Yesterday, I updated everyone on my progress of going through all the digital photos on my hard drive. Today, I would like to introduce you to my newest project.
I’ve had a huge tote full of pictures for the last couple of years. I packed them up when we originally moved to North Carolina and never unpacked them again until last night. These photos are not in albums of any kind! They are simply in small boxes and tins and separated by size but not by family.
I have started out simple. I separated each phtoto by 4 criteria: Ken & Trina’s Family, Ken’s Family, Trina’s Family and Miscellaneous. Very simply, Ken & Trina’s Family is anything to do with me, my wife, my daughters or my son and their descendants (right now that is only my daughter-in-law and grandson). Trina’s family is anyone on her side, whether it be Norton, Julius, Light or Foulk. Ken’s Family is anyone on my side, whether it be Forbes, Spangler, Gamble or Stevenson. Miscellaneous is pictures of old friends, church friends, zoo pics and pics of places or battleships or whatever!
Here is a picture of the tote I had everything in, but it is empty now!
It took Trina, Jessica and myself three hours to go through it all. Of course, we had several moments of laughter, sadness and such from seeing pictures we haven’t seen in so long and of events you had forgotten about over the years. Nonetheless, we accomplished the task and emptied the tote.
Now I have 5 boxes sitting on top of my desk. I have 5 because Trina’s Family took two boxes instead of one. Of course, Ken’s family would have taken two but I left it open and piled everything up high. I will go through it first!
Here is a picture of the top of my desk now:
So, my idea of keeping projects down to a minimum is starting to fail seriously! Oh well, it’s something that really needs to be done. The good part is that as soon as I get these scanned I will label them, put them in the correct folder and then place them in a photo album to protect them!
Oh the joys of getting back into my genealogy. Taking care of my present history is sometimes harder than taking care of my past history!
Have a wonderful week everyone!