Sunday, July 27, 2008

How Do I Deal With Thousands of Photos?

My inclination is to dive right in like a kid at Christmas! But this isn't practical for several reasons:

  1. I'm not sure how or where these were previously stored, and thus I don't know the age or condition of most of them.
  2. I probably cannot identify many of then without family help.
  3. I still must eat and sleep.

Given those issues, I have to figure out some temporary storage and cataloging system.


Anonymous said...

An old adage comes to mind:

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time :-)

While I envy you enormously for the treasure of photos and other materials you received, I don't envy you the job of organizing all of that!

Susan said...

Wow Craig, You have every genealogists dream (and maybe nightmare?). Let us know how you accomplish this monumental task..
maybe I can apply your methods to what now seems like a paltry number of old photos!
Sue Edminster1