Our story 

Why we love what we do - I became interested in genealogy in 1995 after trying to find proof of my Indian heritage. This started me on a journey, hunting and following leads to find out as much as I could about my family. From this experience, I realized that the next chapter of my life would include helping others identify old photos and track their family's heritage. Connecting people with the past is now a passion my husband David and I share. We love what we are doing and are looking forward to identifying your photos. "Reuniting photos with families is such a rewarding experience."
Vickie Ortiz -Founder of Identify a Photo


The Team

Both Vickie and David work very hard to uncover the identity of each photo that is submitted. Even with full time jobs, their commitment is to keep digging on a daily basis. If you have information on any of the photos or questions of your own, feel free to contact them via email or the Contact Us page

Vickie Ortiz / Research Leader

A native of southwest Nebraska and the youngest of four children. Her family consists of two daughters, three step-children, and David, her husband, who shares in her passion. She works full-time and most of her spare time consists of researching her family history and helping others connect the dots that lead to identifying photos. 

David Ortiz / Research Assistant

David also grew up in southwest Nebraska and is one of five children born to his parents. He has two daughters and a son as well as two step-daughters. He loves to spend time with family and enjoys the outdoors. His hobbies include golf, fishing and boating. He works full-time and in his spare time helps his wife, Vickie, identify photos.