I just finished sorting & labelling hundreds of my family pics back to 1867 because I'm preparing for a huge scanning project.
My first task was to take the photos out of the archival boxes in which I stored them.
Several years ago I wrote a series of blog posts as I started a huge project to sort and organize all my photos into groups and store them in special boxes I purchased online. You can read about those efforts here:
Organizing Family Photos: Creating a Plan
These are some of the early WW1 to 1960s era family photos I sorted and labelled yesterday.
What a job! But what a great feeling to finally note names, dates, and locations on all pictures. What are you doing with your family photos? If you are tackling this kind of project please remember to use pencil to notate on the back of the photos so as not to damage them.
I'll talk about the actual scanning process in another blog post so stay tuned!