We recently held a weekly colorized photo sharing competition, offering a free MyHeritage Complete Subscription to one lucky winner each week.
MyHeritage In Color, our automatic photo colorization feature, is proving to be incredibly popular: over 10 million photos have been colorized through it since its release.
The response to our #ColorBeatsCoronavirusBlues contest has been overwhelming. We want to thank everyone who participated in the contest and helped make it a success!
We loved learning about your ancestors and getting a glimpse into their lives. For example, Natalie’s 3rd-great-aunt who was a trailblazing female mountaineer. Seeing her photo in color was incredible!
My 3rd gt aunt Meta Brevoort who became a mountaineer aged 40, was first female climber to wear trousers & was 1st to the top of several Alpine peaks #ColorBeatsCoronavirusBlues @MyHeritage pic.twitter.com/X3X0aOYaOp
— Natalie P (@tamoralady) April 21, 2020
We also loved the multi-generational photo from 1942 that Mandy posted:
— Mandy Davis (@MLDavisreads) April 21, 2020
The winner was Cynthia Verspaget from Australia.
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I recently colourised these old photos via my heritage and I realised why I’m so moved by this. This is my very handsome grandfather, who passed away in my dads youth. I never got to meet him and by all accounts he was a wonderful kind man. Adding colour to a photo I looked at for many years, has made me feel just that much closer to him. Colour has an amazing effect on us! #colorbeatscorinavirusblues thanks MyHeritage for bringing true distance, just that little bit closer.
Cynthia was moved by the colorized photo of her grandfather, saying that she felt a little bit closer to him after seeing the effect of color. Cynthia’s sentiment is something that we hear often about MyHeritage In Color, and it’s one of the most rewarding aspects of photo colorization.
Here are some of the other incredible entries from the last week:
— Deb Farrell (@OldDogNewClicks) April 21, 2020
— Nick Glennon (@Nickysweeps) April 21, 2020
— Pat Millward Malone (@Patmillward) April 18, 2020
— John Wusah (@JohnWusah) April 22, 2020
— Janice Greeley (@avjan727) April 17, 2020
I was stunned how well this coloured. My mother would have loved this. She is 2nd from left with her parents and sister. I wrote about this photo last year on my blog. https://t.co/MK0cDOGEsa #ColorBeatsCoronavirusBlues @MyHeritage pic.twitter.com/NV1XJhuClR
— Jane Taubman (@jtaubman) April 19, 2020
— ANNESO (@annesolafo) April 22, 2020
— Laura Mattingly (@nebraskalaurama) April 22, 2020
— яєηч♡ (@toldireni) April 20, 2020
So I’ve got a load of “old” photographs of unknown people but thought I’d bring a few to life with @MyHeritage . I have a collection of photos of the gentleman on the far left but only a few dates. This one is 1928/1929. Is it fascinating? #ColorBeatsCoronavirusBlues pic.twitter.com/IyvXhIqCwo
— Clare Reader (@ClareReader94) April 19, 2020
— Kate Gubina (@KateBellz) April 18, 2020
Grandfather, grandmother AND father
— Miodrag Miljković (@MiodragMiljkov5) April 18, 2020
My oldest photo from the 1910s. The little girl on the right side is my great-grandmother… and how she lives in my memories: with her hair always covered. She died when I was 8. I wish she would be here to ask her about our family. @MyHeritage #ColorBeatsCoronavirusBlues pic.twitter.com/RhV9JbOFpP
— adrimez (@adrimez) April 18, 2020
— Patty (@trishasaysthis) April 19, 2020
— Tiger Fruit (@TigerFruitTweet) April 16, 2020
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Day 25: 3 generation photo of my 2nd great grandmother, Anastasie Nadeau, great grandfather, Rosaire Couture, and great-aunt Marie-Marthe Couture, c. 1940, probably in Saint-Méthode or Robertsonville, Québec. @myheritage_official #colorbeatscorinavirusblues #genealogy #familyhistory
The contest may be over, but there’s no reason to stop colorizing black and white family photos as you find them.
Especially in these difficult times, seeing the faces of relatives and ancestors from years gone by in color can be inspiring and help you feel connected to them… and it’s a great and fun way to pass the time at home.
You can also participate in our new Free Yearbooks contest for another chance to win a free MyHeritage Complete subscription! Just share a MyHeritage yearbook page on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtags #LookingGood and #FreeYearbooks and tag @MyHeritage to enter the draw. More details in this blog post.
Source: My Heritage