Saturday, October 11, 2014

Launch of the Old Family Photographs Website

I am pleased and very excited to announce the launch a new website to work in conjunction with my research blog. The website has been established to preserve and share the large collections old family photographs that are in my care. Many of the photographs belonged to my great grandmothers. These include the Helen Bukowski photo collection and the Frances Philomena Selker photo collection. Many of the photographs previously unknown to many of the descendants will now be available.

The new website homepage - the menus and content can be accessed by the top navigation bar.
Michelle M. Murosky: Blog Images &emdash; Home Page

The old family photographs are organized into collections by surname. To accesses the surname collections select Photo Collections from the navigation bar.
Michelle M. Murosky: Blog Images &emdash; Navigation Menus

Selecting a collection brings up a gallery with all of the photographs included in that collection. The photographs within each collection are presented in chronological order.

Michelle M. Murosky: Blog Images &emdash; Family Photo Collection

Clicking a photograph within a gallery will bring up the individual photograph and will also provide details about the photograph.  Michelle M. Murosky: Blog Images &emdash; Photo with label

Selecting the slideshow option will allow all of the photographs in a gallery to cycle through with the photograph details presented to the side.

Michelle M. Murosky: Blog Images &emdash; Slideshow Option

There is no copyright on the old family photographs. I felt it was important to not copyright these photographs – these photographs are not my work. I am the simply the caretaker doing my part to ensure the photographs survive for future generations.

The photographs are available for download. To download a photograph right click on the image and select the download option. This will allow you to save a high resolution copy to your computer.

The website also has numerous sharing options. The photographs are available be shared on social media or sent by email.

Michelle M. Murosky: Blog Images &emdash; Share

The site also has an option to purchase printed copies of the old photographs. Many of these images would look beautiful in frames. To purchase a photograph click the “Buy” button and follow the instructions in the popup menu. Orders can be placed via pay pal.

The photographs currently shared are just the start. The collections currently available include:
There are many more old photographs to be shared. My goal will be to update the site on a regular basis. The updates section of the photography site will be used to highlight to highlight new content. Updates will also be provided via the Facebook page - Our Ancestors - The Murosky & McDonald Ancestral Lines if you wish to follow along that way.

Michelle M. Murosky: Blog Images &emdash; Family Photo Site Updates

To learn more about the work to setup the website and prepare the photographs for sharing please visit the Portraits of a Life section. Portraits of a Life is a project to digitize, archive, restore and share the large collection family photographs that are in my care.

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