Family Tree Magazine is putting out a call for photos for two projects featuring readers’ ancestors:
- To mark next year’s sesquicentennial of the start of the War Between the States, we’re creating a special Civil War 2011 commemorative calendar. If you’d like your ancestor—male or female, adult or child—to be included, submit your Civil War photo to our Civil War Ancestors Flickr pool.
- We’re also creating a 2011 desk calendar of readers’ ancestral photos. If you submitted photos for our 2010 calendar, no need to resubmit them. You can add new photos to our Your Ancestral Photos Flickr pool.
Stop by either Flickr pool to see photos and accompanying stories readers have already submitted. I especially like how George Washington Gaddy’s great-grandaughter relates standing on the Burnside Bridge—where G.W. was last seen before his death—on the Antietam battlefield.
Please submit your photos for either calendar on or before August 24. Include in the caption any details you know about the photo and who’s in it, and tell us where you came across it it (for example, in your family’s collection, at a historical society, etc.).
Note that you must have a Flickr membership (free or paid) to upload photos or add comments. Click here to learn more about Flickr.
If you have questions or wish to submit a photo by other means, you may e-mail your question or submission to us. Please attach a high-resolution image (at least 300 dpi).
You may submit as many photos as you like. There’s no need to post your real name if you prefer not to, but to be credited if your photo is selected, please provide your name and your city or town of residence.
By submitting photos and captions via Flickr or e-mail, you verify that no other party holds copyright to the image. You also grant F+W Media, Inc., permission to use your contribution in any and all print and electronic media.