Your Ancestry Photos

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Introduction and Instruction



Table of Contents - Click to go to that page
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Page 1 = Introduction and instruction.

Page 2 = Index of all of the Surnames on these webpages.

Pages 3 thru 12 = Individual Photographs -
These are photographs which have only one surname listed.

Page 3 = A - B

Page 4 = C - D

Page 5 = E - G

Page 6 = H - J

Page 7 = K - L

Page 8 = M - N

Page 9 = O - P

Page 10 = Q - R

Page 11 = S - T

Page 12 = U - Z

Page 13 = Couples Photographs - These are photographs
of married couples.

Page 14 = Family Photographs - These are photographs
of two or more individuals from the same family.

Page 15 = Maiden Name/Married Name - where two surnames are listed.

Page 16 = Group Photos - where more than one surname is listed.

Page 17 = Classmates and Comrades - School days and Military photographs.

Page 18 =First 1/2 Family Groups - multiple photos from one family.

Page 19 = Second 1/2 Family Groups - multiple photos from one family.

Page 20 = Photo Albums - where multiple surnames are listed.

Page 21= Yearbooks- where surnames are too numerous to be listed.

Page 22 = Customer's Comments - Hundreds of satisfied customers.

Page 23 = Links to other lost photo websites.

Page 24 = After finding a photo, come to this page to purchase it.

If you have discovered an ancestor on my website, let me congratulate you.
If you would like to purchase the original photograph, go to page 24

Then you can Email me at:


Frequently Asked Questions


In my travels, I see family photographs lost in antique stores.
I think this is sad and I feel a sense of obligation
to try and return them to their rightful families.
So, I have set up this website to do just that.
Your search for lost family photos, is absolutely free.
All of the photos I buy have names and dates or places on them.
They include Tintypes, Daguerreotypes, Cabinet Cards, Carte-de-visites,
Personal Picture Postcards, Photo Albums and Yearbooks.



At the bottom of each page I have placed a link to every page.
So go to Page 2 and check the index of all of the surnames listed.

If you find a surname that you are interested in,
then bring up a blank Google page and cut and paste this:

 "Your Ancestry Photos"


"Family Photos On-Line"

with the quotation marks, on the search line.
Then type in the surname and press Search.
It should bring up the page or pages that the surname is on.
Go to that page and use your FIND option

(under EDIT on your toolbar)
and see if the first name or location matches as well.



But keep in mind two things:

The names are copied as handwritten on the photo.
So the spelling may be Very, Very wrong.
So consider all near misses as a possible hit.
The location is where the picture was taken.
The person may not have lived in the location given
but had a photo taken while visiting there.


I started this project so anyone could see and copy their ancestor's photos.
But almost everyone was more interested in purchasing the photographs.
Then I lost the ability to post any photos. So viewing them is no longer an option.


If the photo is a Daguerreotype, a Sepia Print from
Daguerreotype or a Tin Type it will be labeled.
If not labeled, then it is a Sepia tone Carte-de-Visites or a Cabinet Photo.
Only a few of the photos are B&W paper from the 1900's.
Everything else is from the last half of the 1800's.


I have not included where I found these photos
because I believe that it is irrelevant.
The vast majority of the photographs
came from antique stores in Arizona.
But that doesn't mean much either since
people come from all over to retire here and the
antique stores buy from all over the country.


So head off on your adventure and Happy Hunting! This is a very early tinype of two firemen. This is only one of the named photos from a newly acquired Civil War Album.