IMPORTANT: I will not knowingly post photos of any living individuals without their permission. If you are sending a photo of any living person, please get that person’s permission and forward it to me, or have them write me directly. Thanks!
To submit your photo to this site, simply follow these steps:
- Scan your picture or document and save it in .jpg format. If you are not able to save the image in this format, you can send it to me in almost any format and I can convert it. If possible, scan it in 300 dpi resolution so it is large enough to view easily. If you are sending a transcription, a plain text file is easiest for us.
- In your email message, state any facts you know about the image. If you don’t know much about it, then say so and tell us your thoughts! Maybe someone will recognize something! If it is a headstone or cemetery photo, please give the name of the cemetery, the name of the town or city, the name of the county and state where it is located.
- Date of birth/death
- Names of spouse, parents, children
- Add the URL and title of any links you want included with the photo, maybe a family tree site where there is information on the folks in the photo. It’s always great to put a face to a name, adding flesh to the bone, as they say!
- Type your name the way you want it to appear in your email link. I can use your full name or a nickname or no name at all, whichever you prefer.
- Attach the image to your email and send it to me, pat jones.
- I will let you know that I received it and when it goes up on the site.
Remember the 5 W’s
Scrapbookers know the value of “journaling” the story behind a photograph. Choose a photograph from your collection and write down everything you know about it. Include the five W’s in questions like;
- Who is in the photograph?
- When was it taken?
- Where was it taken?
- What was happening? What feelings does it evoke?
- Why is it significant and important to your family history? A picture’s worth a thousand words, but a picture with the story behind it is priceless!
Let me know if you have any problems or comments! Thanks, pat