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It’s a New Year and many folks are making goals and planning projects. As such I wanted to challenge you to set a goal that would support your scrapbooking or family history projects in the coming year.
|Make 2015 the year you organize your photo collection.|
A fantastic goal for this year would be to organize your photo collection. Even A Patient Genealogist who writes about organizing photos in each of her three books had a pile of loose photos that needed to be organized this year. Shocking, I know.
When I began reorganizing my photos, I had a few decisions to make:
- How would I organize the photos of my family as a child, as a spouse/mother, and the historical photos?
- Should I keep them in one box?
- Should I lump them all together?
- What do I do about photos that are of an extended family from the same years when I was a wife/mother but I wasn’t involved in?
- How would I organize/store photos that do not fit into a standard photo storage box?
|Grouping Photos by family (and incidentally color type)|
These are all wonderful questions that FEW how-to articles address. So, I’ll share my thoughts and hope you can decide how you would handle these situations.
- Generally speaking, I organized my photos chronologically.
- I separate out photos into three ‘groups’
- My photo collection as a child
- My photo collection as a wife/mother
- Extended family
- My father’s line
- My mother’s line
- My husband’s line*
- The above groups go into separate boxes (with the extended family sharing one box)
- Over-sized photos go into a file folder when possible
|Sorting Photos by family, by year, and then by subtopic. More tips available
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