I've started my winter project...going through several bins.
Yes, bins, of photos from my mother-in-law's estate.
Here's some advice. Label your photos. Even a note on the pack of negatives. A year on the back of the photo. Something to date it, place it.
I'm doing a presort first...quickly going through each bin and separating photos into a bin for each sibling. I'm putting family photos and photos of parents, grandparents in separate bins to divvy up later.
And then there's the most interesting bin, filling up quickly with family history photos. Identifying all of these may prove to be impossible, at least not without input from some of the family elders. That'll be a future step.
I'm having a hard time not being distracted by all the presumably '30s and '40s farm shots. I'll try to periodically scan them in and share.