I have always been good at labeling pictures as soon as i would get them printed. I always just put a name and date but I just got a picture from my family from the 1930s with just a first and last name and even with a name I can't figure out how he is related. so that makes me wonder how much info should be on the back of a picture. My aunt usually puts a location on her pictures which is helpful at times.
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I don't have "a picture", I have several of an event or occasion. I write up a note of the occasion including, who, what, when, where, and why. I don't think the how is important, who cares what camera was used. I wouldn't know the difference between an f stop and a bus stop. I put each grouping in an envy with the notes.
My MIL passed away last spring at the age of 97. We inherited all her photos and bless her heart, she wrote who was who on the backs of all of them. In some cases, she did write how they were related but not on all. I think if you are scrapping for future generations, it would be good to include this information along with any other personal information.
I think you can include this in a digital file as well.
I have a family/friends file on my computer, backed up on a couple of external drives, and I have all pertinent information. Most anything I find out about a person goes into the file. I check there if I'm wanting to do journaling on a LO, but it's also there so my kids and grandkids have all the info. available. They know where to find it. I also include addresses, likes/dislikes...anything. :>) On the back of actual photos I include the date of the photo, the names and the location. I've started doing it on small printer labels that I stick on the back of each photo. Quick and easy to do.
hey hon I do different things I have these big storage boxes that are safe I also have file folders too I put things like dad before mom or dad at a different things I alsways try to mark the back in some way cardboard ones I use soft pencil I have lots of writing on the backs in pen so sometimes I do that too make sure it doesn't show through you can put it at the bottom so it doeas not show through
I did that with my heritage book. I did a lot of journaling with dates, interests etc. It makes it easy to look up things instead of family tree papers. Sometimes I wonder if I over journal I think i'm going to start putting more of the info on the picture too. Especially when there is a name in the family that repeats. James seems to be popular in our family.
I have all or most of all my grandparents pictures. My parents and I went through all my paternal grandmother pictures. She was good about putting names and sometimes dates and location on back of the pictures. If I didn't know who they were I'd ask my dad he was good about letting me know who in the pictures. I sometimes use label stickers to write the information and put it on back of the pictures. I'll probably be inherited my great-Aunt pictures since she doesn't have children she got most of the family pictures. My mother had told her to put names on the back of who the people are in the pictures. We also sort through all the pictures of my dad silbings and put them in a bag with their names on it. They will have their pictures ready for them when they want them. I'm in the middle of printing out pictures of my grandparents in their younger married life and making copies for each of my dad's three silbings to have. Since the original copies are single pictures. I decided to keep the original and print copies for them to have.