Saturday, October 9, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Ancestor Photographs

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

It's Saturday Night again -
Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

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)?

2)  Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook.  Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog post on this post.

Here's mine (see pedigree chart at

*  Parents (Seaver-Carringer, married 1942) - have lots of photos of them - young, middle-age, older.  I have wedding photos.

*  Paternal grandparents (Seaver-Richmond, married 1900) - have some photos, including a wedding photo.  Have no photo of entire family.

*  Maternal grandparents (Carringer-Auble, married 1918) - have many childhood and young adult photos of my grandfather, Lyle Carringer, but few childhood photos of my grandmother, Emily Auble.

*  Great-grandparents (Seaver-Hildreth, married 1876) - have no good photo of Frank Seaver, have one good photo of Hattie Hildreth.  

*  Great-grandparents (Richmond-White, married 1868) - have several family photos of them as adults with their children.

*  Great-grandparents (Carringer-Smith, married 1887) - have many photos of them as adults, including a wedding photo.  

*  Great-grandparents (Auble-Kemp, married 1898) - have photos of them around 1898 when they married, but few photos after that.

*  Great-great-grandparents (Seaver-Smith, married 1851) have no family photos, but do have a small 1860's Union Cased ambrotype of them as individuals.

*  Great-great-grandparents (Hildreth-Newton, married 1852) - have no photo for Edward Hildreth, have only a family photograph of Sophia (Newton) Hildreth.

)*  Great-great-grandparents (Richmond-Rich, married 1845) - have one family photos of their family.

*  Great-great-grandparents (White-Oatley, married 1848) - have no photos of them or their family.

*  Great-great-grandparents (Carringer-Spangler, married 1851) - have only a family photo of them in about 1900 in front of their home.  

*  Great-great-grandparents (Smith - Vaux, married 1861) - have photographs of each parent, and 1870 time photos of them as a couple and of their children.

*  Great-great-grandparents (Auble - Knapp, married 1844) - have no photos of them or their family.

*  Great-great-grandparents (Kemp-Sovereen, married 1861) - have no photos of them or their family.

*  3rd great-grandparent John Richman (1790-1867) - have a photo of him taken in the 1860s in England.

The oldest photograph I have is probably the Union Case ambrotype of Isaac and Lucretia (Smith) Seaver from about 1863.


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Janice M. Sellers said...

I discovered I have photos of 25 ancestors, which I think is pretty good.

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

I commented on both my side and my husband's side, for a total of 37 ancestors.

ByAPearl said...

This is my contribution.

Steve said...

As I stated in mine I will need to do a part two for my fathers side as I have been focused on my mothers branches...

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's mine. My two oldest photos date from about 1850.