Finding Family Photos

Photographs can make your genealogy research come alive. For those planning to put together a family tree scrapbook, they are essential. They may also be able to shed some light on the blanks in your research. If you don't have a photo of a certain ancestor, don't give up. There are ways that you may be able to find one.

Family Old Photos is a good starting point. Users submit old photographs of people, places, groups and events. As an added bonus, some of the submitters will include genealogical data for the pictures individuals.

MyHeritage also offers a collection of old photos. You can browse through the submitted pictures of search for a specific person by clicking on the Find Photos button.

Old Yearbooks is another site worth checking. In addition to photographs, they offer class rosters, alumni lists and programs from school events.

AdoptAPhoto is an interesting site. The website posts photographs found in antique shops, flea markets and other places in the hopes that a descendant will find the photo. Photographs may be downloaded or there is an option to purchase them.

FindAGrave can sometimes yield photographs of individuals. The majority of photos on the site are of headstones or grave markers. However, sometimes family members of the deceased will add a photo of the actual person prior to their death

Ancestor Archive
has a photo collection as well. Photographs are organized by surname. If you find one of your ancestors, you can download the picture to your own computer.

The USGenWeb Project may be able to offer you a photo. Some of the individual county sites have a page where pictures are posted. These photographs may be of individuals or places.


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