I have been doing that. Recently, I brought back boxes of things from my parents' home because they are moving and downsizing. Some of what I brought to my home was old, old, old family pictures and albums. It's so interesting to see what people wore back then and how they posed for photos. Now I'd like to figure out who is who and put a name to a face.
TPBM has some information on their "family tree" and would like to research more of it.