Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I HAVE DONE A RAOGK
It was not really random, no was it something that any of us would have done.
During the summer I met my husband at an auction. He had purchased a small chest of drawers and needed my car to transport it. When we went to get the chest we found a box with a few other things that the auctioneer had thrown in as well.
One of the items was a box of family photos and some of them were from the late 1800’s and early 1900. So doing what every other genealogist would do I searched and turned them over to see if they were labeled. A few were and I scanned them and started a blog FOUND AT AN AUCTION.
With the name on the back of one post card, Henry and Calisa Steinke I was able to find a tree and the same old photo on the site. The photo was a copy of a newspaper and not too clear, but I could see it was the same photo. I found the pictures in Western Pennsylvania and the recipient lives in Ohio. It was probably on the western migration of the family.
After a few email to the tree owner I have sent the photo on their way. They were excited to get them, as I and all of you would be. His mother in law was able to find many family members and was really happy to get one of the original pictures of Henry and Calisa. He said he will let me know how the story develops. I can’t wait to hear……..
My hope is someday one of my cousins that I have not met will find me and send me pictures of my great grandparents Thomas Dowd and Bridget Naughton and their children. There is always hope for that one.