Monday, 28 December 2015

Start Your Family Tree Week 2015 - Day 3

At this point, you may want to start collecting photographs. You will want photographs to enhance the memories you have collected:
  1. Childhood photos
  2. School photos
  3. Family group photos
  4. Wedding photos
  5. Photos of people engaged in activities that were an important part of their lives - dance, sports, music
  6. Family pets
  7. Photos taken at celebrations - Birthdays, weddings, Christmas, Easter, summer vacations
Be sure to label all of the photos so that future generations will be able to easily identify not only the people in the photograph but the occasion when the photo was taken. 

An easy way to gather photos from others is to scan their original photos. This makes it easy for people to share with you because they can keep their originals. You can then add the photos into your family tree software and attach them to the appropriate person. Or you can store them in folders on  your hard drive or in a cloud based storage system so that you can easily find them when you need them. 

My favourite tool for scanning is the FlipPal Scanner. It is lightweight, portable and durable. The photos are automatically saved to an SD card and then you can easily and quickly transfer them to your computer so you can work with them to add to your tree or to place into folders. 

Happy Scanning!

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