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?
Have old family photos? Learn how to edit your photos and find crucial family history clues in your ancestor’s photos and documents. Recently, Vivid-Pix Restore and I hosted a free webinar on “Finding Family History Clues in Old Photos and Documents” . It was so nice many of you could join us for the live session! Life is busy and many of you could not join us live. We get that, so I’m posting the video replay of the webinar here! Watch the webinar and learn how to edit both photos and documents to use in your genealogy research. [You’ll be amazed how you can make an faded document readable!]…
Crowdsourcing family stories hidden in old family photos creates connections with family. See how Ponga helps you bring the stories to life. Longtime readers know I have been on a quest to get all of my old family photographs identified. I’ve made good progress toward my goal, but I still have more photographs of individuals I do not know. Why is this such an important goal to me? How does identifying the individual(s) in one photograph benefit my research? It’s more than curiosity. I want to be able to tell those individuals’ stories! I want to know the family stories contained within those old family photographs. One thing that has…
Old damaged photos in your collection? Use the MyHeritage Photo Repair tool to repair and enhance your old family photos. You’ve found your grandmother’s photo only to discover it has cracks, scratches or worse. Is there anything you can do? I have good news! Yes, you can repair digital copies of your ancestor’s photo using the NEW MyHeritage Photo Repair. They’ve partnered once again with De-Oldify to grow their suite of photo enhancement options. It’s brand new, and is a perfect complement to MyHeritage’s other tools for colorization, photo enhancement and animation. [Okay, I’ll admit I’m still struggling with the animation feature. It takes me back to when I was…
Cemeteries tell stories of your ancestors you may be missing. Learn how photograph a cemetery to capture and preserve your family’s history. Welcome Diane Evans of PhotoFluent as our Guest Poster today! Diane is a photographer extraordinaire sharing the best way to to capture photographs in the cemetery where you ancestors are buried. I’ve always been fascinated by cemeteries. If you’re reading this then you probably understand that fascination, and might even have it yourself. There’s something so…eerie, beautiful, sad, and somehow comforting. There’s this connection to those who have gone before us that literally lies beneath us, as we wander around observing the markers of our ancestors. I’m also…