This wonderful but unlabeled family photo remained a mystery for years. We had a good idea who the children were, but were unsure who the older man was and whose house they were at. With a bit of online research I was able to pin down who and where this photo is. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
First I looked for clues in the photo. The house number is 201. Guessing these small children are my grandpa's older siblings I decided to check census records for family members living at a 201 address.
I found their grandparents in 1910 living at 201 Catherine St. in Salt Lake City. Mystery solved! This is my 2x great grandpa William W. Cluff at his home in SLC circa 1907 with his grandchildren Emery and Blanche Eldredge.
Spending time with my family in England was also an opportunity to fall into the rabbit hole of our #genealogy and family history! I made the acquaintance of some of my ancestors: meet Mary Rose Newell, known as Minnie as per the family tradition of being christened one set of names and being known by another, pictured here on her honeymoon in 1881. Going back a couple more generations is Captain David Rae Newell, my predecessor who travelled to China with the East India Company in the 1830s! In the more recent generations, Henry Prothero Newell was an Australian Royal Airforce pilot who enlisted in the Second World War from Melbourne... I love all these little coincidences and to think about ancestors passing ahead of me on these travels. My aunt Gillian has been filling out an incredibly detailed family tree reaching all the way back to the 16th century -- our great-cousin Dorothy seems to have researched our family back to 1390, but I will have to read her wonderful scrapbook before I can work out how reliable that claim is 😂
Check out our guide for tips on accessing and using Social Security Administration records in your #genealogy and #familyhistory research. www.legacytree.com/blog/using-social-security-administration-records-genealogy
It’s a little difficult to see, but this is an occupation listed on a census for one of my first customer’s ancestors. It reads “proprietor, pickle factory” 😂 One of my favorite things about research is finding these little gems that really hint at what life was like.
"The image of Anna is from the World War I period. Her hairstyle was popular in circa 1916. Women piled their hair towards their forehead in a reverse bun. Square yoked dresses were popular then as well. She was born in 1879, so this ID fits the time frame of the image." - Maureen A. Taylor⠀