Getting our family’s photographs is organized is tough.
It doesn’t seem to matter if I am organizing the photographs I took on my phone this morning, or trying to decide how organize and store my ancestors’ photographs dating back over 100 years.
I never know quite how to begin the sorting or which organizing system I should use. So, I’m turning to the experts!
Photo Organization for Genealogy Researchers
Today I am sharing with you in video format three (3) fantastic organizers and bloggers who can help shed light on our photo organization woes. Actually one writer is a professional organizer AND a genealogist! (Hi, Caroline!)
Note: This video was part of a Tuesday’s Tip video series I used to run in the past, and it’s still pertinent even if it’s not Tuesday! ð
Where I turn great strategies and tips on organizing photographs:
- The Swedish Organizer : Caroline Gunter is both a professional photo organizer and a genealogy researcher. She’s been a guest blogger here at Are You My Cousin? talking about….photo organization! When you are done reading her post here, hop over to her blog The Swedish Organizer and explore more tips and strategies for organizing your family’s photographs.
- Good Life Organizing & Good Life Photo Solutions– Andi Willis is also a professional photo organizer. She’s a past guest blogger here at Are You My Cousin? as well, helping readers preserve those family photographs. (Hint: Having a system for this is important!) In January 2018, Andi started Good Life Photo Solutions. Explore her blog for tips photo organization and if you have precious family photos in one of those magnetic photo albums, check out this post!
- AndreaDekker.com – I’ve been following Andrea Dekker’s blog for many years. She shares simple and effective strategies for home organization and photo organization. I particularly like her straight forward solutions for handling digital photographs as well as how she creates family memory books. her strategies are easily adaptable whether I am organizing photos of my own (grown) children or those of my ancestors.
Here’s my own personal tip: No photo organization system is perfect. The best one is the one you use consistently!
Sometimes stepping outside of the genealogy world leads to resources and solutions in our genealogy research and organization.
P. S. Can you tell I’m an organizing junkie?!
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