Old Photographs Of African Americans - Unknown Faces (OPOAA)

African American Ancestry, Photographic Research.

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For researchers that are looking for lost  or unidentified photographs of their Ancestors.

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Reply ★ Owner
1:00 AM on November 17, 2016 


[KIM LOGAN] Thank you Kim for your interest and support of OPOAA. Your donations was greatly appreciated. I too did extensive family research with Ancestry years ago. When I started OPOAA in 2001 actually, Ancestry.com had no photographs on their site and decided to link to my one of a kind interactive site and idea, is the reason they now have photographs on their site. Nothing much I could do about it. I only found old photographs in the Library of Congress. Ancestry wants us to pay for our history..My site continues to be free site for the AA researcher. I have since removed my trees from Ancestry. They make money off our hard work and family trees. The DNA package is a joke. We have already laid the ground work for them to connect us.
Reply KIM LOGAN
12:07 AM on November 16, 2016 


I am very involved in the research and history of my black ancestors. I have extensive family trees on ancestry which I am always looking to add photographs to the names. I also do extensive posting and research on www.findagrave.com. I am a huge collector of everything Black Americana, including photographs. The history of Black America is very near and dear to my heart.

Always interested in photographs or information from the following areas: Rock Island, Illinois, Canton and Lyons, Missouri, Texas cities of Honey Grove, Ft. Worth, Paris, Brookston, and Houston. Black and mulatto surnames of Logan, Pleasant, Briggs, Wires, and Garrett.



Reply Joi Dickerson-Neal
6:12 PM on October 26, 2016 
I know where u can archive these photos n make considerable $ tel 310 621 6379
Reply ★ Owner
5:20 AM on January 10, 2016 


Thanks to all who visit. Opoaa wants to continue to be a FREE site provided for your research. It May shut down at the end of 2016. Visit GoFundMe for the story. https://www.gofundme.com/keepopoaalive
Reply ★ Owner
1:48 AM on January 10, 2016 


Rashawn Morine Miller says...
Thank you so much for creating this site. I am so glad I stumbled across it! This is exactly what I was wishing for. I'm that family member who ends up with the old family pictures. I treasure them and long to identify the faces and share the images with others. I am excited to start uploading my old photos.
Thank you Rashawn for your contribution to OPOAA. It is greatly appreciated
Reply Yvette Coleman Quinerly
1:33 PM on October 22, 2015 


Thank you for creating this sight. I am the family member who loves to research my family ancestry, but I cannot find any family photos.
Reply Rashawn Morine Miller
12:50 PM on September 30, 2015 
Thank you so much for creating this site. I am so glad I stumbled across it! This is exactly what I was wishing for. I'm that family member who ends up with the old family pictures. I treasure them and long to identify the faces and share the images with others. I am excited to start uploading my old photos.
Reply Debra M
6:40 PM on September 13, 2015 


Keeping our heritage alive....
Reply Miriam Gibson
3:24 PM on July 19, 2015 
Thank you
Reply ★ Owner
1:33 AM on February 12, 2015 






:)From OPOAA's Archive



The Things We Miss Page?

No longer linked.



Keeping the doors opened at night.

Getting 3 pieces of candy for a penny.

Trick or Treating all over town with Pillow cases.

The Popcicle man on the bike with the hot ice.

Hugh morning breakfasts.







The Toys We Played With:



Chatty Cathy Doll: She walked, and when you pulled her cord in the back of her neck she talked.



Tether Ball: A ball on a cord, that was anchored on a pole or street corner sign. You would hit the ball back and forth to one other person, and who ever got the cord wrapped all the way around the pole would win.



Clackers: Two giant marbles on a string, and you clacked them together. If you clacked the longest you won.



Marbles,



Jacks,



Cap Guns,



Pic Up Sticks,



Cans on string for telephones,



Hula Hoop,



String and ball on Ankle/ Jump rope









The Games we played:



Stepping on cracks,



Go between,



Your It,



Dishy Dishy Out,



Coottys



Doggy Doggy wheres your bone



Stop Sign Tag



Only safe sitting down



Run around the block-( 2 of us would run around the block opposite ways, and the one that returned the fastest would win),



Stick ball,



Cardboard Slide



Mary Jane, Mary Jane



Little Sally Walker



Hookie Pookie



Footsie



Red Light-Green Light



Double Dutch



Mother May I



Hot-Cold



Ring around the Rosie



Post-Office



I Spy



Duck Duck Goose



Red Rover



Spoons



Paper Scissor Stone



Hambone



Last Tag



Freeze Tag



Mash



Bingo-Car



Bus Stop





ARE YOU SMILING YET?









