Category Archives: Photos

Surname Saturday – Konarski

I was reminded of Surname Saturday and thought I’d give it a try.  I’m going to start out with my own surname, Konarski.  Konarski is a Polish name.  The root “kon” comes from the Polish word for horse, koń.  There … Continue reading

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Victorians Smiling

Victorians Smiling | Retronaut RootsMagic posted this on Facebook, but I had to pass it along.  The web site Retronaut has a set of pictures of people from the Victorian times smiling.  It’s not that people didn’t smile back then, … Continue reading

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NGS 2012 Conference Day 2 #ngs2012

I had another good day at the National Genealogical Society conference today.  Highlights: I spent the morning at a four-hour session called Photo Detecting 101 with Maureen Taylor.  Analyzing old photos is a much bigger topic than can be squeezed … Continue reading

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Age progression and genealogy

Today I read this article (Philadelphia man finds self on missing children’s website – CNN.com) about an adopted man who discovered that he had been a missing child.  He found this out when looking at age progression photos on Missingkids.com.  … Continue reading

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Photo analysis – Casper Schick’s Ash Creek Inn — with footnotes

This is a copy of my post from December 29.  I have added citations to back my assertions as an experiment after reading Michael Hait’s blog posting My last word on GeneaBlogging and the Paradigm Shift.  I will write about what … Continue reading

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Identifying the car at Casper Schick’s Ash Creek Inn

Several days ago I posted my analysis process for the picture of my grandfather in front of the Ash Creek Inn in Fairfield, CT.  I left one part open, though, and that was the model and year of the car.  … Continue reading

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Photo analysis – Casper Schick’s Ash Creek Inn

One of the mystery pictures that has bothered us for a while is one of our grandfather sitting in a car in front of an inn, the Ash Creek Inn run by Casper Schick.  The photo can be seen below.  … Continue reading

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Identifying the location of a picture with city directories and Bing Maps

My sister sent me this photo from the family archives.  It wasn’t labeled, but we figured it was probably our great-grandfather Charles Menegay.  The trick was the figuring out where it was taken.  It was a few years before we … Continue reading

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