Looking back into the past to find your antecedents needs a wealth of research material and, while records exist in numerous places they rarely show a face to bring that person alive to you.
Parents and grandparents often have the family photographs passed down to them and knew the people in them but, unless a written record is made of who are in the photographs, once the living memory dies the information goes forever.
Also the picture can fade over time but, here at PiciScan with our scanning services, we can save your treasured photographs for posterity.
While tracing your family tree you may find that you have relatives in some far flung places and if you have digital images of your mutual ancestors it would be lovely to share with your newly found relatives.
If you are contemplating tracing your family tree there are magazine publications such as Family Tree and, via the web Ancestry.co.uk to give you useful guides to help you in your search.