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:
Are You Your Ancestor’s Doppelganger? Find Out What Your Ancestor Looked Like
Do you look like your ancestors? Explore photographic resources to find out what your ancestors looked like. Also, learn where to find written physical descriptions of your ancestors.
Google Photos For Genealogy: It’s A Picture Perfect Guide!
Having a large number of old family photographs is lots of fun, but organizing them and sharing them? Well, that can be a challenge. Google Photos is picture perfect for keeping things organized. I’ll show you how.
Identify Your Ancestor In That Photograph
How to identify your ancestor in an old photograph is tough. I get it. Genealogy researchers often are the recipients of a family’s old photographs. Yet, these old family photos come to us unlabeled and unorganized. The task of identifying your ancestors in the photographs seems daunting if not impossible. Could your family photo collection contain a great grandparent who is simply not recognized? You crave a resource with strategies to guide them through the steps of identifying their old family photos. You want a resource that will allow you to be strategic in analyzing and labeling your old family photos. Why? Identifying that old family photograph allows that individual’s…
How To Pull Genealogy Clues From Your Old Family Photographs
Old family photographs can tell the stories of our ancestors’ lives and provide valuable clues to finding more genealogy records. [This post is sponsored by The Imaging Alliance; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.] Old family photos tell the stories of our ancestors. They tell a story of physical characteristics passed down from generation to generation. They tell the stories of special occasions. They tell the stories of everyday life. If you have been a longtime reader of Are You My Cousin?, you know how fortunate I am to have inherited a large collection of family photographs. My great-grandmother Esther Richardson grew up in the early 1900’s when…