Family Photos – Show and Tell 6

Family photos, who doesn’t love them? If we are lucky, we can find the pictures of loved ones far back in our family tree. This month is all about sharing. In a blog post or comment tell us about the photos you have collected as you have researched your family tree.

Here are some questions to help you come up with ideas to write about:

  • How old is the oldest photo you have been able to find?
  • What is the oldest generation you have a photo for? Grandparents, great grandparents or further back?
  • What age is oldest person in the photos you have collected.
  • If you could find a photo of a specific ancestor, who would it be?
  • Do you have any mystery photos you are trying to identify the people or persons in?
  • What is your favorite photo?
  • The funniest?
  • The saddest?
  • How many generations can you find in one photo?
  • Who do you wish you had a photo of?
  • What have you done to preserve the photos you have?

These are some of my posts about my photos:

Mother-Photos Through the Generations” is a tribute to motherhood using some of the photos I have of mothers and children.

For those of you who tune into GenFriends, a weekly genealogy talk show from The In-Depth Genealogist, the photo used at the start of the show is of my grandmother and her best friend. It is one of my favorite photos. Their love and friendship lasted through their lives and my post “Azile and Marguerite” is in honor of that friendship.

My family is a pet loving one! This post "Dog Days of Summer-Did Your Ancestor Own Peets” has photos from several generations posed with the animals they loved and cared for.

Here’s a mystery photo from my grandmother’s photobook. Do you know who this “Mystery Girl” is?

A Time to Morn” is one of my saddest photos. My great grandmother is visiting the graves of her mother and her son.

My earliest born person with a photo is my 3rd great grandfather Alpheus J. Baker. He was born in 1824.
The post “Oldest Subscriber, Good Old Friend, Aged Servant of God” includes his picture and some newspaper articles about his life.

I have been blessed to be able to locate many family photos. They have been scanned, labeled and placed in protective sheets. Sharing them on my blog and telling their stories is another way to help preserve and make sure future generations can see them.
Now it’s your turn. Have you been able to locate photos of your ancestors? How many do you have to represent the questions asked above? Share with us by leaving a link to a blog post, or a comment about your finds. We would love to see your family history pictures!

Remember that links to your posts and the comments you leave will be part of the Family Photos Recap at the end the month.

Can’t wait to hear what y’all have to say!

Thanks for GeneaChatting!


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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