Dating old photographs family history

Attention: This site does not support the current version of your web browser.Your amazing contributions to the Moments in Time photo series have really blown us away here Archives Outside.In fact, it became our most successful series on the blog after just the second post!You have used such a variety of methods in dating the featured photos that we thought you’d like to share them in one place and help out those who are new to the ‘craft’.For instance, do you date photos from: the clothing people are wearing; the cars you see; the progress of building construction; the appearance of telegraph poles; an historic event…or something unusual?Compiled by John Mc Creadie Parish & County maps for all Scotland and a list of all Old Parish Registers held in New Register House, Edinburgh, showing dates, county refrence and parish number. Revised 2010 Prices in the sales list do not include postage. The weight in grams is printed after each price and postage is calculated by referring to the table below.Nothing brings family history to life more than viewing old family photos.A close rival in popularity to the photo posts is Useful Tips for Reading Handwritten Documents which became a long list of tips and tricks generated by comments from you and from State Records staff.It got us thinking…we create a similar list of useful tips for dating photographs?Many images in our collection have come to us with only the barest of details attached.Your knowledge, interest and enjoyment in identifying dates and locations is helping us to fill in some of the blanks and, in turn, provide better access to the State’s archives.


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