The Rhymes we sang:



1, 2 tie my shoe



3-6-9,



Miss Mary Mack,



Aww beep beep,



My mother told me,



Down in the Valley









The Dances We Danced:



THE::::Charleston,



Camel Walk,



Football,



Earl Flynn,



Popcorn,



Boo Ga Loo



Snake,



Dog,



Penguin,



Robot,



Disco,



Four Corners,



Twist,



BiggieRack,



Cenepede,



Hully-Gully,



Kool Jerk,



Pearl,



Tap,



Tighten-up,



Rubber Neck,



Strand,



Monkey,



Flashlight,



Mash Potatoes,



Strut,



James Brown,



Bump,



Crazy Legs,



Jitter Bug,



Shot Gun,



Monnarail,



The Rock,



The Hustle,



The Funky Chicken,



The Slide



And Many more to come..............









To Pass the Time:



Catching Lightning Bugs in a Glass Jar,



Making objects with string (Jacobs Latter, Witches Broom.. ect),



Telling corney jokes,









Favorite Misc:



Bobbie Socks,



Black Cat clock with eyes and tail that would swing back and forth,



Popcorn shirts,



People pants,



Candy Cigarettes,



Wax Lips,



Waxed Juices, little waxed juice figures some of them came in soldier men,



Reply Nancy Jones
9:18 PM on January 1, 2015 


Major Contributor album N. Jones - I would like to contact Frank Mackey who responded with a comment on my album. If his email and permission have been granted I would like to have his email to respond to his offer. If not can you please forward him my email. I would greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide.

Nancy
Reply Constance
2:35 PM on October 14, 2014 


Good afternoon. i am looking for the surname Fordham, Gaston
Reply Mert S.Martin
1:26 AM on March 4, 2014 
Reply Sobenyree
4:11 PM on February 9, 2014 


Hello everyone!

I love this site.

I'm looking for any pictures with connections to the surnames: Kendrick, Agee, Hackworth and Lewis (Alabama).



Reply PWarren
7:01 AM on January 18, 2014 


Nice site, Please dont forget Black History Month
Reply Stanford Moon
5:08 PM on December 10, 2013 


I love this site! Haven't been on here in a few years. I've missed it.
Reply ★ Owner
3:40 AM on November 20, 2013 


We will contact the owner of the photo for you, providing they have an updated email address. Please submit which album and the name of the photo and its submitters name.
jacqueline Williams says...
there is a photo on here with a woman sitting on a bench. I would like to know how I can contact the owner of the photo. this is a very nice site......keep up the good work

Reply jacqueline Williams
6:44 PM on October 8, 2013 


there is a photo on here with a woman sitting on a bench. I would like to know how I can contact the owner of the photo. this is a very nice site......keep up the good work
Reply Rebecca
12:46 AM on August 19, 2013 


Wonderful site. May add a few pics that I have aquired and a few of my own family.

Brown/Jones - Spartanburg, SC & PA - Lewis, Jeffries, Lawson, Hawkins - GA and PA
Reply ★ Owner
4:14 PM on July 26, 2013 
Reply ★ Owner
4:10 PM on July 26, 2013 


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OPOAA Now has a video section. Thanks for your Interest in OPOAA!
Reply joyce scott howell
11:42 AM on July 5, 2013 
Where are your scott relatives from? Mine are from richmond, va, powhatan, va, goochland, va and amelia va
Reply ★ Owner
11:53 PM on June 15, 2013 
Census Records are a great resource.
L.S.White says...
Found this website by accident and I think it's wonderful!! Looking for members of my family with the surnames Rogers, Engram or Ingram-on my grandmother's side from Covington County AL and Jacobs-on my grandfather's side from St. Landry Parish LA. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Reply L.S.White
4:38 PM on June 11, 2013 
Found this website by accident and I think it's wonderful!! Looking for members of my family with the surnames Rogers, Engram or Ingram-on my grandmother's side from Covington County AL and Jacobs-on my grandfather's side from St. Landry Parish LA. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Reply Donna Wynn Harvey
7:22 PM on June 9, 2013 
I really enjoyed viewing the photos.
Reply Anna Mahony
9:20 AM on April 11, 2013 
I just discovered your site and I love it! What a wonderful place. I have a facebook page for genealogy, may I share these photos in an effort to help identify them? If not, I'm happy to spread the word of the website :)
Reply Queen E. Jackson Gates
12:44 AM on February 5, 2013 
Enjoyed the site. I do hope to find info regarding the Jackson's, Evans', and Franks from SC and the Bailey's and Tarrances from SC and GA.
Reply Rochelle Henderson
9:10 PM on February 4, 2013 
do you have any old photos of Bethel Baptist Church of Akron, Ohio - now known as Greater Bethel Baptist Church
Reply ★ Owner
12:36 AM on November 5, 2012 
Good News. Great reaseach. Thanks Carol.

