Tips from the Pros: Check Local Historical Societies for Family Photos, from George G. Morgan

If you’ve been unsuccessful locating photographs of your family members, or if you have old photos and cannot identify the people, make contact with the local, county, or state historical society where they lived. Their archives may contain just the information you need to make the connection in identifying photographs of your family members. They may also have city directories, telephone directories, school yearbooks, letters, diaries, and newspaper clippings unavailable anywhere else. Older members also may have recollections of your family members.

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