provides family photo listings and genealogy resources

Title - Share & Research Family History, Photos, Stories, Recipes


"from our family to yours"

In the late 1990's, families around the world found a new tool when online genealogical research was made available. Websites that offered census records, ship manifests, social security records, message boards, and more made for easier researching. In the spring of 1999, the Kroetch/Pinna family decided that something more was needed: Through sharing old photos of family members, current and future generations would be able to add a 'face' to the statistical data about their ancestors. Images of family members, often unknown or thought to be lost, could be placed online so that distant relatives and old family friends could share their heirlooms, easily. But there were no websites available then that performed this service.

Two sisters, Pamela & Kathleen Kroetch, and Kathy's son Daniel Pinna with his partner Carlos Filipe Medeiros, created AncientFaces to fill this gap. Their online program for sharing genealogy photos quickly became popular, even spawning imitators. Within a few years, AncientFaces had grown from a few hundred photos to tens of thousands of photos submitted from thousands of families spanning the globe.

With success stories of reuniting lost family members and their heirlooms burgeoning, the founding family decided to launch the "Free Family Research" program. Military and mystery photos augmented the family images, along with military stories, family stories, recipes, personal family spaces, special collections of submitted photos, and message boards. has grown to become the online destination for families to preserve their legacy, bridging the gap between our ancestors and future generations.

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Daniel J. Pinna, President
Santa Clara CA 95050 US


AncientFaces, Inc

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