canada & Ukraine

VERSION 1.0 – It’s true, it’s true.  I’ve been working virtually non-stop this week, despite time spent mourning the near passing of a loved one, to get some of the planning work done for Memories Forever. At least that’s what it’s being called right now.  I’m writing this particular mission to my sister who is partners in the aptly code-named project to tell her some updates on the web hosting front.  I’ve been in conversation with @GoDaddy all week and this is what I can surmise about their web hosting plans so far:

  • The company is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and security of  cPanel is easy to fake in an open relay.
  • Vendor agents that make it a regular habit of neglecting customer service to create more financial benefits.
  • No emphasis on site security Login or service.
  • Site traffic creates endless loop WordPress specific applications called ‘plugins encouraged, but little support.
  • Recommendations by e-agents working for the same company does not use e-mail from this supplier.
  • Recommendations by agent via the website scrape with third-party tools. The solution was to introduce a database agent suggested cut and paste into WordPress.
  • Re-billing and auto-debit problem. Information is not given re new SMTP or to those who are disabled hosting web domains.
  • Code programming is added to the page builder and WordPress installations. Several WordPress site does not work and is not recommended, despite multiple domains on the server.
  • The possibility that they ignore international clients through issues of payment and conversion of the dollar.

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Legacy Photo: Grandmother Celebrates Ukrainian Poet’s Life, Now A Digital Adventure

100x250scrapbooking#TECHNOLOGY – It began with a few questions asked of my father.  Who is in this picture, why was it taken and where did it come from?  What resulted was a new adventure in digital scrapbooking.

The woman pictured middle row, fifth from left is my Grandmother Anna.  The lad in the hat at front is my Uncle Ron.  They are gathered at the local hall in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, in the 1940s, to celebrate the life and times of Ukrainian writer and artist Taras Shevchenko.

My introduction to ‘old country’ nationalist poetry has indeed been a unique journey of discovery.  Upon discovering this photo, and the accompaning photo credit to Picco Studio: Rouyn, Quebec, I began my adventure for the first time in Ukrainian history.  Fascinating as it is, I am also interested in creating more history by adding to the encyclopedic documentation of my ancestry.

I searched relevant pages on Wikipedia including the Shevchenko entry and the entry for ‘Ukrainian literature‘ and added the above photograph of my ancestors to the pages in relevant sections.

It is no easy process to become an auto-confirmed or confirmed user on Wikipedia, granting certain editing rights that allow you to bypass the sharktank-like nature of beginner editing and article administration on Wikipedia.  Politics aside, I have successfully created and edited several large articles and am proud of my work there.

But now for a little bit more of history.  I’ve decided that the Picco Studio photo credit in the above photograph should be also enshrined through the online encyclopedia.

After toying around with Google and Google Translate for awhile, I found this page on the owners of Picco Studio.  I need some help in translating this page found here and badly translated into English here.

Apparently the photographer had a relationship to Marcel Barbeau, a relatively well known artist and recipient of the Order of Canada.  This fascinates me.

More records of Picco Studio, of Rouyn-Noranda, can be found as part of the Eddy Mathon Fund, a volume of more than 100,000 photographic works acquired by the National Archives of Quebec. 

According to this slightly botched translation: “The fund consists almost exclusively of original negatives from four studios of professional photographers Rouyn-Noranda: Star Studio Enrg, Gérard Enrg Photo, Fast Photo Enrg… Picco and Studio. These are portraits of individuals and families, as well as photographs of weddings and major buildings of Rouyn-Noranda. The fund also includes photographs of social, cultural and sports that took place in Rouyn-Noranda.

I will continue this journey into historical genealogical research by making additional #Wiki entries about these archives and listing them on the encyclopedia.

There are a great many historical photos that could be included on Wikipedia, and most remain hidden and locked away in libraries and archives.

Is there not a more suitable method to digitize these memories?


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