Family Photos: Show and Tell Recap – What are Y’all Saying? 3

Family Photos: Show and Tell Recap – What are Y’all Saying?

This month we have been talking about family photos. We have shared what we have and what they mean to us. Photos can be a great starting point for asking questions, telling stories and learning about our ancestors. Having a face to attach to a name is something we all would love to have.

Caroline Cox said:

I love your idea of using photos as a springboard for blog post ides. I’ve been quite lucky in inheriting my Great Aunt’s photo albums, which go back to the 1930s. I post them fairly regularly on my blog.

She shares the link to her blog Caroline’s Chronicles where she shares her family photos.

Dianna Campbell left this comment:

I was the recipient of several old photo albums from my husband’s family and was thrilled to find photos of our great grandfather that first introduced us to his face. But the family reunion photos therein from many years in the 20s led me to other distant cousins whom I reached out to and shard them. This led to memories shared with me and more knowledge of my husband’s early family. The drive to identify all parties involved was fun, and I am enriched beyond measure from what I found. One photo, only identified as Uncle Foesle, of an older good looking fellow, led me thru and entire new branch of the family as I doggedly determined to find out his name and story! I found him!

Thanks Caroline and Diana for sharing your family photos!

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Cheri Hudson Passey

About Cheri Hudson Passey

Cheri Hudson Passey is a Professional Genealogist, Instructor, Writer and Speaker. She is the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC which provides research services as well as instruction and coaching though her Genealogy 1-on-1 classes. Born in South Carolina, Cheri has roots in the state for many generations. Her blog Carolina Girl Genealogy has helped tell the story of these ancestors and her research process. You can contact Cheri by email or by visiting her blog Carolina Girl Genealogy. Cheri Hudson Passey writes the Modus Operandi column for Going In-Depth Magazine.

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3 thoughts on “Family Photos: Show and Tell Recap – What are Y’all Saying?

  • Christine

    Oh NO! I missed the prompt. At the beginning of the year, I created a family history book. I have created so many of them over the years and never kept one. This one was for me. Well, so I thought. I went to Scotland and took it to show my uncle. He asked in a million different ways if I was giving it to him. He already has books I have created for him “But they’re not the same as this one”
    Of course, I left the book for him. It contains memories of his grandparents, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. And this edition contained the stories we all listened to over the years during family get-togethers.
    No problem, I simply ordered another copy when I got back to Canada.
    I took it to show my eldest aunt. It took us over two hours to go through the book. Each photo evoked a memory and I was given insight into personalities and relationships of people no longer here. I was told stories I have never heard before (how can that even be given my mum was the storyteller?) I was helped to understand why people left Scotland, why others stayed and how others ended up where they later called home. What a treat.
    Of course, I left the book with her…..The tears of joy and thankfulness were worth every minute of time it took to put the book together.

    • Cheri Hudson Passey
      Cheri Hudson Passey Post author

      How wonderful! Photos are a great way to get people talking as it brings up so many memories. Remember it’s never too late to post a comment on Geneachat!!
      Thank you, Chris!