Nowadays, taking photographs are becoming a mundane habit to the society. You could take photos whenever and wherever you want to. You could use your mobile phones, digital cameras, DSLR, and so on. You can preserve them on a digital basis, share them online or upload on your social media accounts.
Back then, taking photographs means preserving the family history. It is so precious that you would see in the old photographs how people back in those days pose and dress for that time – for them, it’s a meaningful and notable event to be well-prepared of. Why are photographs meaningful to anyone’s existence? Here are the reasons why.
It makes a puzzle as a whole
When I say puzzle, it means your life, your family, and its entire generations’ lives. When you have photographs to look up on to, you feel like you are complete, you are a certified living human savouring all the privileges of life. Don’t underestimate the power of photographs because it can do and solve things that concerning your family and its history.
Hence, it wouldn’t be much difficult for future researchers to track down your family and your ancestors when it’s highly needed, it’s a great help for them which you aren’t aware you could contribute in to.
It serves as your family record
When you have a photo to contribute on your family photo album, you would feel a little relieved, why? Because you know that you have that little piece of remembrance for the entire bloodline to see. It serves as your “attendance” to your family and to earth. When future genealogy research is needed, you no longer have to worry as well as your future children, their children, and so on. Because it would be easier for them to track down the family tree through the family photo albums as long as it is well kept and preserved. You only have to make sure that the photos were all well-dated and labeled.
It serves as an evidence
Certain genealogy research is needed and acquired by some of the relatives even those who you aren’t familiar of. Your photographs can play a big role in locating each and one of your generations to come when they would want to. Also, it serves as an evidence like for example, your granddaughter kept your photo until she grew up, and when she gets old and lose her communication or connection with her brother, they could use photographs as an evidence that they are blood-related. Who knows that a simple photo could be an accessory to reunite people together, right?
It is the foundation of the generation
To some, family photo albums are merely simple memorabilia to open whenever you want to. Little did they know, that these stored and organized-in-a-book photos are one of their family’s strongest foundations. Some family incidences may occur and appear on your way, whether you like it or not, whether you’re prepared or not. It is one way of saving the future generations. These incidences could be the loss of loved ones, unwanted separation due to natural disasters, kinship proof, family tree record, and family-related investigations.
It boosts your self-esteem
Maybe you have a question in your mind as to how photographs can boost your self-esteem, right? Well, simply because you have something to look back to as a child, you could see your photo when you were born in a hospital, your baptism, your first birthday, 7th birthday and so on.it makes you feel like you really been to childhood like you really had a great past with your family. It can boost your self-esteem in a way that you know your life is valued enough and well-documented.
Do you have at least two or three photo albums in your home? Do you visit them? How often? Whether you like it or not, your bloodline will continue to grow and expand around the world. That is why proper family documentation is advised so you have at least a history and a memory to leave for the following generations.