Blog30 Dec 2010
Meeting up with relatives at New Year? Why not arrange for everyone to dig out and bring their old family photos with them? Then ask your older relatives to tell you everything they know about the people in the pictures. Write down all they tell you – but not on the back of the photograph itself as that could damage it. Take findmypast.co.uk’s handy family history interview guide (PDF) with you!
If a member of the family owns a scanner, ask them to scan each photo and then email the scans to the rest of the family with notes made from talking to the family. You could even take part in today’s family history activity together.
Don’t forget to enter our festive family history challenge for a chance to win a scanner from Pandigital and lots of other incredible prizes!
Today’s question is:
Q: How many people called Ida Snowball are listed in the 1901 census on findmypast.co.uk?
Search the 1901 census to find the answer. Find out everything you need to know about our competition.
Now visit findmypast.co.uk’s Start Your Family Tree page to find out about today’s activity.
Today we also have a special offer for you from Francis Frith: choose from any of the local historic photos, maps, personalised books and gifts at www.francisfrith.com and get an amazing 25% off any of their products by using this promotional code: FMP2010. This code is valid until 8 January 2011 – make sure you don’t miss out! Why not share the code with friends and family?