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Families in Focus
8/5/2014
Our readers solved their photo puzzles - and so can you. Make identifying your old family pictures a snap with the lessons from these 11 photo success stories.

Do you believe that one photograph can really help you with your family history? For all the skeptics out there, the answer is yes.

In two previous articles in Family Tree Magazine, "Picture Puzzles" (August 2000) and "Getting the Picture" (April 2001), I offered advice on identifying family photographs and building a photograph collection: talk with relatives, do your research and use online resources. Does that simple three-step approach work? In the magazine and in my online photo-identification column at <www.familytreemagazine.com/photos/current.htm>, I asked readers to send me photo success stories. An amazing number of you responded.

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