Joe Bott


Joe Bott, an avid vintage photograph collector, began collecting in the mid 60’s and has to date almost 28,000 photos in his private collection.  Around the year 2000 started with 2,000 images online and a desire to reunite  as many  folks as possible with their  Ancestors  photos. Today, after 10 years, Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive has achieved more than 1800 reunions and has now more than 100,000 photo records uploaded by people around the globe. There are now over 10,000 unique visitors a week looking for their ancestors or helping to unite other people with theirs.  Dead Fred’s Genealogy Photo Archive has appeared on NPR Radio KUAF and MSNBC's The Today Show and has been voted in the top 25 genealogy websites by Family Tree Magazine.

Principle Scientist at Tyson Foods with 40+ years of Research and Development experience, Joe is married to Laurie Bott and has  4 children and 11 grandchildren. He was raised in Souther Nj and moved to Springdale in 1993 from Lancaster Co Pa.