My grandfather always had a love for photography. He took lots of photos during WWII when he was stationed in Alaska. He helped to turn a tar papered shanty into a photo lab with some other men. When he bought his new house, he had to build a dark room before he could move the family into the house. He had lots of camera equipment and negatives and photos all through his home.
When I visited my grandma last month, I went searching for more goodies. I came across two metal boxes containing old 8mm film rolls. These films contain home movies from when my mom was a child.
Here comes the big question: What do I do with them now?
I know what I want the final product to be: a DVD. But how do I get there?
I am seeking any advice from fellow genealogists who have undertaken a similar project. Did you convert the movies yourself? How did you do it? Did you sent them to a company? Which company? What were the results? Did you find a local provider?
I'm so afraid of damaging them, that I don't know what to do. Plus I don't want this project to cost too much money. So I am asking the people that I trust to give me great advice: geneabloggers!
Please leave me a comment with your experiences or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for any help you can give.