Category : Family Tree

Family Tree / Family Tree - 1 week ago

Identifying a Fur-Clad Family Member

Two weeks ago I deciphered the clues in a mystery wedding. Sandy Eichelberger submitted it. She thought it depicted members of her mother’s family. It’s a three-part challenge. This week, it’s a photo that is a relief from the sweltering summer heat....

Family Tree / Family Tree - 1 week ago

Three Myths About Your Immigrant Ancestors

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, ggbain 09120 America’s great era of immigration ended less than 100 years ago. For the vast majority of US residents, our ancestors came from other countries to find work, freely practice their rel...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 2 weeks ago

Photos of the Revolutionary War Generation

Did you know that’s it’s possible to own a picture of a member of the Revolutionary War generation?  That’s right.  Not the Civil War, but the War of Independence.   It’s true.  I know. For 18 years I’ve worked on a personal project to locate images...

Family Tree / Family Tree - 2 weeks ago

Counting the Clues in a Wedding Photo

Sandy Eichelberger answered our call for unidentified images by sending in three photos. One of them is a group wedding portrait. You may be thinking, an unidentified wedding portrait is unusual. Unfortunately it’s not. I often see abandoned wedding...