Flipping through my husband’s family photos I wished someone had made an album. That way I would have known who all these people were and where the photos were taken. Such a shame I thought but it did make me wonder what will happen now with few printed photos? Now computer hard discs are full of photos or they are posted on Facebook. What happens to the photos on their hard drive or Facebook account once the people pass away?
Would family want to sieve through hundreds of photos on a hard drive?. Facebook could be more of a challenge especially if you had conflicting opinions about keeping a page up or not.
Those photos of our children are priceless. If we don’t organize them when they are growing up it will be far more difficult later when you have them all in your phone or PC. Keep the ones you prefer and delete the rest so it’s not such a task later on. Choose the photos which make a pictorial journey through a period of time. If your missing some point in time you may be able to get a relative to sent you some.
Will family historians of the future, find only documentation of their ancestors as few photographs survive? I hope not as to see photos of your ancestors gives you a peak into the past and can spark interest to know more. I think the family history is enhanced with photos of the people on the family tree and it will be a sad if these are not available