About the Greene County, Pennsylvania Photo Archives ProjectMission
Greene Connections: Greene County, Pennsylvania Photo Archives Project
aims to (1) make rare ancestral and local history photographs
(2) identify unknown photograph subjects, and (3) educate and involve
organizations as well as the general public.
How It Got Started
The project began in 2003 in the pursuit of Memory Medallion research when James “Fuzzy” Randolph, curator of the Waynesburg College Museum (now Waynesburg University), shared the institution’s graduation photographs for the classes of 1852-1938. Such a rare collection and untapped resource for ancestor photographs led to the realization that other collections must exist and that all such collections should be made available to anyone who would be interested in seeing them. The project truly took form in 2005, when a conversation resulted in the sharing of the Helen Mae (Jacobs) Fonner Collection by George and Anna (Fonner) Blystone. Since then the project has grown and evolved to include thousands of photographs from numerous Greene County, Pennsylvania families.About the Photo Archives
The Greene Connections web site and all related projects are free to access and have been researched and compiled on a volunteer basis. Photographs have been shared by families, individuals and local repositories such as the Cornerstone Genealogical Society, Greene County Historical Society and Waynesburg University Museum. Contributor credit and photograph citation information are maintained and displayed with every photograph.
In order to protect copyrights and privacy of living persons, photos are primarily limited to the years pre-1930. Exceptions have been made at the request of families and with the permission of the copyright holder and/or living persons featured. If you see data or photos on this site that you believe to be inappropriate or incorrectly documented please contact Candice Buchanan.
into collections, which in most cases are labeled to reflect the
or contributing family. Collections are not limited to the family names
reflected in their titles. Many families collected photographs of
family, friends and occasionally of events and locations in their area,
as well. Be sure to search collection indexes for names of interest.
Archives are now uploaded to Flickr, follow this link to the Greene Connections on Flickr instructions
page to learn how to make the most of this great new site!
As of 2010, high-resolution images are available to
download directly from the web site. Please see "Using the Photo
Archives" above to learn more. All downloads are completely free. We
ask only that you copy/paste the caption and source notes below each
photo and keep that info with it wherever it is used.
images are also archived and backed-up in several ways for
Please note that some photos shared with Greene Connections have not been provided as high-resolution files. Though it is our request and scanning policy that all photos be provided at high-resolution, not all contributors are able to do so.
Identifying Photographs Shared By Others / Correcting Photograph Information
Buchanan if you can identify a person or subject in a photograph,
additional information about a photograph, have a correction to a
data, have a better version of a photograph, etc.
Sharing Your Photographs
Your participation in any of the Greene Connections projects is very much encouraged and desired! These projects are all that they are because of generous researchers and relatives sharing their family photos and information.
Please keep copyright and privacy issues in mind and please understand that any material shared with Greene Connections that does not meet the standard of the guidelines stated above may not be able to be posted.
you have several options. You can do any one of the following:
***With any photo submissions please provide your full contact information so that you can be given appropriate credit and be contacted for any further information needed.
If you are going to scan photos or have someone scan photos for you, please follow these steps:
an album or other layout in which they are particularly arranged,
be submitted in original order. Context clues will otherwise be lost.
***Please understand that photos not meeting these requirements may not be able to be used in the Greene Connections photo archives.
Feel free to contact Candice with any questions about what you have and how best to share it with Greene Connections.