Being on the outlook for other sources of family photos is an important aspect of your research. One interesting outside of family source is an online site named ‘DeadFred‘, a genealogy photo archive. It is an unusual name but just might have a family image you were not aware of. This site has over 18,700 surnames with photos plus some 117,000 documents in digital format.
Scan down and see the ‘Surname’ search. Either look through those of a specific or varied spelling or type in a specific surname in the search box. Some of the finds can include a page from a school yearbook, a portrait, a candid photo or one from a newspaper clipping. When looking it over, review the locations posted, that will give a clue if it is a relative. Click on the thumbnail size to enlarge each image.
Select below a general key word search. This is good for hometown names, counties, certain occupations, school names, etc.
An interesting search aspect are the ‘Mystery Photos’ where there is not name to identify the people. Check out the ‘Annuals’ section also. These are listed by the school’s name with a date(s) range.
The site, DeadFred, is always being updated, so check it every couple of months. Better yet submit some of your family photos to share with other who just might have some photos you are missing.
Photos: H. H. Groff portrait from a newspaper or pamphlet in PA., collage yearbook in Ohio-page of some football players in 1922 and a photo of Arthur Rue of Michigan.
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