Dating Old Family Photos: Clues Under the Christmas Tree

Dating Old Family Photos: Clues Under the Christmas Tree

There are heaps of clues in this charming old picture of two children admiring their Christmas tree. It’s an image from the Library of Congress, whose cataloging record dates it to between 1910 and 1935. That’s a pretty big 25-year time frame.  Can you spot the clues in this picture?...Read more
Old-Photo Problem Solving: A Man Named "Christmas"

Old-Photo Problem Solving: A Man Named "Christmas"

Genealogists groan when they find a Smith, Brown or Taylor (don’t I know it!) on their family trees. Common-name woes abound, but what about a name that triggers too many search results for a different reason: It’s also a holiday. Take the surname Christmas, for instance. In searching for holiday-themed...Read more