Late last month we put out a call for photos of your ancestors; one persons photo will be on the cover of the January 2010 Family Tree Magazine, our special 10th Anniversary Issue. Im excited that you were excited to share your family photos. Thank you!
Our art director Christy Miller, who designs Family Tree Magazine covers, wanted to add her thanks and an update on how selection is going. This from Christy:
We were thrilled to see your response to our call for photos. With more than 300 submissions (and a few more waiting in our in-boxes), it’s definitely going to be a challenge choosing just the right photo for the cover.
Every picture you sent tells a story about your familysuch as the three sisters having a tea party, the 1909 off-roaders, this American Indian family whose members were removed to Oklahoma, the young woman in this gorgeous hand-colored portrait, this fun wedding-day photo, this one showing some old-fashioned PhotoShopping we could go on.
A few people even sent unidentified photos, hoping someone else will recognize the faces of those pictured.
So all the pictures speak to us. For magazine cover purposes, were especially liking photos where you can see the subjects faces clearly, theyre making eye contact with the viewer, and their expressions are open and friendly (as if to say, pick up this magazine!).
Thanks for sharing your photos with Family Tree Magazine. We’re thoroughly enjoying looking through them. And don’t worry if your photo doesn’t get chosen for the coverwe may use it inside the magazine during the year (we’ll contact you in that case).
P.S. Does anyone else see a resemblance between the young woman in this photo and actress Julia Roberts?