What is the best way to identify people in old photos?

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I have repaired many photos but I don't know who some of the people are in them but I would like to share them so others might be able to identify their ancestors.  They were related to the Metcalfe and McAfee families of West Gwillimibury or the Sarvis family of Oxford county and Lambton county.
in Photos by Deborah Hughes G2G Crew (440 points)

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Deborah if I had lots of old photos I did not know whom was on the photo

I would share them here on G2G and write on top do anyone know the

People on the photo you might be lucky
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
selected by Shaun Doust
Good idea. I’ve got a whole album of unidentified folks!
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You could also post them on DeadFred

by Susan Hughes G2G6 Mach 3 (32.6k points)
What a great resource!  Bookmarked and up-vote for you!
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You might consider researching some of these families paying attention to the records of your related ancestors - census overlaps, etc., and see if you can find profiles for them (on any site) and compare known photos against what you have.  

And then, I would suggest to open create a free space page with a name, "Unknown photos of Metcalfe and McAfee families of West Gwillimibury or the Sarvis family of Oxford county and Lambton county."  And then upload the photos there and provide as much details - perhaps one of their descendants will find the page by search.

by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)

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