Hi everyone, While helping Sheronb on her post on the genealogy forum she posted a coloured wedding photograph of her relatives - she told us it had been done for her on another site and they also restored pictures too. (www.rootschat.com.) Just like this forum its free and its people using their skills to help others.
I had only one photograph of my mother when she was 16/17 years old when she in service to a family in Edinburgh, but it was all cracked. So I joined the forum and posted the damaged picture to see if anyone could help. This is the result.
This is the original photograph
This is the restored picture done by 'Glen' (hope I got that right)
The original was the only photo I had of my mum when she was young and it was really very badly cracked. I honestly didnt think it would have been possible to restore it. I had tried on my computer (Roxi photo suite)to remove some of the damaged cracks etc but it didnt work. A few other people on the 'rootschat' site had a go at restoring it too but even they said that Glen's version was 'great'.
Oh, Emmy. I'm so pleased for you....a real treasure for your children, grandchildren & future generations. I had one of my grandmother that wasn't as bad as yours & cost a small fortune to have it professionally redone.
Thanks for sharing.
Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.
The picture is beautiful! Nice of Glen to do this for you. I'm working on restoring a few of my own and I can tell you that it's not easy...thankfully my daughter has shown me a few tricks and I was able to get one picture almost nice..but still not perfect.
Emmy........I just noticed your from Scotland!! I have an ancestor who was from there as well.....his name is so common I have had a heck of a time tracking him down......any tips on Scottish research???
On the website that did my photographs www.rootschat.com there is a section for Scotland and it lists all the areas separately where you can post for information. (Thought I'd mention that Marisa is first class at research in Scotland.)
If your search included Fife I could look up any information you would like at my local FHC they have very good records there and I go there regularly, so it would be no bother.
The other site I have used is www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk there is a limited free search there but after that you have to buy credits to view (30 credits for Ã‚Â£6) 1 credit to view list and 5 credits to view/download certificate. (there is also information on 'Roots' about how to get the best of 'Scotlandspeople' ie value for money.
If you want to post me some more information about your ancestor I'll see what I can do to help.
Thanks Emmy......I will dig up my limited info on James and post at the website......can't remember the area he was from without looking at the notes..... But his surname is quite common........Pringle.
Back to the original topic.....thought about submitting a photo of my Nonno and Nonni to the site and see what kind of magic they can do with it......sure would be nice to see it with some color!!
I've checked all records for James Pringle between 1885-1905 there are 271 matches, but if you knew the district that could be reduced considerably. If he was married in Scotland if you have name of wife it would reduce it even more and be more accurate. I'll look it up for you if you want. (I'm registered with Scotlandspeople)