Options for Digitizing Photos and Film

The link below is to an article that takes a look at options for digitizing your photo and film records.

For more visit:
http://www.geneabloggers.com/digitization-options-family-photos-including-slides-film-negatives-home-movies/

Imgur Pro

The link below is to an article that takes a look at Imgur Pro, which is an image sharing site that is now offering its service for free. I currently use Flickr and can’t see that choice changing any time in the near future – however, having another option available will be of value. I will look at using Imgur Pro in some manner in the future. Imgur Pro is just another option for sharing family photos among family and friends.

For more visit:
http://www.guidingtech.com/38831/imgur-pro-guide/

12 Collections of Historical Images on Flickr

The link below is to an article that lists 12 of the best collections of historical images on Flickr.

For more visit:
http://ebookfriendly.com/flickr-photostreams-historic-images/

Article: Archiving JPG Scans and Photos

The link below is to an article that looks at archiving photos.

For more visit:
http://www.thefamilycurator.com/home/2013/8/6/archiving-jpg-scans-and-photos-from-your-flip-pal-mobile-sca.html

Photos: Grandparents Trip to Sydney

I have been working on various family archives recently and today photo archiving has been at the heart of what I have been doing. Sadly, most of the photos belonging to my mother’s parents have very little in the way of information attached to them in any manner whatsoever. There are no dates mentioned, very little in the way of location information, etc. The best descriptions I have for some of the photos are marked on the various envelopes that photos have been stored in – ‘west,’ ‘south’ and so on.

The photos in this post are clearly of Sydney and the envelope they were stored in marks them as ‘Opera House Trip.’ These photos are easily identified, being of major landmarks in my state’s capital city – Sydney. However, the photos have no indication of dates, which is disappointing. If I would have to guess I’d suggest the 1960s or 1970s. If you think you are able to hazard a useful guess at the date these photos were taken, please leave your thoughts in the comments.

One of the photos shows people walking through an area at the Opera House. In the photo there are four people in the front half of the photo – my grandmother is the woman on the right of this grouping of people, carrying a handbag.

Sydney Opera House  

 

ABOVE: Photos of the Sydney Opera House

ABOVE: Sydney Harbour Bridge

Article: Family Clock

The link below is to an article that provides something of a tutorial for making a family clock by using your favourite family photos.

For more visit:
http://offbeathome.com/2012/09/photo-wall-clock

Article: How to Save Old Photographs

The link below is to an article that will be of interest to genealogists – how to preserve those precious old photos.

For more visit:
http://www.wisebread.com/maintaining-memories-how-to-save-old-photographs

Photo Albums Now Live

I have been hard at it and now have the photo albums all up at tracingourhistory.com. These are all the family related photo albums hosted at Flickr.

See the photo albums at:
http://tracingourhistory.com/photos.html

Have a peek at the new site at:
http://tracingourhistory.com