Monday, April 26, 2010

52 Weeks to Better Genealogy - Week 17

Here it is – Challenge 17 , brought to us by Amy Coffin at the WeTree blog, and hosted by Geneabloggers. And, this is one that I know I need to work on! I have been fortunate enough to inherit many old family photos, and have accumulated many of my immediate family over the years. Few of them are labeled. I also have a frustrating stack of "unknown" photos --- surely related somehow to my family, but I haven't a clue. I desperately need to sit gown and start labeling, while I still have enough presence of mind to do so.

Get out your family photos and label them. You’ve seen them a million tines because they’re YOUR photos, but what happens when they’re passed down to others? Will those people know the names of everyone in the pictures? Take some time and label your photos with pertinent information. If you’re working with old photos, take consideration with their age and condition. Devise an archival-friendly labeling system. For digital photos, you can use computer programs to tag the images with names or other identifying information. If that’s too confusing, you can at least save and/or re-name digital photos with details of your choosing. Don’t let another generation slip by without documenting your photos. Your ancestors will thank you. If you have a genealogy blog, share with your readers your system for identifying photos, and even share a photo if you like.

This challenge runs from Saturday, 24 April 2010 through Friday, 30 April 2010.

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