Storing old photos idea, I want some feedback
lljkk · 17/02/2013 18:25
I decided to take lots of old family photos out of picture frames (never displayed) and put them into albums. Also includes some photos & documents lying around not in any album but that I want to keep.
Some items are over-sized and will go into an acid-free portfolio (A2 size?).
I can't decide what's best with others. Do I just sort them into albums in approx date order, making up as few albums as needed OR
I could sort by generation, by family branch, or even a selection of photos from each family branch into 4 different albums, one album for each of my 4 DC to inherit one day.
What do you think, what would you do?
ps: most have been scanned in already, and I like keeping old photos, especially ones back to early 1900s or earlier.
MercedesKing · 21/02/2013 07:52
Oh, In fact it might be a little hard to have so many old photos about the whole family saved for such a long time.
lljkk · 02/03/2013 16:23
Update: I decided to store them in just a few family group albums. I got acid-free sleeves online & put all into those for safe long-term storage. Plus one A3 size acid-free portfolio for supersize items. Think that will work best.
HarrogateMum · 09/05/2013 15:39
Have you tried a website - saveeverystep.com? It allows you to create a timeline of your life/family adding stories and photos along the way, like an interactive family album with knobs on!
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