Posting images of ancestor

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Hello - my great-grandmother, a silent film actress, is listed in IMDB. I have a book of professional photos and stills. I see that I cannot upload these unless I am an industry insider, which I am not. Are there other options? Her name was Cora Williams. Also, her place of birth is incorrect, but I don't see a place to change this.
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Marcy Schnitzer

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MAthePA

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Hello, Marcy Schnitzer.

You need to be registered as IMDb user. If you are, scroll down the person's page to click the yellow button "Edit page", and then to correct the place of birth choose please: 
Biographical Information => Date of Birth => Correct/Delete

Please, also do not forget to provide evidence for the data correction.
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MAthePA

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Concerning the photos and stills. They may be added directly to the person's page by means of pro-account, this is to be explained by the IMDb official reps (I'm not the one). Further I just explain the way it may be done totally or partially from a free account.

If the images you are going to add are relative to movies or TV-series, they might be added there and the person has to be tagged on them to let the photo appear in the profile. In such a way you may add:


Hope this helps. Have a good day.
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Hi Marcy,

Thanks for reaching out about this. As MAthePA mentioned above, unfortunately we do not currently offer the option to post a photo for any unsubscribed filmography page on our site. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. An IMDbPro subscription is required to display photos and/or detailed resume information on filmography pages at this time. If in the future, we create a memorial service to display photos for friends and loved ones who have passed away, we'll announce it prominently on the site. 

You can follow MAthePA's instructions above to amend the birth-date, and please reach out to us via our private messaging system if you run in to any issues, using the path "IMDb Fan/Contributor Questions" > "Names & biographical data" > "Add/update biographical data". 
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Marcy Schnitzer

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OK, so if I have an IMDB pro account I could access my great-grandmother's page and add the images? Can anyone do that for any actress or actor or movie?
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Jeorj Euler

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There is a multi-step process involved.
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Marcy Schnitzer

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Also, I'm not sure what is meant by "memorial service to display photos for friends and loved ones". These are actual stills and headshots for a silent film actress. There must be a site where I can contribute this information. Her name is Cora Williams: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0930308/?ref_=tt_cl_t6

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Marcy, Merideth was describing the memorial service that used to exist, that does not now. They are thinking on bring it back bur for now, no. Re read it. She explained it well. You can start a Pro account for her name and claim the page. Then you could upload photos. The account would have to be current for those photos to remain.