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  • Kansas Glass Negatives

    Aug 23

    Finding the lost and forgotten photos is great. There could be untold treasures in such a find. Located at the Fort Hayes State University in Kansas is such a collection. However, these are not ordinary photos but rather glass plates negatives. They were from the William R. Gray Studio in St. John, Stafford County, Kansas. What makes these even bet...

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  • Minneapolis, Minnesota 1940s Photos

    Aug 5

    It is so great to discover a treasure, in this case hundreds of photos / negatives of people, places and events in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the 1940s. The family of photographer John Glanton found a treasure trove of images from the Twin Cities of the late 1940s, particularly the African-American community and other people and events (such as para...

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  • Adding Color to Black-White Photos

    Aug 3

    What did your ancestors look like in color?? We are so familiar with color photos for recent decades and yet we love having any photos available of our ancestors from the 1950s and earlier, even if they are black and white or with a sepia tone. Imagine now seeing those same vintage B/W photos colorized.  Start by clicking on this free and easy to...

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  • Biographies and Postcards from Hometown States

    Jul 31

    The Genealogy Hound online site as a collection of biographies from ten different states. overall there are 27,000 online biographies of people from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee between the 1870s to 1920s. If you have any ancestors from those states during those years you will want ...

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  • Flickr- Photos & Ephemera

    Jul 25

    The online site of Flickr is a photo sharing site. It has many current images but also many vintage photos, some you may have never seen before. When you know an ancestor's hometown, you can use Flickr to see what images of that ancestral hometown might be available. There could be postcards, photos, advertisements, maps, brochures, letters, etc. ...

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  • Photos – You Didn’t Think to Look Here??

    May 23

    Photographic images of our ancestors are priceless. They really provide some insight to the relative, not just a name and date. Seeing how they dressed, if they were holding any special object such as book, who else was in the photo, whether it was taken in a studio or outside their home or business ... all which gives a little more details about t...

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  • Sticky Backs and Photo Booth

    Feb 19

      It is the early 20th century and in England a fellow named Spiro Grossi, from Brighton, England, was a young man in his 20s whose occupation was that of a 'Photographic Printer' in Liverpool. He then moved to Manchester, where Grossi operated two photographic studios, one at 5 Marsden Square, the other at 84 Market Street. He developed th...

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  • Posters Illustrate Around 1900 America

    Jan 23

    The New York Public Library has a large collection of posters now made digital on their site. There are some 2,027 scanned posters that were once used in magazines, newspapers, exhibitions, book covers, calendars, covering at the end of the 1890s, into the beginning of the 20th century. What a wonderful array of styles, fashions, public interests, ...

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  • FamilySearch – Digitized

    Nov 15

    Newest item added to help in research on FamilySearch.org is called "Thumbnail Gallery" and it is available free to the public. This feature has both the indexed data and the image together. This feature is available only with indexed records. It allows the searcher to navigate to other images within the collection by clicking on next or just goi...

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  • Photos of America – 1935-1945

    Oct 25

    Eighty years ago, 1935, America was still in the Great Depression era. Ten years later, 1945, the country was just coming out the second World War. Such tragedies for many of your ancestors to suffer through. Yale University along with the Library of Congress have put together over 170,000 photos and made them digital producing the site Photogr...

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