Treasure Chest Thursday - Old Family Photos
The New England Historic Genealogical Society's weekly newsletter includes a survey. This weeks question was regarding how many generations back (starting with parents) do you have photographs, portraits, or other visual images of at least one person in your direct line?
My answer is 3nd great-grandparents. This is one of those things that I never really thought much about but sure am glad I took the time to day to gather this information.
Like most of you, I have pictures of both of my parents and all four of my grandparents.
I also have pictures of all of my 8 great-grandparents and 11 of my 16 gg grandparents and 8 of my 32 great great great grandparents
There are people with more photos but this seems like it might be better than average numbers.
Great Great Grandparents
1831 - 1920
Flavious Millsap and Anna Woodmanseen Millsap
1832 -1910 1841 -1904
John Henry Coleman and Alta Cheuvront Coleman with children
1839 -1922 1848 - 1937
Dwight Henry Day and Betsy Anderson Day
1829 - 1913 1838 - 1938
1842 - 1924
Patrick Gallaher/Gallagher and Joanna Riordan Gallaher/Gallagher
1838 -1898 1833 - 1902
Great great great grandparents
1797 - 1885
James White Woodmansee and Rachel Hanner Woodmansee
1817 - 1898 1819 - 1889
Elic ( Alexander ) Coleman and Mary Beiler Coleman
1812 -1896 1813 - 1904
1811 - 1908
That is what I have found so far of my ancestors thanks to my family, exended family I have found on the internet and thanks to http://www.ancestry.com/ and all those who freely share their photos.
How about you? How far are you able to go back with family photos? Thanks for stopping by... Hope that you will take a moment and look at some of my past postings on my family. Because of this blog I have found new family members.