Carol Seldon DuPont Dempey says...
Since my last post I have discovered the most interesting information. Augustus I. DuPont and wife Betsey lived in Montgomery Alabama in 1865.Whitfield DuPont was born in Montgomery Alabama in 1865 after the civil war ended. It appears the Foster-Fountain Clan was well acquainted with the DuPont Clan.Sara Mercedes Foster married the son of Whitfield Dupont John DuPont and information from a cousin James Osborn Bryson states (his mother) Claudia Foster went with her baby sister to Pensacola to teach school in the unequal and segregrated school system of Escambia County Florida.My quest is for information regarding Augustus I. DuPont..he was born in South Carolina educated in Washington DC move to Montgonery Alabama in 1865 move to Pensacola Florida and became a city councilman.Who were the parents of Augustus I. DuPont born 1830 in South Carolina? Who were the parents of Captain William Foster?
Reply Carol Seldon DuPont Dempey
2:37 PM on September 7, 2012 
Since my last post I have discovered the most interesting information. Augustus I. DuPont and wife Betsey lived in Montgomery Alabama in 1865.Whitfield DuPont was born in Montgomery Alabama in 1865 after the civil war ended. It appears the Foster-Fountain Clan was well acquainted with the DuPont Clan.Sara Mercedes Foster married the son of Whitfield Dupont John DuPont and information from a cousin James Osborn Bryson states (his mother) Claudia Foster went with her baby sister to Pensacola to teach school in the unequal and segregrated school system of Escambia County Florida.My quest is for information regarding Augustus I. DuPont..he was born in South Carolina educated in Washington DC move to Montgonery Alabama in 1865 move to Pensacola Florida and became a city councilman.Who were the parents of Augustus I. DuPont born 1830 in South Carolina? Who were the parents of Captain William Foster?
Reply Zimra
2:22 PM on July 3, 2012 
Looking for relatives:Green/e, Fields,Anderson,Spencer,Scott,Roberts and all
distant relatives.
Zimra
Reply Estelene Bell
10:40 AM on March 7, 2012 
Looking for relatives --Bell and Triplett family
Reply kimberly vance johnson
4:07 PM on March 4, 2012 
Daughter of eddie lee vance,son of eddie vance of mississippi,son of jessie vance mississippi. MY Grandmother was vera henrietta mason of mississippi
Reply Carole Boone
9:47 AM on December 29, 2011 
I love this site, found it by accident. God Bless you for doing this and sharing our stories through pictures
Reply Terry Cooper
9:34 PM on December 8, 2011 
I am looking ofr descendents of Hayes Belton of Greene County, Al and Calvin and Erma Belton Allen of Birmingham. I was told that Calvin was a coach in Birminghamin the 1960s.
Reply Robin
7:05 PM on November 2, 2011 
I saw my family's surname, Doss, listed in that section but couldn't find photos identified with it. Will you help, please? Thank you.
Reply Robt
7:47 PM on October 7, 2011 
I love your quotes.
Reply LaChon
1:17 PM on September 30, 2011 
Angela Croom Ewing says...
My surnames are: Davis, Goodrich, Vance, Croom
Husbands surnames are: Kennedy, Black, Ewing
Hope you will tell us which photo to view for VANCE surname that you have available.

I do not have any information on the VANCE surname, but I do have a great aunt and a great uncle that each married a Croom. They used to live in Greensboro Alabama. Last name was Love.
Reply LaChon
1:11 PM on September 30, 2011 
Looking for information regarding my grandmother's mother, Queen Ester Simmons. I believe her mother's name was Hattie Murphy and father Josh Murphy from Greensboro Alabama. Queen Esther Simmons had one daughter, Willie Lee Simmons who married William Love. I am not sure if Queen Esther was married, but if she was she was married to Tommie Simmons.
Reply Angela Croom Ewing
11:32 PM on September 18, 2011 
My surnames are: Davis, Goodrich, Vance, Croom
Husbands surnames are: Kennedy, Black, Ewing
Hope you will tell us which photo to view for VANCE surname that you have available.
Reply J. M. Goins
5:51 PM on September 4, 2011 
Also looking for any and all information on decendants of Americus Watson of Monroe, LA
Reply J, M. Goins
5:12 PM on September 4, 2011 
Love this site! Can't wait until retirement so I can REALLY start my search in ernast. I'm looking for pics/information regarding Alberta Lee (maiden name may be Lewis) from Houston, TX/Pittsburg, PA area AND Lilly Mae Scott of Monroe, LA/Arkansa
Reply Remillo T. DuBose
1:02 AM on September 2, 2011 
I like the site! It's a great place to view glimpses of our great heritage, possibly reconnect with family and friends, and just to visit. Thanks for your efforts.
Reply Bewilttib
7:31 AM on August 31, 2011 
Very efficiently written article. It will be helpful to anybody who utilizes it, as well as myself. Keep doing what you are doing - for sure i will check out more posts.
Reply kleOPAtRA
7:17 AM on August 26, 2011 
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Reply Terry Coopeer
10:13 PM on August 9, 2011 
Looking for any ancestors of Hays (Hazen) Belton
Reply attersollmget
10:31 PM on August 5, 2011 
Hi!!! Nice forum. This my first post.
Reply Jackie Jones
12:35 PM on July 26, 2011 
Looking for Childers/Childress or any variations of the name, Warren, Wilder, Colbert living in Georgia (Roberta, Macon, Crawford County, Bibb county, Monroe County.
Reply moedbet
3:06 PM on May 22, 2011 
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Reply Rhonda Leath
2:26 AM on May 6, 2011 
Thank you so very much