What if I Don’t Have Enough Photos?
Download a Picture of the House They Grew Up In: If you’ve found their childhood home, look up that house’s address on Realtor.com or Zillow.com – you may very well find a picture of that house. You can then simply download that picture and use it on your card. Google Maps‘ street view is also VERY good for such a lookup.
Include a Photo of their Work: If you knew your great grandfather was a blacksmith, include a photo of an anvil. If your great aunt was a suffragette, Google “Images of Suffragettes” and you’ll find dozens of useful images.
Paid Sources: MyHeritage.com and Classmates.com allows its clients to search their database of yearbook photos – it’s very possible you’ll find images there if they graduated from a US high school within the last 50 years.
Ultimately – your deck of cards should be a way to share your stories with others and create a way for the family to learn more about their ancestors. Although including a true photo of each person benefits your deck, if you don’t have one, your deck will still be a cherished memento for the rest of your family.