One of the things I’ve been doing in my “retirement” is scanning photos and keepsakes. Partly to throw some stuff away and partly to organize photos for future use. And I also love the idea of a digital backup in case of fire or disaster. I’ve scanned several hundred items since I started doing this a few months back.
My mom’s got literal paper grocery bags of photos at her house. For her 60th I stealthily took a big pile of them and organized them into a few albums for her. I have approximately one zillion more to do. Yesterday I ran into a group of photos that I absolutely don’t recognize. I know I pulled them from her pile but I don’t think they’re anyone in the family. Two of the photos have processor imprints from Valencia. As in Spain. I don’t have family in Spain! Who are these people? I adore a few of the shots too. I think they’re largely from 1965 (based on a stamp on one of them, and they seem to be a set). I’ve created a new flickr set for them – I hope to get some of my family to look at them and ID them. Right now i am having a vague memory of my dad telling me he had a foreign exchange student living with them one year – maybe that’s it? I really have no idea, I just know I like some of them. Like this one:
I’m thinking of picking up Reunion 9 and getting back to the VERY little work of family tree-ing that I’ve done. I think it would be nifty to have a visual tree with all the pictures I’ve been scanning. Anyone use Reunion or do genealogy? I know it’s a huge time suck but I’ve got some time right now.
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