After inventory, I'll know what I have so I can do research in the next phase of the Do-Over.
Yesterday I began on the Burk box, my father's family, and included was this photo of three people and a piglet. Only last year, I connected with my second cousin in Montreal and she quickly identified the mystery man at right as her father, Dad's first cousin.
Colleen of the wonderful Leaves & Branches gen blog asked how I label photos. After investigating and experimenting, I decided to:
- Scan (at 300 dpi or higher) and then put each photo (or small group of related photos) in its own sleeve or archival bag.
- Type up a detailed explanation, including names and relationships, date, place, and any other specifics I've learned about the photo.
- Put the explanation on the outside of the photo sleeve so the paper doesn't touch the photo. Above, a photo of how I tucked it in and taped it to the reverse of the archival bag holding the actual photo.
- Inventory and then file all photos/explanations in an archival box, arranged by surname.