Family Stories and Old Photographs Posted by Maureen

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 event.

Mikael Hammerman of Sweden sent in a beautiful family photo of a woman and a girl participating in an ordinary activity.

Can an Old Mystery Photo Prove a Passed-Down Family Tale? Posted by Maureen

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, but they also can be used as proof of a genealogical event.

Mikael Hammerman of Sweden sent me a beautiful family photo of a woman and a girl participating in an ordinary activity.

3 Translation Tips for Foreign-Language Captions on Old Photos Posted by Maureen

Ann Sandler's mother-in-law left behind a mystery photo.

The family doesn't know who's in the photo and they can't read the caption on the back. It's in a language they don't recognize.

Many immigrant families brought with them images of family and friends they'd left behind. Without the translation, the details in this picture and in the family history don't add up.

Old Family Photos of Women in the Workforce Posted by Maureen

Jeanine Black saw the post How to Learn About Working Women in Old Photos and sent me two images of women in her family. It's a fitting end to Women's History Month.

In about 1909, her 15-year-old paternal grandmother, Louse (first on the left) worked in a Brockton, Mass., shoe factory. Louse's mother, Louise, is the first woman on the right.

Here they are again. I'm enamored of this photo. It's a layered puzzle with many clues.

In the first column I examined the clothing details and asked for additional information. In the second, we considered the other couples in the family that married in the 1880s.

William Davis supplied background for the couples and their families.

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