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Photogenealogy is all about caring for, learning from, sharing, and enjoying your family history photographs,


Photogenealogy is all about caring for, learning from, sharing, and enjoying your family history photographs, Do you have old family photos? Are they organised and are they safe? Do you wish you could enjoy and share them? To help you address the issues raised by these questions, Ann Larkham will introduce you to Photogenealogy – what it is and why you should do it.

On this specially priced 6-week evening course we have combined 6 talks by Ann Larkham:

Dating your family history photos is an important step in the photogenealogy process and can help you identify unknown people in the photos. This talk will provide a step-by-step strategy that will help you to estimate the date a photo was taken. Important clues to look out for will be highlighted and useful resources will be discussed.   Putting a name to a face and a face to a name is one of the most rewarding parts of photogenealogy. 


This talk will outline the process for getting your digital family history photos in order. Dealing with "dups & duds", adding keywords to enable fast and accurate searching, adding useful but concise filenames, and organising into folders will all be discussed. The importance of multiple and reliable back-ups, and different ways of achieving this will be explained.


This talk will outline the process for getting your physical family history photos in order. Deciding what to keep, and working out the best way to store your precious family history photos can be tricky, but this talk will help. Suitable materials will be explored, and preservation terms will be explained, so that you can be confident that you will be able to pass on your family history photos in the best possible condition.  


This introduction to scanning & scanners will begin with a brief discussion about the benefits of scanning our family history photos and will highlight some considerations before getting started, including resolution and appropriate file types. Then a selection of scanners will be reviewed, and the pros and cons of each type will be explored. The talk will conclude with a brief overview of the organising process for the files that result from scanning. 


 So, your photos are scanned, keyworded, named and organised. What next?  First of all, take a moment to pat yourself on the back - that is an amazing accomplishment. Now the fun begins!  This talk will discuss ways to improve and enhance individual photos and how to find new photos to grow your collection. Ideas will be suggested that will help you to share your family history photos because the best part of photogenealogy is sharing with family, both close and distant.  


This talk provides an overview of how to leave a valuable photo legacy that will be joy, not a burden, for your heirs. To achieve this, writing a Genealogy Will and setting up a Personal Digital Archive (PDA) will be suggested. The benefits of a Genealogy Will and what can be included will be discussed. Then PDAs, their providers, their benefits and the important issues to consider before choosing a provider, will be reviewed.  

Can't make this time? Book anyway as this talk will be recorded and available to watch for 2 weeks. 

 Ann Larkham

About the speaker: Ann Larkham’s career started in television, moved on to science communication and now is rooted in the emerging field of photogenealogy. Throughout this time, Ann has researched her family history and been a lifelong learner, achieving a BSc(Hons) and MPhil degrees in Ecology, and a PGCert in Genealogy from the University of Strathclyde. Several of Ann’s articles have been published in Family Tree Magazine including a recent 6-part series about photogenealogy. Ann plans to offer photogenealogy services and to write a photogenealogy book with the aim of helping others find the joy in their family history photos. For more information, please visit:


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