I’m not a New Year’s resolution type of person, but this January 1, I decided to change that. Instead of trying to add another generation to my pedigree chart this year, I’ve focused on finding pictures of all my relatives to create a family photo archive. You can do the same thing by following these steps.
1. Gather your tools
2. Contact family
3. Collect images
4. Scan your images
5. Share your family archive by making CDs
6. Don’t forget to print
One thing is for sure. The images won’t just stay on my computer. I love looking at photographs in hand more than on a screen. Printing family pictures is a cinch with a photo printer such as the ones from Epson or Canon. Look for one that uses preservation-quality inks and papers.
This may take a lot longer than a year, but it’s a resolution I intend to keep. I’m sure my cousins will have great stories to tell, and might even have family history artifacts and papers they’ve overlooked. These discoveries could solve some of the problems on my pedigree chart. It’s going to be a fun 12 months of looking at family pictures. <!–
4. Don’t laminate.–>