Submit Your Photos

IMPORTANT: I will not knowingly post photos of any living individuals without their permission. If you are sending a photo of any living person, please get that person’s permission and forward it to me, or have them write me directly. Thanks!

To submit your photo to this site, simply follow these steps:

  • Scan your picture or document and save it in .jpg format. If you are not able to save the image in this format, you can send it to me in almost any format and I can convert it. If possible, scan it in 300 dpi resolution so it is large enough to view easily. If you are sending a transcription, a plain text file is easiest for us.
  • In your email message, state any facts you know about the image. If you don’t know much about it, then say so and tell us your thoughts! Maybe someone will recognize something! If it is a headstone or cemetery photo, please give the name of the cemetery, the name of the town or city, the name of the county and state where it is located.
  • Add the URL and title of any links you want included with the photo, maybe a family tree site where there is information on the folks in the photo. It’s always great to put a face to a name, adding flesh to the bone, as they say!
  • Type your name the way you want it to appear in your email link. I can use your full name or a nickname or no name at all, whichever you prefer.
  • Attach the image to your email and send it to me, pat jones.
  • I will let you know that I received it and when it goes up on the site.

Remember the 5 W’s

Scrapbookers know the value of “journaling” the story behind a photograph. Choose a photograph from your collection and write down everything you know about it. Include the five W’s in questions like;

  • Who is in the photograph? 
  • When was it taken? 
  • Where was it taken? 
  • What was happening? What feelings does it evoke?
  • Why is it significant and important to your family history? A picture’s worth a thousand words, but a picture with the story behind it is priceless!

Let me know if you have any problems or comments! Thanks, pat

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Sluss Burke January 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Hi, this is a great site. Do you have an area where we can post a Family Reunion? We are organizing a Sluss Family Grand Reunion bringing family from the Sluss/Schlosser families from all over the country to the Natural Tunnel State Park in Dungannon VA on Saturday, July 6, 2013. I would appreciate any help you could give this effort.
God bless,
Lisa Sluss Burke
Dandridge TN

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Shirley Sullivan July 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

Lisa, I just saw this post as I was hunting for something else on the Scott County website. I saw where you’re having a family reunion at Natural Tunnel State Park and you have it listed as Dungannon, Virginia. The park is not in Dungannon. It is listed as Clinchport or Duffield. Dungannon is in another direction from the park. Hope you have a great reunion. My mom’s family is having a reunion at Cove Ridge (also at Natural Tunnel) on Saturday; however, due o her health, we will not be attending. God bless you.

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Ada WILSON Kent August 1, 2014 at 7:15 pm

• I am searching for information on Andy Wilson, my great grandfather…. He was probably born between 1860-70 in either Scott County, Virginia, Kentucky, or Tennessee. His son was Henry Frank Wilson (His birth date varies from document to document and is from 1880-1893) and is said to have been from Scott County, Va, TN, or KY. He died in 1933 in Logan County, West Virginia. My dad was Henry Morris Wilson born March 17, 1918 n Aflex, Ky and died in 1995. My dad grew up in Davin/Mallory in Logan County, West Virginia. The Wilson men were carpenters and worked in the mines. I have been able to find Henry Frank Wilson in the 1920 and 1930 census but have never been able to find Andy Wilson with Henry Frank Wilson and of course, there are so many Andy Wilsons. I have been working on this for 30 years and have not been able to find a birth certificate for Henry Frank or Andy. Any help you could give would be so appreciated.

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Gary Hilton August 14, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Does anyone have info about Ira Nash Taylor, b 1845 and Dec 25, 1920. Son of James N. (Monkey Jim) Taylor, Jr. Ira was a brother to my Mother’s grandfather. She told me the story of how Ira lived in Rye Cove, never married, and had done well financially. He was out checking on his cattle and was murdered and robbed. I found information through the Gate City newspaper archives that bloodhounds tracked down the killer (known within the community), and he was arrested. But he was never brought to trial.

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sue ellen chappell May 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm

ame: Fannie May Langrel
[Fannie May Head]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age at Death: 61
Birth Date: 4 May 1881
Death Date: 28 Mar 1943
Death Place: Wood, Scott, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 8 May 1943
Father: John Head
Mother: Mary Jane Crawford
Spouse: W T Langrel

Does anyone reconize this family. I just found this on ancestry have no idea who she is. But for sure one of my great aunts maybe.

Sue

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Linda Herron August 22, 2017 at 11:01 pm

It is my ex husband’s family, Langrel family. William Thomas Langrel was married to Fannie May Head. He had several children while married to her.

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