Who Were They? looks at vintage photos to try to catch a glimpse of those who came before us, primarily focusing on the 19th century but delving into the 20th century at times. When names are found, Who Were They? will research the family to try to learn more about the person in the photograph, and if possible identify living relatives. Sometimes the threads of genealogical research can be followed while other times they can’t. Researchers are welcome to take a name and run with it, but please post your results. Sometimes the finding of a descendant is more exciting than finding the original photograph!
If photos are returned to a descendant, resulting in a Family Reunion, I accept no payment. This is my gift to descendants and fulfills my sense of obligation to families everywhere.
Photos are considered the property of Who Were They? unless otherwise specified as being on loan or shared by other fans of old photos. Photos are not for sale. Images copyright to Who Were They? 2010. If you are interested in a particular image please contact us directly.