Orphan Photos and Photo Sharing

By Maureen A. Taylor

Last week on the Today Show I mentioned It’s a fun site for folks trying to reconnect with lost family photos or to post pictures if you want photos to lead the way to a reunion with lost family. It’s a win-win either way.

There are a couple of other sites I’d like to mention though. If you’ve ever lost a camera and thought those pictures (and the camera) are gone forever, think again. There is a blog that tries to link up individuals with their equipment and precious pics. Found Cameras and Orphan Photos has a Facebook group, a link to success stories and updates every Thursday. What a fun idea! You’ll see wedding images, vacation shots and candid pictures all waiting to be claimed by their rightful owner. I’ll definitely be adding this to my Facebook page.

Photos aren’t the only focus of a site called Ancient Faces. If you want to share and collaborate on family history you can set up a family space. Share stories, pictures and even a recipe or two. Sign up for their e-newsletter to keep up with any new developments.

Don’t forget to check out the PhotoDetective booth (305) at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Philadelphia this week. Please stop by and say hello.