You've almost certainly faced the problem: you've got an album or box of old photographs but almost all lack any identification.
Family Chronicle's special publication can't help you identify the subject but it can help you with dating when the picture was taken - often within a couple of years.
A number of books have already been published that describe how to date old photographs but they rely almost entirely on descriptions: Family Chronicle's book is almost all reproductions of old photographs of known date.
By comparing your undated pictures to the examples, you will be able to compare clothing and hair fashion, the poses adopted by the subject and the background settings and establish a date within a couple of years.
The book provides convincing evidence that our ancestors were at least as fashion conscious as we are today and that those fashions changed just as frequently.
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Many of these photos have been submitted by our visitors to help you find your ancestors and surnames.
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"Researching family history is a true passion rather than just a hobby for many people", says Julie Mason.
"It is wonderfully exciting when you learn more about the ancestors." Julie began researching her family's past in order to find out her roots.
She says: "When you discover your roots, it gives you understanding who you are." John Paul Thompson, has a different reason for wanting to research his family's history.
"After my father died I found myself with photo albums full of old photographs with no labels.