Re: Selecting, scanning, identifying and desicarding old paper photographs #general

Butch Hill

I was in a position similar to Ellen. I inherited a large portfolio of old photos from my mother and had no idea what to do with them. I have a great many cousins and one gave me the idea of posting them on Ancestry. So, I've now scanned several hundred photos and uploaded them to an extended family tree that I built on Ancestry for that purpose. Many of those have now been copied by a surprisingly large number of people. Some of those are immediate cousins, but others are extended cousins (3rd and 4th cousins) and others are researchers from the spousal families of Aunts and Uncles. Some have been copied by researchers assembling large regional collections. Hence, they now free of my possession, having a life of their own. 

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