These are the pictures that got me started on this genealogy journey. (Click to enlarge.)
They are my great-great-grandparents James Henry Reed and Martha Cook Reed. The information you see written on them was the oldest I had when I started. The handwriting is my Grandfather Reed's. Grandmother Reed told me James's middle initial was H. And that's it!
I remember the afternoon in the late 1970s when Grandmama and I sat down and went through her old pictures. They were just stuck in a box way back in a closet. She asked me to keep them in a nice big album I had. No problem! I was happy to. I felt honored.
I scan everything I can get my hands on and post pictures on PhotoBucket for all to see and use. Click here for a link to my PhotoBucket albums.
See the list of albums to the left. Some even have sub-albums. When you open an album, I recommend using the "grid" feature towards the upper right. After you click on that, click on the first photo, and it'll show them larger with the full captions (usually). If it doesn't show the full caption, just hold your pointer over the comment, and it will show a box with the full comment. Navigate with the arrows on each side.
I like PhotoBucket. And it's FREE. There are other free sites for sharing your photos. Flickr.com comes to mind.
Let's Get Sharing!
If you use a photo site you would like to share, let us know! If you don't, consider starting one.
If you have family photos (or letters or documents) you would like to share through this blog, please let me know. I'll be happy to help you share them!
This morning I ran across a very good site for information on sharing, organizing, and preserving photographs and documents. It's called LocalArchiver.com and has a wealth of helpful information. Please take some time to check it out.
The site is extremely well done - the best, most inclusive site I've seen yet regarding this subject. As they say on their homepage: "With some basic knowledge, guidance, and inspiration, it is easier than ever for families and community historical societies to organize, preserve/archive, and creatively share their most valued photo and document images."