Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I Give Credit to Midge...

....Midge Frazel that is over at Granite in My Blood for this post.

Back in early December I saw several Facebook updates from Midge about her new digital voice recorder. She even posted a short clip of her first recording (oddly enough, she has a New England accent - who would have thought!) I had been thinking about getting some type of hand-held recording device but just didn't have the energy to research them. I'm sure you all know how it is - there are a million choices and it just seems like you should thoroughly check them ALL out. Well, fortunately for me Midge mentioned exactly what she had purchased. I decided that was good enough for me! Now let me say that Midge never said, "Hey everyone, go out and buy this." I just decided that if she was happy with it and could upload a clip so (apparently) easily, that was going to be the extend of my "research." Besides, I could order it from Amazon and it met my price criteria. [Here is a link to the product, if anyone is interested]

As I mentioned in a recent post, I used this as part of my Christmas genealogy game. I had my nieces and nephew record answers to some of the questions on their quizzes. So, here's my first attempt. I chose this clip because I knew I had some pictures from one of my Grandpa Quick's photo albums to illustrate it:







8 comments:

  1. What a great idea ... gotta git me one of those...

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  2. The sound is really clear. May have to get me one of those. I loved the story, too.

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  3. I thought I posted a comment yesterday! Thanks, Diana for "copying me" as kids say. The crdit goes to my Twitter friends who gave me recommendations and to Kathy Schrock, my tech guru, aka Gadget Queen, for picking out just the right model for me.

    I can't wait to take it to the graveyard with me so I don't have to hand write inscriptions and wonder forever if I missed something on the back of a stone.

    Loved your digital story!

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  4. Hi Greta and Debbie - Yes I would definitely recommend it. Very easy to use and I don't like reading directions. I prefer to try stuff out as I go along. I as able to edit the audio to take out some stuff at the beginning and get right to the interview.

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  5. Hey Midge - Glad you stopped by! You know, I hadn't even thought about taking it to the graveyard - but another great idea. Thanks.

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  6. Hilarious story, and with the pix... what a treasure! Great job, Diana! Priceless!

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  7. Thanks T.K. - it's funny but I was just saying to someone that the "Priceless" comment from the commercial is one that is often so true in genealogy :-)

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  8. Love the video - thing! Fun to hear Nannie and Colton and the story of the mud cherry pie!

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