Although you would be welcome to bring your photographs in to the Family History Centre at any time (just give us a phone call, to let us know you are coming), we intend to hold a series of Photograph Open Days, to be run by our inputting team, when we shall also have our experts available to advise on dating and caring for your photographs. Have a look at the ‘Events’ page on this website to check for dates arranged.
Once the project is up and running, we may be able to extend it beyond Sherborne, by seeking the aid of the Society’s Groups to run similar Photograph Open Days.
We do have some criteria we need to observe to keep the database relevant to Somerset and Dorset.
- The photographs must be of people born in, or who have lived in, one or both of the two counties.
- Ideally no more than 3 images of one individual, for instance taken in youth, aged 20- 50, and 50 +.
- At least one of the subjects needs to be identified by name.
- A location and date, if only approximate, is desirable.
To keep things manageable, we may, regrettably, have to decline offers which fall outside of the guidelines above.
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