Saturday, October 3, 2009

Grandma's Photo Album ~One of My Mystery Ladies!

Carte de Visite ~ Unknown woman, late 1890's.
Photographer:  J. M. WINN, Photographer, Ottumwa, Iowa.
SOURCE: Image copyright  ©  Personal collection.

She could be a GATES or HULL; a MILLER or BEEGHLY.

Many years ago my paternal Grandmother, Ada May GATES, gave my parents a very old photo album.
From what I can determine now, it was from sometime between 1860 and 1900. The album has a metal clasp to keep it closed and looks somewhat like a small bible.

There are 19 tinypes and 9 carte de visite. Not a single one has the name of the person on it!

Let's identify our photos for our descendants!


Here's a place to do a search for your "dead freds" - great site - fun and informative.

Dig Up Your Relatives at - The Original Genealogy Photo Archive

I'm not an expert!

I'm not an expert genealogist. However, I've found some useful links that have helped me researching my ancestors. Here are a couple - Canada Census Records

The Canada 1851/1852 Census Records which is where I found my Mother's great grandparents: John JOHNSTON born 1799 in Ireland and his wife Catherine RUTLEDGE born in 1803 Ireland.

One article I found on the net indicated that a large portion of the 1851/1852 Census was lost and/or destroyed. Considering that I consider this a special find.

This is a fun one! DeadFred Tin type and vintage photos; search for last names; etc.


Thought I'd start with one of my favorite sites - Such a great way to lend a hand fun for all ages. OK Go fill up a bowl.
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