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An image created by the interaction of visible light with chemicals to create a change which can be preserved semi-permanently. Photo is a contraction of photograph, a word coined from greek roots to mean "drawing with light".

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Ancestry and Family Search uploaded media items

When I upload media items usually .jpg's to either Ancestry and Family Search they get reduced in file size from 10 to 60%. When they are uploaded they are under the required files size. Is there a ...
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Software for creating digital images from an album and captioning them

I'm looking for software to create digital versions of and caption individual photos from albums and paper prints. Can anyone suggest any products that might do this?
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Chasing information about Marie Zierke

I am after information about her family details, any other chidren born to her, better a picture of Marie Luise Zierke (dob 27/07/1889.) She married Willi Max Karl Babbel (dob 26/01/1891) on 22/05/...
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Seeking Family Tree Software with Photo Integration that tags faces of people?

I have done a bit of research on various family tree makers but some can be pricey and I would hate to spend the money on something to find out it does not work how I want. Is there a family tree ...
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How is it that Family Photos appear on Postcards?

I'm going through a photo album with photos that appear to range starting from 1915. It includes a lot of postcards, which I thought were stock photos, but now I find one that is identified as family ...
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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?

I am searching for a photo management software to help organize and tag all the photos gathered for my genealogical research. I know that there is a lot of software that allows me to edit the Meta-...
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What do you do with photos after scanning them?

I've acquired four trunks filled with old pictures, some in frames, some loose, that I'm planning on scanning into my genealogy program. What does one do with them after scanning? Surely you wouldn'...
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Storing archival-quality photo pages in a 'regular' binder?

I have recently inherited a box of various documents and photos. I know the importance of archival-quality photo pages and sleeves, but is there any advantage to using archival-quality binders along ...
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Tracking sources of photos obtained through MyHeritage.com?

I've accepted matches that include photos into my tree on MyHeritage. Now, I'd like to review the sources of some of those photos (for example, I'd like to know the tree each photo came from or the ...
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Seeking photos from HMS Glendower & Royal Arthur?

My grandfather served in HMS Royal Arthur from 1939-1940 as an instructor, before he moved to HMS Glendower. He was a Petty Officer Gunner. Kelleher was his name, and he was an irishman by birth. ...
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In 1963 were photos dated when processed or when taken?

I am searching for my biological mother. I was born in August 1963 in London, UK. I have found a possible half-sister through Ancestry.com.ca and she has sent me some photos. This person does not ...
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Web site or other means for collaborative annotation of photographs and documents?

A relative has hundreds of photographs and other documents which he would like to make available to our fairly large number of known relatives. Presumably a web site would be the best way to do this (...
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What is the model of the car in this photo?

This photo is from 1925 in Big Lake, Reagan, Texas. Can anyone tell what the make of the vehicle is? Photo is Developed by Sun Company, Kodak Finishers, San Antonio, TX with number 217 stamped on ...
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Who took this photograph in March 1891 Missouri?

I'm trying to identify the photographer that took this picture around March 1891 in Blue Springs, Jackson, Missouri, from the faint imprint on the back of the photo cardboard holder. I can make out ...
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What public pool is this in Kansas?

I have the below two pictures from about June 1923, most likely in Hutchinson, Kansas, but possibly in Wichita, Kansas. Can anyone identify the exact pool? I found this article stating that public ...
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How to recover information from a well weathered limestone tombstone?

I have several times now encountered limestone tombstones that are well weathered, as well as sometimes just dirty or have broken and have been face down or face up for years. There are numerous ...
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Photos with Audio Descriptions and Acid-Free labels for photos

I've got lots of photos from decades ago in my family. I'm recording my aunts (in their 70's) as they talk about the photos. I ultimately plan to create some sort of web based app where photos will ...
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Are there any Genealogical / Historical Photo Request Communities?

I have been curious if there are any specific Historical Genealogical Photo Request Specific Forums / Communities out there that anyone knows about? I am aware of the primary one for Find-a-Grave in ...
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Information on a photo of a German soldier boy who served during the 2nd world war [duplicate]

I have a photo of a German youth soldier who was captured by American forces somewhere in the Ruhr area in March 1945. Can you give me some details as to who the young German soldier boy is?
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Identify people in 20th-century photos once the older relatives are gone?

My husband and I, and our siblings, are now the oldest generation in our families. We have photos which have been discovered or have come down to us when our parents died. I have another friend who ...
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When archiving photos, what scan quality should you typically import them at?

There are no shortage of things you can do to photos when you scan them in for archival purposes. You can set the scan resolution, the file's DPI, and you can even post process them to enhance them to ...
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How to label old photographs?

I found about 400 old family photographs in a box, most of the displayed relatives can't be identified. I created a spreadsheet where every image will get a line, I’ll add the studio then, the size, ...
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Digitizing old self adhesive photo albums

I have a ton of old self adhesive photo albums that I want to digitize. Most tutorials I find recommend removing the photos, but the albums are old enough that the adhesive has dried so if I remove ...
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What was Sargent Studio?

I found six photos of my Grandfather in his military uniform that have the text "Sargent Studio - Rough Proof - Must Be Returned". What is Sargent Studio? My grandfather served in the USAF. He's the ...
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What is the best way to clean old photographs?

I have some old photos that have smudges of dirt and other unknown stuff on them. These are the things that I have done to try to improve them: White eraser (this has worked okay). Soft cloth (...
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Preferred file format to exchange images

I have some old pictures that I want to scan and make available, with all the information that I have about them (like who's in the picture, where it was taken, and so on). What's the best file ...
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Learning about photo/picture framing with lead back?

I have a watercolour of an English scene done by my grandmother in 1929. It was framed by T.N. Ahuja & Co in Rangoon. The back appears to be lead! Is there something exciting lurking behind or ...
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Identifying Blenkinsopp-Leaton family photos

We have family photos. The family name was Blenkinsopp-Leaton. Throughout the 1800's, the family was very wealthy and lived in Northern England. None of the photo's have any names, but are obviously ...
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Passing on our data

Everyone here will have thought about the longevity of our data, including related artefacts such as photographs, documents, letters. What is the best approach for preserving this and ensuring that it ...
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Do photocopiers deteriorate photos and documents worse than scanners?

I think that both deteriorate the originals, but is photocopying worse than scanning? Both use lights (and flashes on cameras are said to be bad) in the process. Can anyone explain the difference ...
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What is an effective way to record a photo's annotations?

I have old family photos, some with info written on the back or on a bit of paper included behind the photo in a frame (e.g. date, event description, and/or people in the photo). What's an effective ...
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Extract Facts from an Army Portrait

I don't know much about my step-grandfather prior to his emigration from Russia in 1906 other than the fact that he was in the "Czar's army" and he left Russia to escape the brutality of that army. ...
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