My Favorite Photo Websites of 2014

By Maureen A. Taylor

Happy New Year! Here are some websites that readers and friends told me about in 2014. Add them to your to-do list of sites worth exploring in 2015.

Edit and Share Photos
Not a week goes by that I don’t take time to explore new ways to edit and present photographs. You’ve seen the results in past blog posts such as Clues in Curls. It’s easy to edit images, insert text and create comparative collages. You chose whether to use the full editor, the express for collages and editing or Pixlr O-Matic for photo fun.
Need a little help designing your Facebook cover, your Twitter page, an email header or a holiday card? You can do all that and more with this easy to use online design shop. If you use a Canva image there is a dollar charge for each.

State-wide Memory Projects
Family photo history seems to be everywhere this year from mega genealogy sites like and to social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram, but there are state-wide collections worth exploring too.

Collaborative sites that bring together organizations in a particular state are a great tool for looking for family photographs. Take the Florida Memory Project, the Kansas Memory Project, the Maine Memory Network and the Ohio Memory site for a test drive by searching for family photos and documents. You’ll find more useful websites in my Kindle eBook, State by State Guide to Finding Family Photographs Online and watch for March/April issue of Family Tree Magazine for more family photo rich websites.

Identify your old mystery family photos with these guides by Maureen A. Taylor:

  • Family Photo Detective: Learn How to Find Genealogy Clues in Old Photos and Solve Family Photo Mysteries
  • Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900
  • Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album
  • Hairstyles 1840-1900
  • Photo-Organizing Practices
  • Preserving Your Family Photographs
  • Searching for Family History Photos: How to Get Them Now