Do you have a box or album of old family photos collecting dust somewhere? Do you know your ancestors pictured and where they fit on your family tree? Do you know their stories and what part they played in your family history?
Preserving those images and the stories behind them today will ensure your children, grandchildren and future generations of your family will know their unique family story.
Below are a few ideas for what to do with your old family photos.
Old Family Photos
- Video Scrapbook
One way to preserve both the delicate images and the stories behind them are by capturing them in a Video Scrapbook.
A Video Scrapbook brings together important photos and memorabilia in an organized and captivating way. Set to music or narration, it can tell the story of your family in a way that will connect with the younger generations of today.
Present it at family reunions, on Thanksgiving or post it to a family website. Best of all, because it is a digital file, a Video Scrapbook can be easily duplicated so every family member can have a copy of their own.
- Family History Book
- Post to a Family Website
- Family History Video
Another way to preserve both your old family photos and your family history is to record older family members sharing their memories of the people and events picture. Not only will you capture priceless information but, so too, personalities, emotion and nuance, will bring the photos to life in a way the written word often struggles to do.
A Family History Video, like a Video Scrapbook, can also be easily copied and shared.
Bring your family photos, stories and history together in family history book. There are many services that will help you self publish by providing templates and assistance.
Whether designed as a coffee table or a more informal journal, the finished book is certain to be treasured for years to come.
A Family Website is a great way to share old family photos and family history. Start by asking family members to upload the images in their possession. Later, include the stories as recalled by more senior family members as well as any information that has been acquired through research.
Give family members access to the site so they can learn about the family history while adding their own photos, stories and comments. The advantage to this is that new information can be added as it is discovered.
Your old family photos are fragile and cannot be replaced if lost or damaged. Preserving them today will ensure your family history will be around for generations to come.
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