Finding your ancestors' photographs is always a thrill. Often they are elusive. Or....you have photographs of your ancestors but they are unlabeled! (Sigh..) Who is whom?
You need strategies to identify those unidentified individuals in your ancestors' photographs. Take time to learn about the different types of photographs and what clues can be found within them.
I suggest you start with 4 Tips to Identify Unknown Family Photographs.
If you need extra help, I'm here. CLICK here to check out my genealogy consultation services. The links below will also help you explore available resources and strategies to identify your ancestors' photographs.
Links to get started exploring our ancestors' photographs:
- 4 Tips to Identify Unknown Family Photographs
- Case Study: 5 Steps to Identify a Family Photograph
- Best Practices for Storing Heirloom Photographs
- Webinar - Finding Photos of Your Ancestors in Unexpected Places
- Medical Genealogy + A Photograph = A Young Woman's Story
- Would You Recognize Your Ancestor's Wedding Photo?
Colorize family photos using the MyHeritage in Color tool and bring new life to your photos. It’s easy and is a great way to share your family history! Who has black and white photographs in their family photo collection? I know I do, and I’m raising my hand high! Ever look at those old family photographs and wonder what color your great great grandmother’s dress was? Or what color your ancestor’s hair was? Me, too! The MyHeritage in Color tool allows us to do that! [I confess, I’ve been having too much fun playing with this tool. It’s taken me longer than usual to write this post, because I keep…
Explore resources to find what your ancestor looked like and if you are indeed their doppelganger. Learn which genealogy records you should research. Do you know what your ancestors looked like? Do you know their physical characteristics? Do you know how tall they were? How short? The color of their eyes and hair? Did they have any physical deformities? And the BIG burning question on your mind….. Do you look like your ancestors?! Do you have a doppelganger in the family tree? What is a Doppelganger? In German folklore, all living things have a spirit double. They referred to that spirit double as a doppelganger. Other folklore traditions refer to…
Learn how to use Google Photos for genealogy to store, back up and share old family photographs with family. Best part? It’s FREE. If you have been a reader of Are You My Cousin? for even a short period of time, you know I am a fan of Google. I routinely use Google Drive for creating timelines, taking notes, writing genealogy reports and ancestral stories. (I like to write!) Google Maps and Google Earth let me put my ancestors on the map – literally! Google Books? Well, it’s a favorite, too. [Google even interviewed me about it! Check out the video.] Now, let’s talk about Google Photos for genealogy. Google…