Posted by Ancestry Team on March 17, 2015 in In The Community

Following her grandfather’s passing, Rachel LaCour-Niesen was given photographs that spanned several generations of her family. As she started to uncover the emotional and beautiful stories of her relatives, she quickly discovered a new found passion for family history.

Anxious to share those stories with extended family and friends, she established Save Family Photos, with the mission to “…save family stories, one photo at a time.” Originally, what started as an Instagram page to feature family photographs and stories has quickly caught fire and attracted thousands of photo entries from budding family historians across the globe.

Save Family Photos

Honor an ancestor’s legacy. Share a unique family story. Capture your family history in some way. We applaud Rachel for  her efforts and inspiring so many new family historians in this unique way.

Listen to Rachel share more about her passion project and the Save Family Photos community by tuning in to the video below:

Check out the beautiful family photographs and meaningful stories by following Save Family Photos site and @SaveFamilyPhotos on Instagram. Of course, you’re also invited to share your vintage family photographs by using the #savefamilyphotos hashtag on Instagram.

4 Comments

  1. my father carmon g. moore a sargeant in ww2.battle of the buldge.he was in the small ground bomb launcher squad.forgot what they are called.i had a small book about 40 pages he brought home i had the pages laminated.my dad died in 1994.my no good ex brother in law took it.it told where my dad was at.his commander officier.just keep sake item all i had wanted to pass down to my boys.was very proud of it as my father was.sure want another somehow.how do i get one and other information on my dad CARMON G. MOORE? I STILL HAVE A HALF DOLLAR BILL HE AND A FRIEND TORE APART TO REJOIN SOMEDAY AND HAVE A BEER TOGETHER AS BROTHERS.IS THIS MAN OUT THERE.LOVE TO FIND HIM IF HE IS ALIVE! I LOVED MY DAD HE WAS MORE.HE WAS MY DEEP FRIEND.TOOK PART OF MY HEART WHEN HE DIED.DAD CRIED AT TIMES OF WHAT HE SAW AND DID.HE WAS A GENTLE MAN.HUNTING WAS NEVER HIS THING.HE HUNTED SQUIRREL, RABBIT, NEVER BIGGER GAME AS DEER.HE SAID TOO BEAUTIFULL OF A ANIMAL TO KILL.TROUPHY HUNTERS HE DIDNT UNDERSTAND WHY? CAN ANYONE HELP ME TO FIND WHERE HE WAS AT AND WENT.HIS DREAMS TOLD HE WENT THREW HELL.PLEASE HELP AND FEEL FREE TO FORWARD ON TO ANYONE FOR HELP OR PICS.I HAVE HIS SSN IF NEEDED.HIS DATE OF BIRTH.AGAIN I NEED ALL I CAN FIND ON DAD.TO PASS DOWN AFTER I DIE.IM 60 NOW.

  2. dads full name is CARMON GILFORD MOORE.HE DIED AUGUST 1ST 1994 IN SOUTHAVEN MS.AT BAPTIST HOSPITAL AFTER FIGHTING AGAIN BUT WITH LUNG CANCER.BORN IN ARKANSAS I BELIEVE AT ARKADELPHIA.HIS WIFE MY MOTHER SYBLE LOUISE MOORE (ROSS).DIED IN 1998 AT MY WIFE AND MY HOME IN WALLS MS.AFTER MY WIFE CARING FOR HER BEDRIDDEN FOR 3 YEARS.A HARD BUT PROUD TO DO TIME.SHE DIED AT MY HOME OR A HOME NOT A NURSING HOME.NOT SAYING THATS BAD SOMETIMES THERES NO OTHER WAY.ITS A HARD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL JOB OF ALL IN THE HOME.MAYBE THIS OTHER INFORMATION MIIGHT IN FINDING SOMEONE READING THAT MAY KNOW SOMETHING.BYE AND THANK ALL THE MEN THAT KEPT MY FAMILY FREE AND MYSELF OUT OF WAR WHICH IN MIND NEVER ENDS, THERE FOR LIFE THE HORROR OF WAR.ME ONES NOT THERE WILL NEVER KNOW MY FATHERS TEARS AND DREAMS WAKING LATE AT NIGHT RELIVING.WILL NEVER LET THE MEN GO UNTIL THEY HAVE THERE PEACE WITH THERE FALLEN COMRADES IN DEATH ITS SAD TO SAY.A THANKFULL VETERANS SON WHO OWES ALL OF YOU FOR MY PEACE AND FREEDOM WHO SO MANY TAKE FOR GRANTED.WAYNE GILFORD MOORE.

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