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:
Tuesday’s Genealogy Tip – Cabinet Cards
Do you have old family photographs? Do you have cabinet cards in your collection? Characteristics of a cabinet card will provide clues to use in your genealogy research.
Identify Old Family Photographs – Who IS That Couple?
How to identify old family photographs is a challenge for genealogy researchers. Learn the steps to identify those unknown photographs in your collection. Old family photographs. When you start researching genealogy and your family history, old family photographs seem to find their way to you. An aunt cleans out a closet. A distant relative heard you “do genealogy” and sends you old family photos in the mail. You find photos of your ancestors online or in a family tree online. When I began researching our family history, boxes (literally!) of photographs showed up in the back of my aunt’s car one Thanksgiving. Other times, my ancestors arrived by snail mail. …
How To Determine the Date of an Old Family Photograph
Explore 5 steps to dating old family photographs and identifying your ancestors.
Tips for Identifying People In Old Family Photos
Identifying old family photographs does not have to be impossible! Tips to identify your ancestors and discover your family history in old family photos. Genealogy research, old family photos and mystery individuals in those photos seem to go hand in hand! (But they don’t have to!) The old family photographs I share in this post arrived in a box originally marked “Richardson”. Unfortunately, none of the photographs are labeled. (I’m sure your ancestors labeled all of their photographs, right?!) I do strongly suspect the men are from my Richardson family of Pittsylvania County, VA. There is a certain family “look” I have come to recognize in known Richardson family…