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Use of photos...

Ancestry.com is a secure research website. People trying to find people. So why wouldn't someone trying to be found, NOT put up a photo along with their biography and genealogy?

It is VERY likely that you look like an ancestor. That would help people find you and help you find them. If you're 98 years old and don't want people to see how you are now, you are free to post a better photo of you when you were 97 (or 27).

Come on people, this is research, not date prospecting. Are you willing to "cut off your nose, to spite your face?" In other words, you don't want certain people to see you but you're willing to let the people you've been searching for for 25 years, not see you also?

I post my photo and I have people from other races still insist that we are related. It gives us another lead into our history.

I wonder did anyone else see Henry Louis Gates' show on Barbara Walters? I mean, don't you want to be connected to your ancestry?

July Staley (born 1804 - ) and his wife Susie FANNING Staley (born 1805 - ) lived in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. (One certificate says July was born in Africa; and another says that Susie was white). They are my 4th great grandparents. Dempsey Staley (pictured), was the grandson of July Staley, Sr.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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