Crowdsourcing family stories is utilizing other family members to gather those family stories. In my case, I am seeking to crowdsource the identification of individuals in a photo and/or discover further details in those photographs. Learn how you can do it, too!
Old Family Photos
Finding old family photos of your ancestors is always a thrill, but often, they are elusive. Maybe you have photographs of your ancestors, but they are unlabeled! (Sigh...) Who is actually in THAT photo?
You need strategies to understand and identify those unidentified individuals in your ancestors' photographs. Learn about the five different types of photographs, the step by step process of identifying the individuals and important clues that can be found within your family photos.
New to working with old family photos? I suggest you start with 4 Tips to Identify Unknown Family Photographs.
Links to get started exploring our ancestors' photographs:
As genealogy researchers, we want to know what our ancestors looked like. To know that we have to find their photographs, so Let’s begin the hunt for our ancestors’ photographs!
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!]…
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…