Caption Mystery for an Old Photo

Caption Mystery for an Old Photo

Captions written with good intentions to identify a photo often confuse descendants rather than clarify who’s who. On the back of this photo found in Roxanne Turpin’s mother-in-laws things is a cryptic note: “Relative of Grandpa (Grande), I think.”  The person wrote in ball point ink which means it was...Read more
Which Grandmother is It Revisited

Which Grandmother is It Revisited

Three weeks ago I posted about a crayon portrait owned by Joan Klein in Which Grandmother is it?  Joan wrote and said she’s going to use DNA to locate other information and possibly images.  DNA can help you connect to other relatives but it’s a good idea to ask about...Read more
Clues in a Family Gathering

Clues in a Family Gathering

Heidi Thibodeau’s cousin found this image in the papers of her grandmother (Heidi’s great-grand aunt), Bessie Mabel Hodgdon Hoogerzeil. Bessie was born 27 January 1877.  Heidi thinks she might be in this photo. A caption on the reverse states the picture was taken by Sprague and Hathaway, July 6, 1890....Read more