Welcome back to a new season of programming for the South Bend Area Genealogical Society! We have many great programs in store for you this season starting with our annual Coffee and Cake Mixer on September 25. Be sure and add the dates and programs below to your calendar. We look forward seeing you, and… Continue reading
Photo provided by Pete Mohney This is cased photograph, a type of photo that we have not yet discussed on this blog. Unfortunately this is a copy of a copy. We would be able to see more if we had the original in hand, but this is such a rare treasure, we can learn… Continue reading A Rare Treasure
This adorable baby looks to be from a well-to-do family. The woman holding her is most likely not her mother. She is looking at the baby and not the camera, and is wearing what appears to be a nurse’s uniform and cap. (If you have an ancestor who was a nurse, further research on the… Continue reading Baby Katheryne; A Wealth of Resources
When I found this postcard, I thought I had an easy one. So many clues! No stamp block this time, but even better, a cancelled stamp. The 1 cent Benjamin Franklin (green, profile, with olive branches) was in use from 1908 to 1922. The post mark is not perfect, but we can plainly see the… Continue reading Allan’s Sister is an Only Child – Another Photo Mystery to Solve!
I have discovered that to identify people in pictures, having a name is not always enough. A date, or place, or even another family member is always helpful. In these pictures, we have the name (Ambrose Jasper Fellows) and location (Hudson, New York) recorded on the back of the photos. We also have some other… Continue reading Ambrose Jasper Fellows Photo Mystery!
If you haven’t perused the free military databases found on the Allen County Public Library website you are missing a wonderful resource for military images, documents, diaries, and records. Visit the free database “Our Military Heritage” by clicking on the link below. Happy searching! Our Military Heritage Our Military Heritage includes images of books, pamphlets,… Continue reading Free Military Databases