My last post was about the new functionality for viewing and linking family members in the FamilySearch.org website. Now I am calling on family members everywhere to please help me out in identifying some of these old photos.
The largest number of photos that I need help with are found in my Merritt/Moore album. These photos were scanned by my mother and were in a collection of photographs that belonged to her grandmother, Esther (MOORE) MERRITT.
My grandmother has been at a disadvantage because when she was young, her parents moved to Alfred, New York, due to her father taking a professorship at the University there. She does remember meeting a large number of relatives on family trips back to Ohio. After so many years of not seeing people, I am sure it is difficult to remember everyone she met on those Ohio trips. There are some people she talks specifically about though the number is not many. The people I have been finding documentation on lately tend to be the ones she does not recall that much about them.
In a previous post, I talked about the logging camp photos which are located in Logging Camp Album 1, Logging Camp Album 2, and Logging Camp Album 3. These logging camps were in the Tioga (Pennsylvania) area. From the age of Fred and Constant BAILEY, I am guessing the time period is in the 1890’s to early 1900’s.
My great-great-grandfather Rev. Herb Milligan did a great job at keeping family records as well as holding family reunions. Most of the earlier family reunion photos my grandfather and his cousins identified for me when he took a trip in the mid-1990’s to Maine and Massachusetts.
Since then, several pictures have been sent to me that were taken in the 1960’s. I had not been in contact with my grandfather’s cousins until the advent of email in the mid-to-late 1990’s. I have yet to meet any of these people.
Anyone that can help with these pictures that I have in these albums (in addition to the ones listed earlier) I would really appreciate it. Here are the links for the photos in Album 1, Album 2, and Album 3.
Even if you cannot help me out, please enjoy looking at the photos. It has been a lot of fun going through them and being able to link people within each picture. I feel that much closer to these relatives that have gone before me.