Pictures Of Inlaws
Posted 09 December 2009 - 09:31 AM
Your thoughts of the picture - what it makes you think or feel when you look at it.
Comment on any family resemblances you see.
If you have dates on the photos, you cold do some research and talk about historical events, popular music, or what was going on when the photo was taken. This can be done if you can narrow it down to a decade even. I purchased 2 books called "Everyday Life in the 1800s: A Guide for Writers, Students & Historians" and "Everyday Life During The Civil War" so that I could put my genealogy photos and documents in perspective. (Writer's Guides to Everyday Life is a series and there are more subjects - WWII, Colonial America, Wild West) I found that they are very helpful.
And I also have a couple of pages where I've made a nice word art title, "Unknown Ancestor."
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 09:47 AM
I think telling the story of how these photos came into your hands could be part of the journaling -- remember, a generation from now someone looking at your scrapbook might not even know that much. I inherited several small tintypes from my grandma with no information on them, but when I scrapped them I made sure I noted that they were from her -- I even talked about how much I enjoyed the process of restoring the images with PSE.
Elisha's suggestions are excellent, too.
Posted 09 December 2009 - 11:03 AM
If all else fails, I also just journal about who I think they are, who they're related to (i.e. "your husband's ancestors"), or any of the suggestions others have made above. Sometimes it's fun to speculate!
Posted 09 December 2009 - 11:30 AM
This Beautiful Signature by Jennifer Z. Thanks!
Posted 09 December 2009 - 12:19 PM