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Old 01-05-20, 10:36
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Default Organising Your Family History Photographs

After literally years and years of collecting Family History Photos and really not preserving them, labelling them, or looking after them with the care that they deserved, I have finally decided to re-organise, digitise, scan, catalog, label and store my photo collection.

After years and years of thinking about it and putting it off I have finally made a start, I will be documenting the whole process from choice of materials, storage, media etc and wanted to share with you the process. I looked online on various forums and websites, to get tips and ideas, and I think it's certainly worthwhile reading and looking at examples of what others have done, which is why I wanted to share this with you.

https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020...graphs-part-1/
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Old 02-05-20, 11:34
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I have a collection of old photos. I've put them all on my laptop and copied them to memory sticks. The really od ones (on card) have been put in acid-free folders and are kept in my fire-proof safe. They're all labelled and dated as best I can do.
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Old 03-05-20, 01:57
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I have tried to scan most of the old photos I have had access to or have copies of. I keep the digital ones both on a hard drive and online. The more copies there are, the better the chances of survival.
I learned the hard way not to just have one storage option.
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Old 03-05-20, 08:13
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I agree the more storage options you have the better. I opted for cloud storage, External HDD which I already had and online uploading.

I have finished the next stage of the re-organisation of my Family History Photo Collection and the next part can be followed here;


https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020...graphs-part-2/
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Old 03-05-20, 12:01
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I use most of the above options...but the one I like the best, albeit expensive, is to self-publish books of photos together with explanatory notes. I have been able to send copies of these books to my siblings and they can be purchased by other interested family members who get involved in genealogy. I use Blurb, but there are other self publishing companies which do much the same.

My latest effort was a collection of my mother's photos, which was produced in hard cover on glossy paper (hence the expense), but I was pleased with the result. If this method interests you, you can use this link to view a sample copy

https://au.blurb.com/bookstore/invit...-08_30_19-body
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Old 03-05-20, 15:01
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Always so much more to do. Nice work, Bev.
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Old 04-05-20, 15:59
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One good thing - when my grandmother went into a care home, my Mum made a photo album of her life and labelled it all. I now have a wonderful pictorial record of Grannie from her christening photo onwards and many members of our family all identified.
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Smoothy & Willsher/Wiltshire in Essex & Surrey
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Barnes, Dunt, Gray, Massingham, Saul/Seals/Sales in Norfolk
Matthews & Nash in Warwickshire
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Old 06-05-20, 10:40
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Although it must have been a sad moment when Granny went into the care home Nell, what a wonderful thing to do, create a pictorial record of her life, what a beautiful thing to keep.
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Part 3 is finally here!! Apologies for the delay, but had a few family difficulties to negotiate*

https://chiddicksfamilytree.com/2020...graphs-part-3/
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