The following is an announcement from the DeadFred Genealogy Photo Archive:
When families are tidying up their residences this year, they can save storage space and those precious family heirlooms by uploading and/or donating the contents of old, all-but-forgotten photo boxes at Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive. Photo sharing on DeadFred.com has already resulted in close to 700 reported photo reunions to date.
Springdale, AR - April 5, 2006 - When families are tidying up their residences this year, they can save storage space and those precious family heirlooms by uploading and/or donating the contents of old, all-but-forgotten photo boxes at DeadFred Genealogy Photo Archive (http://www.DeadFred.com). They can even save space on their bookshelves by downloading DeadFred.com's family-friendly electronic book The Desperate Genealogist's Idea Book (http://www.DesperateGenealogist.com).
As people clear out their closets, garages and attics, DeadFred.com's Archivists request families to post and broadcast their stowed-away old family photographs, whether identified or not, to DeadFred.com in efforts to connect related genealogy enthusiasts and to reunite images of long-lost ancestors with rightful descendants.
Featured on or in Cyndi's List, The Genealogue, National Public Radio, DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour, Family Tree Magazine and countless other media outlets, DeadFred.com is a FREE place where visitors can conduct unlimited database searches by various and combined criteria, join discussion groups, search school annual photos, subscribe to a free e-newsletter and even post and manage their own photo records.
Anyone who finds a photograph of a direct ancestor will receive the original photograph for FREE (provided the original is owned by the Archive).
Since DeadFred.com is free to all, the Archivists work strictly on a volunteer basis. The Archive receives some revenue from Google AdSense click-throughs and small commissions from purchases that visitors make at FredMart, DeadFred.com's online marketplace of genealogical resources. The Archive graciously accepts photo and monetary donations of any amount and is currently focusing on fundraising initiatives to cover operating costs. One such initiative is The Desperate Genealogist's Idea Book: Creative Ways to Outsmart Your Elusive Ancestors.
A tag-team effort by DeadFred.com and some of genealogy's top ancestral sleuths and accomplished writers, this 150-page e-book is packed with articles and case studies that reveal invaluable tips, shortcuts, resources and even step-by-step instructions on how to tackle brick walls with sheer ingenuity.
Readers can save space on their bookshelves by perusing The Desperate Genealogist's Idea Book in electronic format for an interactive experience with hyperlinked online resources. They will learn from real-life genealogy research experiences of industry experts Lisa Alzo, Joe Bott, Emily Croom, DearMYRTLE, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Charlie Gardes, John Konvalinka, Megan Smolenyak, Maureen Taylor and Andrew Yeiser. More information is available at http://www.DesperateGenealogist.com.
Happy spring cleaning, and save space by supporting DeadFred.com!