The Lost Family Photograph

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The Lost Family Photograph

This is a place holder for photos that have yet to be identified for the Lost Family Photos project.

What we hope to accomplish

1) Positively identify the subject(s) of old photographs. These photographs can come from any source.

2) Create a profile for the subject(s) of the photograph.

3) Build a family tree for that subject on Wikitree.


1) While it is not required that there be any information with the photograph, a photograph with a name, location, or place is a lot easier to research than a photograph with no information at all.

2) Please clearly identify any information written on the photograph in a comment, as it is written on the photograph (even if you think it is a typo). Please also include any photographer's stamp information if it is not clearly visible on the uploaded image.

3) Please identify the source of the photograph in the same comment (did you find it in your grandmother's photos? Did you purchase it at a thrift store? Did you buy it in a lot from eBay or estate sale?).

4) Please cite your sources!

Things to Keep in Mind

Please respect other's privacy:

  • Please do not post a photograph unless you are relatively certain that the subjects of the photograph are no longer living. Moreover, if a photograph is determined to be of a living person, and they do not consent for their photograph to be on this site, we should remove it, no questions asked.
  • While it's always a bonus to find living relatives to give the photographs to, please use discretion when contacting people about an identified photograph. Some people might be overjoyed to find out that a previously unknown photograph exists of an ancestor. On the other hand, some people might find it invasive that a non-relative did research about their family.

This project is not Wikitree-only:

  • We also have a Flickr group. Please consider joining.
  • Are you a member of Find-a-Grave? Consider creating a profile if you find burial information for someone.

Images: 31
Mrs. Welsh, Matilda Root, Verda Powell
Mrs. Welsh, Matilda Root, Verda Powell

Leslie Champlin
Leslie Champlin

Lost Family Photos - Gwendolyn Johnson
Lost Family Photos - Gwendolyn Johnson

Sgt. Porter is all that is on the back of this photo.
Sgt. Porter is all that is on the back of this photo.

Anna McClintock and Unknown
Anna McClintock and Unknown

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