A Toolkit of Photo Sites

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Libraries and Archives

&#149 United States Army Military History Institute
Write to Special Collections, 22 Ashburn Dr., Carlisle, PA 17013. Use the Web site and archive to find photographs of military participation.

&#149 Steamship Historical Society of America
University of Baltimore Library, 1420 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201. The society maintains an archive of photographs of ships that brought immigrants to America. You can write for information and then order copies of relevant images.

&#149 Denver Public Library
The library’s Western History/Genealogy Department, in partnership with the Colorado Historical Society and the Denver Art Museum, is digitizing its photograph collection. You can search a portion of the collection online at its site.

&#149 Library of Congress
Search the online catalog to find local histories and biographical encyclopedias for specific locations. Your public library can try to obtain copies for you via interlibrary loan.

&#149 Civil War Family Photographs
Submit your Civil War images for inclusion on this nonprofit site or search the archive. Includes pictures of soldiers from the Confederate and Union armies.

&#149 Francis Frith Collection
Search this online collection of images taken by Frith & Co. between 1860 and 1970 of 7,000 British towns and villages. Auction Sites

&#149 eBay
The most popular online auction house. Search for photographs and memorabilia by category.

&#149 Tias.com
You can sign up for a mailing list, post messages on the bulletin boards and search for sale items by keyword.

Photo Reunion Sites

&#149 Ancestors Lost & Found
Part of the Nebraska GenWeb project, this site allows individuals to post photographs they’ve found, as well as photographs that need identification. Photographs must be Nebraska-related.

&#149 Ancient Faces
Search and post family photographs, documents and recipes.

&#149 Ancestral Photos
This site lists photographs found at auctions and in antique stores. Each caption contains a brief description of the items. Most sell for $10 each.

&#149 Ford and Nagle
Family photographs can be searched by surname and purchased.

&#149 HeirloomsLost.com
Online spot to find or sell family items.

&#149 iPhotoCentral
Schedule of photo shows, search of collectors’ photos and links.

&#149 Lenore Frost’s Dating Family Photos Homepage
If you have any Australian roots, you’ll want to look at her list of found photographs.

&#149 Pastconnect.com
Bid on historical memorabilia, including photographs.

&#149 PhotoFind Searchable Database
Search the database or add a surname to the card file. Copies of these images are available for purchase.