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Identifying Unknown Family Photos

Family History By April 25, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Not all of our ancestors were diligent about labeling their photographs. And sometimes, we have to face the difficult task of deciding and deducing who that is next to our great-grandma. But identifying unknown family members in your photos doesn’t have to be such a chore. It may not be the easiest job, but putting in the time can be highly rewarding!

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Finding the Stories in an Old Photo Album | Melanie Frick

Family History, Guest Blogger By June 28, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

I first learned to take a closer look at old photographs not with those in my family’s own collection, but by studying a forgotten photograph album picked up at an antique store. The photographs within this album dated to the Civil War, and in an effort to identify the individuals based on a few faded captions, I studied them carefully. Who were the women wearing stunning, full-skirted dresses? Who were the children with the solemn faces and neatly curled hair? Might the portraits of bewhiskered men have been a last memento before they left home for battle?

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How to Index Old Family Photos | Physical Copies

Family History, Photography By November 13, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

A lot of family photos today are digitital. Information such as the day, place, and individual can be easy to record on iphones, with Facebook, or during the download process. However, the same cannot be said for the old, tarnished photographs…

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How to Keep Old Photos Safe

Family History, Photography By July 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Photos are something we cherish. They provide a glimpse into the past, and help us remember what time might have us forget. So, when an old photo is found, how can it best be preserved to keep the memories it represents safe? There’s a couple of ways…

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Family History for Kids

Family Fun, Family History By July 21, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Involving our families in family history can sometimes be a challenge, especially for children. However, the great thing about genealogy work is that it can be approached from so many different angles. Create a fun environment where family history for kids becomes fun

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