Keeping OPOAA website live

$475 of $600 goal

Raised by 7 people in 30 months
Hello and thank you for stopping by. I want to state that this campaign in not for me, but for us.

My name is Camilla Warren, founder of OPOAA.
(Old photographs of African Americans - Unknown Faces). http://www.opoaa.com/

I started research on my family tree in early 1999, and one of the things I was most excited about, were all the Old Photographs. Many of the photographs I obtained were from relatives and friends. Some of the people I knew, and most I didn't. 
Since my journey into family history research and old photographs, I've discovered that I have many more relatives than I ever thought possible, and even more photographs to Identify.

The Story

While doing research on the internet, I found a cousin who was also doing research on a genealogy website message board. We connected surnames and she shared a photograph that was of our great
grandmother.  In hopes to find other family members, 
I  searched and found another cousin who too possessed the same photograph. 

This was the photograph of our Great Grandmother

What a connection to find family you never knew existed.

My Cause

Do you ever wonder what happened to those old photographs your parents had that were lost or stolen? 

With so many photographs and questions, it inspired me to launch Old Photographs of African Americans-Unknown Faces, (Opoaa), a interactive website in 2002, and a 1st of its kind; where visitors can submit their old family photographs to be shared or identified. 
 My Plight

I started this campaign to raise funds because I have soley ran the site opoaa.com since 2002,  (14 yrs +), with all out of pocket expenses. It entails a lot of work inputing data to keep the site active for others.   Bandwith is overflowing each month because of the high volume of visitors and I can not continue to incur the high fees attached at this time.
(I want to continue to keep OPOAA a free site for other African American researchers). 

If African American history is not shared, it will be forever lost. ~CWarren

Please visit the site to see the work that has been put into it. http://www.opoaa.com/

*The site will black out at the end of 2016. This is when the domain name will shut down, leaving the site in limbo after 14 years of compiling and research. OPOAA may have to find another home for these beautiful photographs.

My Passion

It will mean so much to continue to share, educate and contribute to the history of African Americans. Our children need this.

Camilla Warren at birth

Your Contribution

I humbly accept and will greatly appreciate any contributions that can help with this cause.
Keep OPOAA website live. (Old Photographs of African Americans - Unknown Faces).

Your donation will make you a Major Contributor to the site, and your name will be added to the contributors page.

Happy hunting for old photographs of your family ancestors. Please remember to put the names and dates on your old photographs for future references. http://www.opoaa.com/

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Thanks to all who supported this campaign so far. Your contributions not only has helped with giving back but has helped with keeping the site active for our research of our African American ancestors. Please help Identity the old photographs at www.opoaa.com
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This photograph Women on bench was identified and is the mother of Jacqueline Williams Eskridge. The family was elated to find this photograph on OPOAA. Read comment:
From: Jacqueline Williams-Eskridge
February 14, 2014 6:11am
Dear Lord, a special prayer for my new friend Cam Warren bless her Lord, thank you Lord for waking us this day and everyday. continue to watch over my family and friends. help us to follow your will with eagerness, knowing that to do so is the surest path to peace. help us to always look to you in any difficult situations, knowing that whatever our needs are, you will in some way supply it. all things I ask in your precious and Holy name.....Amen and Amen.

Jacqueline Williams-Eskridge shared your photo.
February 14, 2014 ·

I would like to thank Cam Warren for giving me the best Birthday present in the world.
Identified Photograph - women on bench
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Raised by 7 people in 30 months
Created January 10, 2016
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