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:
Black and white photographs in your family photo collection? Give those photos new life and see your ancestors in full color. Learn how to colorize and enhance your old photos using MyHeritage in Color.
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…
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…