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.

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Unidentified family photographs of our ancestors can be tough to identify. Let's learn about your best first step to identifying unknown photographs of your ancestors in your collection.

How a 1950’s Photograph Led to a Family Reunion

Many of you my long time readers know how absolutely fortunate I was to receive a plethora of family photographs once I started my family research. Photographs arrived by way of large Rubbermaid boxes, snail mail, email and a lot of road trips. Identifying each of the individuals in the photographs has been a challenge. …

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