Tuesday, February 19, 2019

WEATHER ALERT -- Tomorrow, Wednesday February 20th, we will be closing at 4:00 and the BU Genealogy group will not meet as originally scheduled. Curse these wintry mixes!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Link to a post about Photos of Ancestors

If you have a subscription to Genealogy Bank, you may have received their recent newsletter. Here is a link to a piece by Gena Philibert-Ortega about three free websites where you can look for ancestor photos. I had heard of "Dead Fred" (I love the name!) but was not familiar with "Ancient Faces." Has anyone had any luck with either of them? If so, let us know below. (It seems like a long shot, but stranger things have happened, right?)


 Case in point: Here is a photo of my great-Uncle Ray (a sweet, painfully shy man and life-long bachelor) with a young woman named Edna Simpson. I stumbled upon this photo on Family Search and contacted the man who posted it. It turns out Edna was his grandmother. Apparently Raymond was her beau, but a year or two later she was married to another man. Edna's grandson also told me that he has a heart-shaped locket that had belonged to her, and inside is a picture of my Uncle Ray! The details of the story, we are left to imagine.