Monday, March 31, 2008

2008 Artistry of Genealogy Awards

Press Release Source:

2008 Artistry of Genealogy Awards Announced by the Photo Preservation Center
Sponsored by
Friday March 28, 1:21 pm ET

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Preserving family history through genealogy is an art with millions of stories to share. The 2008 Artistry of Genealogy Awards (AGA) were announced today by The Photo Preservation Center (PPC) to showcase outstanding genealogy websites and recognize excellence in preserving family history through genealogy. The categories and winners were selected by families across the nation who had their photo memories digitally preserved by as part of the process of recording and studying the ancestry of family trees.

An overview of the AGAs is available at Comprehensive information on each category and award recipient is detailed at “Tales from the World of Photo Scanning” (

"The 2008 Artistry of Genealogy Awards coincides with April’s ‘The Great American Photo Scanning Month’ to encourage having the 3.5 trillion analog photo snapshots digitally preserved," said Mitch Goldstone, Chairman of The Photo Preservation Center and president & CEO of, AGA’s sponsor.

“As generations of family photos begin to fade away, 'The Great American Photo Scanning Month' promises to inspire people to have their photos digitally scanned," said Goldstone. Throughout April, is providing 1000 free photo scans to members of four leading social networking sites. Along with all members of each website recognized by the AGAs, Flickr, MySpace, Blogger and Facebook members can have up to 1,000 4x6" photos scanned to DVD without charge when they mail their pictures to and pay $19.95 for return S&H and include the downloadable order form.

2008 Artistry of Genealogy Award Winners:
Photo Preservation Center (PPC) was established by as the principal resource for information on scanning digital images and preserving generations of analog photo memories. Its mission is to promote and foster the dissemination of information and host a resource center for discussing issues pertaining to the preservation of family pictures. PPC is designed to enhance awareness for converting analog pictures into digital images and promote new products available for consumers to view, save and share their photo memories. is a division of 30 Minute Photos Etc., founded in 1990 as a retail and nationwide digital imaging Ecommerce business. has digitally scanned more than 6-million photographic images.


Mitch Goldstone
President & CEO,,
Chairman, Photo Preservation Center,
email: info (at)


Moultrie Creek said...

A well-deserved congratulations. I always enjoy reading your articles.

Hugh W said...

never ever post unique photographs or archive material

a percentage will get lost and can never be replaced