Archival Resource Roundup: Family Photos

By Family Tree Editors Premium

Web Sites

?City Gallery <>: Research old photos and find background on the history of photography.

?Collected Visions <>: Submit images to this archive of family photos, and caption them for use by other genealogy researchers.

?Cyndi’s List — Photographs & Memories <>: More than 300 links cover photo-reunion sites, photography collections, restoration and preservation.

?Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Family Photographs (But Didn’t Know Who to Ask)

<>: Photo-restoration expert David L. Mishkin shares tips for identifying, preserving and restoring old pictures.

?Gen Photo <>: This mailing list combines photography and genealogy.

?George Eastman House <>: Read a timeline of photographic history.

?IMAGELIB <>: The University of Arizona Library hosts a clearinghouse of image databases and a photography mailing list.

?Just Black and White <>: Send in your heirloom family photos to be airbrushed or digitally restored.

?The National Park Service Conserve O Crams <>: Nine leaflets discuss photographic storage materials, processes and preservation.

?Prints & Photographs Online Catalog <>: Search the Library of Congress’ (LOC) vast photography collections for historic images. Then order reproductions from the LOC’s Photoduplication Service <>.

?Ready, ‘Net, Co! Archival Internet Resources <>: The Master List of Archives can help you locate repositories that could hold photos of your family.


? American Photographs: The First Century by Merry A. Foresta (Smithsonian Institution Press)

?Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints by James M. Reilly (Silver Pixel Press)

? The Care of Photographs by Siegfried Rempel (The Lyons Press, out of print)

? Cartes de Visite in Nineteenth Century Photography by William C. Darrah (self-published)

? Conservation of Photographs (Kodak Publication F-40) by Eastman Kodak Co. (Silver Pixel Press)

? Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms by Cordon Baldwin (J. Paul Getty Museum Publications)

? The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides and Motion Pictures by Henry Wiihelm and Carol Brower (Preservation Publishing Co.)

? Preserving Your Family Photographs by Maureen A. Taylor (Betterway Books)

From the May 2004 Preserve Your Family History