Archive for September, 2012

Solve this Mystery Monday – unknown subject of a photo – decipher the writing

Posted by Jim Sanders on Monday, 10 September, 2012

This is another photo which comes from a 19th century photo album I acquired. The mystery I’ve been unable to solve is who is this woman. This photo is a little unique in the album in that it has some writing on the back of the photo. Unfortunately the writing is is faded and unreadable in parts that I can’t tell what it says. Perhaps a reader of this blog will be able to solve this mystery.

Sanders - Fryher Photo Genealogy - New Britain, Connecticut - image 52 front

Sanders - Fryher Photo Genealogy - New Britain, Connecticut - image 52 back

One of our prior series of blog posts went through how I was able to identify some of the photos within the 19th century photo you can read about that here. Photo Genealogy at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

A couple Sundays ago, I reviewed one of the books which was instrumental in helping me how to identify old photos. Read about that here Sunday Morning Book Review – Unlocking the Secrets in Old Photographs by Karen Frisch-Ripley.

Sunday Book Review – Children of the Civil War by Candice F. Ransom

Posted by Jim Sanders on Sunday, 9 September, 2012

This week’s Sunday morning book review is a book called “Children of the Civil War” It was written by Candice F. Ransom and published in 1998 by Carolrhoda Books, Inc. It is not a genealogical publication but depicts the life and times of children during the civil war period.

The book itself is geared towards grade school, perhaps somewhere between 4th and 8th grade. Although the book is geared towards grade school pupils, I found it an interesting read. The book is short but filled with interesting facts and photos. John Clem, a young drummer boy joined the Union Army at age 11. You can see a photo of him and read about what happened to him during a battle in Tennessee.

A great way to introduce the younger generation to family members, who fought during the civil war, would be to sit down with them and read through the book together. At the end of the book is a craft to create a secret code wheel.


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Follow Friday – Steve’s Genealogy Blog

Posted by Jim Sanders on Friday, 7 September, 2012

Steve’s Genealogy Blog ia a blog I’ve been following for quite some time. It has received a number of awards including being named in the top 40 Best Genealogy Blogs by Family Tree Magazine. The blog posts started in April 2006 and there have been regular posts right up until June 2012. There have not been any recent posts, so I hope everything is all right with the blog owner.

In the past there have been many topics discussed on Steve’s Blog, from military to the census to city directories. There are hundreds of past blog posts and perhaps even more. I still find some archived articles which I haven’t read and which are very useful.

Wordless Wednesday = Sanders – Fryher Photo Album – Image 32

Posted by Jim Sanders on Wednesday, 5 September, 2012

This photo comes from a 19th century Sanders & Fryher Photo album. If you can identify the date, age of the individual or who the person is, please post a remark about it.

Sanders - Fryher Photo Genealogy - New Britain, Connecticut - image 32


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