The most straightforward way that you can contribute is by helping to identify individuals, dates, locations, events contained in the photos posted here. Even when these are stated, mistakes will be made. Perhaps you were present when the photo was taken and would have memory about the context in which it was taken, or a story to share about that time. For any of these reasons, please add a comment!
Dig into those attic spaces and musty basements! Do you have photos, film negatives, slides, films, movies, reels, documents, letters, diaries, or other media from the past that you could share for this project? By helping these relics of the past become digitized, they can be shared with other family easily! Here are a few ways you can help:
If you already have a digital file: (jpg, heif, tiff, mov, mp4, avi, pdf, doc, etc):
- Upload directly to me:
- Email directly to me email@example.com and attach the files (if size is small enough — gmail accepts up to 25MB)
If you don’t have digital files, but have hard copies of the photos, movies, documents, you could:
- Mail them to me! Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) about what you have — and I’ll guide you on proper handling. I’ll of course, return them to you after scanning/digitizing. No cost beyond shipping and I can reimburse you for that too.
- Gather the materials and lend them to me the next time I travel to your area. They will be scanned and stored and safely returned to you by mail/drop-off as you wish.
- Take to a local store for digitization: here’s the link for CVS for example — ask for highest resolution possible for best quality
- Use a service that does scanning/digitization like Legacy Box, Scan My Photos, Go Photo, Scan Cafe. Some cities have local facilities that do this. For example in Minneapolis, we have: Saving Tape