Old Family Photos

Focus on Photographs Round-up

Focus on Photographs Round-Up

Are you fortunate enough to have photographs of your ancestors?  Even just 1 or 2? If so, you know how much family photographs add to your research experience.

This month we have been focusing on our family heirloom photographs.  We’ve explored how to identify a photograph and the individuals in it.  We’ve looked at case studies of photographs. We’ve explored how to safely store our heirloom photographs. You will find these other photo related posts helpful, too.

Using Flickr to Identify Your Ancestors

4 Tips to Identify Unknown Family Photographs 

Use Google Image Search in Your Genealogy Research

Photographs=Conversation Starters

Discovering Family History Hidden in Photographs

Tuesday’s Tip – How to Label a Photograph

Surprising Details in an Ancestor’s Photograph

Look Back at This Month’s Posts

Example of a Tax Stamp
Example of a 3 Cent Tax Stamp

A Case Study: Identifying an Unknown Photograph

How to Determine the Date of an Old Family Photograph

Tuesday’s Genealogy Tip – Cabinet Cards

Case Study: 5 Steps to Identify a Family Photograph

How to Date Photographs Using Tax Stamps

Your Ancestors + Funeral Photography

Best Practices for Storing Heirloom Photographs

Digitize Your Heirloom Family Photographs

Resources for Safe Photo Storage and Preservation

Elton and Lawrence Carr - Halifax County, VA 1914
Elton and Lawrence Carr – Halifax County, VA 1914

We want to store our photographs safely for future generations.  Finding appropriate storage supplies can be tough sometimes.  Below are a few places to purchase your archival photo safe supplies.

Gaylord Archival – This is the “granddaddy of them all”.  You can order a free catalog and free booklets on preserving and storing your photographs and other ephemera.

Amazon.com – You can find many archival photo storage supplies.

The Container Store – Also, sells a variety of archival photo storage supplies.

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Take a second (or third or fourth or…) look at your heirloom family photographs. Can you discover any new clues to your genealogy research in your ancestors’ images?

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