Family Stories and Old Photographs

Family Stories and Old Photographs

Don’t you love a good story?  I do. As genealogists we’re trained to listen to the tales told at family gatherings and sort fiction from fact.  Pictures not only come with their own set of stories linked to the image but they can be used as proof of a genealogical...Read more
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