The BCGS Members’ Tip for 1st February 2014 is: Scan yourself!
Experienced researchers always tell beginners in genealogy and family history to ‘start with yourself'; work carefully backward so as to ensure you knit each of your families’ generations together’. But starting with yourself means more than collecting a few certificates. Be sure to collect and share your favourite photographs of yourself and your friends and family too. And do let the family know which one(s) are your very favourites.
At Flip Pal’s 52 Suggestions blog this week is a moving video.by Mary V. Danielsen and her article, “The case for photo scanning in estate planning”, pointing out how vital it is to see that the favourite family photos, including those of ourselves, are preserved and easily accessible. As she warns, “A few things happen in the hunt for funeral photos.”
Mary V. Danielsen’s own website is: Documented Legacy
In 2014 Flip Pal.com is hosting a series of “52 Suggestions” for safeguarding documents and photographs. You can catch them all here.