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How to recover information from a well weathered limestone tombstone?

The technique you are looking for is off-camera flash. This means a separate flash unit that you can trigger remotely (usually wirelessly, nowadays). By directing the light across the stone at an ...
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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?

Calico Pie's Family Historian software allows the user to add photos and link faces in the photos to their entries in FH. The feature list says: In Family Historian, not only can you add as many ...
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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?

PhotoIdent, a product from Germany, has the requested features. As it features a English website, I assume there is an English language version of the software too. I haven't tried it personally.
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What is the model of the car in this photo?

This appears to be a Ford Model T Coupe, produced from 1917-1927 Looking through some various model year images here, seems to narrow it to 1923-25 by location of the hinges and how the door swings. ...
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Web site or other means for collaborative annotation of photographs and documents?

Have you taken a look at Flickr.com? You can start groups, but also, you could just set up an account, and organize into albums... and download the entire album. You can also change your privacy and ...
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Who took this photograph in March 1891 Missouri?

I have tried to remove as much of the paper color as possible, as a means of highlighting what was written: My best interpretation is "J. H. Gold":
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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?

You can do what you want in any of the major photo editing programmes such as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Gimp etc. The thing to do is to increase the canvas size so that you have a large white ...
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Seeking Family Tree Software with Photo Integration that tags faces of people?

Family Historian will handle same sex relationships without problems. It also has a variation on what you want with photos. If you upload a photo with multiple people in it you can draw a box around ...
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How is it that Family Photos appear on Postcards?

I have a lot of those. I assume that "printing photos on postcard stock" was a fairly common thing back in the 1900-1930 time frame. this seems like a relevant link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Tracking sources of photos obtained through MyHeritage.com?

You are correct that there is nothing on the photo itself that tells you the source of the photo itself, and it only says that you are the submitter. (I agree that is weird and MyHeritage should ...
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Seeking Photo Management Software for genealogical research?

As you say you are using Gramps, you can install the photo tagging gramplet. You can just use this manually or if you have OpenCV installed it will automatically find faces. I’ve used it and found it ...
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Are there any Genealogical / Historical Photo Request Communities?

Let's look at this a little sideways: What resources would include historic photos of particular people or events or things? newspapers, magazines and other periodicals yearbooks and directories ...
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Are there any Genealogical / Historical Photo Request Communities?

What about RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness)? Their website is under redevelopment at the moment RAOGK link. There is also a Facebook group at Facebook Group link. This type of thing is ...
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Web site or other means for collaborative annotation of photographs and documents?

I would have thought a Blog would be ideal for this. Something like Wordpress with each photo on its own post and only allow comments from family members (Wordpress login required). Store all the ...
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Chasing information about Marie Zierke

Family details: The marriage register entry can be found on Ancestry (registration required, paid subscription). As you already know she married the tailor Willi Max Karl Babbel (the third name was ...
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Seeking photos from HMS Glendower & Royal Arthur?

There is a chapter with photos on both HMS Royal Arthur and HMS Glendower in The Reminiscences of a Radar Plotter by John Barford Lindop ( Amazon Books ) where all, well ...
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What is an effective way to record a photo's annotations?

Another option that hasn't been mentioned here is to use "buddy files". This low-tech solution has advantages because the text is clear and editable, it is searchable, and it will not get wiped by ...
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Web site or other means for collaborative annotation of photographs and documents?

I have a similar situation, and found it best to try multiple venues. Since the main purpose is to share photos with the family and get comments, I would suggest first forming a family history group ...
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Who took this photograph in March 1891 Missouri?

Here's the only photographer I found with initials J. H. Name: James H Schwartz Residence Year: 1887 Street address: ws Broad Residence Place: Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, ...
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Are there any Genealogical / Historical Photo Request Communities?

The only service I am aware of is The War Graves Photographic Project (TWGPP). They state: The original aim of The War Graves Photographic Project was to photograph every war grave, individual ...
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What public pool is this in Kansas?

This probably won't be too helpful - but there are pictures of a few swimming pools in kansas. http://www.kansasmemory.org/locate.php?categories=567&query=swimming+pools&restrict=all ...
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How to recover information from a well weathered limestone tombstone?

I shared the question during the Twitter Chat #AncestryHour and received some suggestions, although some may not be useful on a white or pale stone: ScottishIndexes has had some success using tinfoil:...
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Storing archival-quality photo pages in a 'regular' binder?

You use an archival-quality binder for the same reason you'd use other archival-quality materials. You don't want low-quality materials to outgas or to leach acid or other unwanted byproducts into ...
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Seeking Family Tree Software with Photo Integration that tags faces of people?

The Gramps genealogy program can handle same sex relationships without issue. You can use the "Photo Tagging Gramplet" third party addon to tag peoples faces. Gramps is a free program.
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Seeking Family Tree Software with Photo Integration that tags faces of people?

The requirement that you have looks like it can be met using FamilySearch.org and its FamilySearch Update for Tagging Photos and Editing Portraits: To tag a person in a photo, access the photo from ...
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What do you do with photos after scanning them?

I am one of those nutty people who would happily keep trunks full of old pictures around, but I understand that it's not everyone's cup of tea. Have you tried contacting other relatives to see if ...
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Tracking sources of photos obtained through MyHeritage.com?

I came across this article -it might have some parallels with what you're looking for. https://familyhistorydaily.com/genealogy-help-and-how-to/searched-genealogy-photo-collections-ancestors/ On it ...
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Photos with Audio Descriptions and Acid-Free labels for photos

I am not aware of any app that will do exactly what you want in your question about web display. However, a photogallery will go a long way towards what you want to do.This could be a dedicated one ...
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How to label old photographs?

Caption Pro (for Windows) can combine a scan with a region of another scan, which may be from the back of the original, to make a single image as shown below:
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