We’ve posted a lot recently about the value of family photos. We’ve given tips on how to save, preserve, organize, and share photos, but one thing may be missing. Co-founders at Roots Family History,™ Thomas Watson and Craig Collett, came together on savefamilyphotos.com to make sure you haven’t overlooked this very important step.
Whether you’re scanning your film, printed photos, and documents at home or using a professional scanning company, you will undoubtedly be faced with this perplexing issue—scanning doesn’t actually archive information about your photo.
That’s right, digitizing your vintage family photos isn’t enough. It’s no different than discovering an old photo album only to realize that no living person could possibly identify the people depicted, let alone know their stories. Have you scanned dozens (or even hundreds) of family pictures, but never actually attached any information to them? Don’t worry, many families make this common mistake when scanning family photos. That’s why we’re writing this article—to make sure you know what scanning misses and how to fix it!
Read the rest at savefamilyphotos.com.