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10 Comments CherryPie on May 17th 2013

10 Responses to “A Family History Mystery”

  1. Chrysalis says:

    Oh, what a fantastic family photo! That’s golden stuff, C.

    And the clothes! I’m gonna guess, considering the downturned hats, the lengths of the skirts, the shoes, one brave woman with bare arms and bobbed hair…somewhere between 1920 and 1925, closer to 1920?

    I adore that era, one of the greatest times for artistic expression in history:)

    How sad about your great-grandparents, though, C. But you are on the case, so I’m sure you’ll figure all out :)

    So you too?

    I’m glad you’re a critical thinker – sometimes people will throw up a branch of the tree that is questionable :/

    I have been researching for my daughter. I recently discovered there were both union and confederate soldiers in my family, as well as her father’s. Which means, of course, our families fought themselves, as well as each other. What a shocker ;)

    Most interesting was discovering that all branches of her family, both families, have been in America since at least 1760 – unusual for us “simple bred folk” :)

    • CherryPie says:

      The year was 1926 so you were close :-)

      No I am not on and I haven’t done any research for a couple of years. I must have another look at it.

      You certainly find out some interesting stuff whilst digging around in your family archives. Some of it good and some of it not so good!

  2. CalumCarr says:

    Hi CP

    Sent email but don’t know if address correct. Should just have left info here.

    I have subscription to Ancestry Worldwide. If there’s anything you want me to look up let me know. Also I’ve got the entire 1881 UK census on disc – cost about £6 (six pounds from Mormons in USA). It’s a bit of a pain to run. I have used it but not for a couple of years. Again, let me know if there’s anything in that Census you need.

  3. What a lovely photo.

  4. He he… The flapper fashion is back again! ;)
    You better get all your bling bling out.

  5. Bernard says:

    1926. Well, excellent quality photograph for the year. I guess it was taken on a full plate camera with the instruction to “Keep still for five seconds” !
    My old family pictures from 1926 were all from Kodak ‘Brownies’ or similar box camera. Actually, I must investigate when the Brownie was first on the market.
    I do remember my Dad telling me that films/developing/printing was a bit expensive and not many people could afford it.
    Really nice picture. :)
    Cheers…. B

    • CherryPie says:

      Thanks for the technical info :-) I have more photos of the occasion and they seem to have been able to keep still for the photos.

      I did do a little adjustment after I scanned the photo, to take away the imperfections in the photo quality.

      Glad yo like the photo :-)