Books dating old photos
They put faces to names you’ve studied, and this turns those names into real people… Looking at the setting of the photograph, the clothes and/or jewelry the people in it were wearing, and even how they were posing can tell you a lot of interesting details about their lives, too.–Laura, Marketing Manager Put out the photo call and let your friends and family know you're counting on them to get this done.Give them enough time, but not too much time (there's nothing like a looming deadline to spur action! It's likely the level of tech know-how varies in your circles, so let your aunt know she can snail mail some of her favorite photos and you'll have them safely returned.You’re honoring your ancestors by identifying them and remembering them, you’re creating a fuller family tree that is also more meaningful, and you’re discovering how your ancestors actually lived.
That’s the beauty and attraction of genealogy in a nutshell, and identifying old photos can help you do it to the fullest extent possible.
If the photo has more than one person in it, you may recognize someone you’ve seen before, either in other photos or in person.