27    Feb 20123 comments

Photographs: Enrich your family history

This is a guest post by James L. Tanner*

Nothing can do more to make your family history come alive than finding old family photographs and you might be surprised at where those photographs can be found.

Photographs of individuals and families became popular in the mid-1800s and since that time it is estimated that as many as 3.5 trillion photos have been taken. Obviously, only a very, very few of these trillions of photos are even vaguely interesting to you as a genealogist or family historian, but there are enough photos out there that you may wish to make an effort to see if any photos of your ancestral family members or the places they lived may have escaped your notice.

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