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Ancestral Photos

Are you ever challenged to look at your genealogical data from a different viewpoint? For me, participating in Randy Seaver’s “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun” blogging prompts is that challenge. Each week he posts an assignment or challenge.

This week’s assignment:

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):
1)  How many ancestors do you have photographs of?  What is your oldest ancestor photo (the year it was taken)?

To figure out the answer to this challenge, I decided to ‘print’ a pedigree chart for each of my grandparents. I configured these charts to display the primary photos I have assigned to each person.

Leon Crawford – 8 Pictures
Winnie Letha Currey Crawford – 3 Pictures
Edward Osmund Briles – 5 Pictures
Pauline Edith Mentzer Briles – 5 Pictures

Thus, I have pictures for 21 of my ancestors. The oldest pictures are for Nelson Crawford and Zebulon Foster. Both of these pictures are photocopies from a Warren County Indiana book.

Completing this task has also reminded me to keep on the lookout for other pictures of my ancestors.