Genealogy – Family Photos

The Tragic Life of Henry E. Weikel, Mt. Carmel Photographer

Posted on February 27, 2015 in Genealogy - Family Photos, Interesting Finds

I am currently participating in the course “Family Photographs: Identifying, Preserving, and Sharing Your Visual Heritage” with instructor Maureen Taylor. Last Saturday, February 21, we had two classes, “Basic Photo Identification and Interpretation” and Fashion Facts and Foibles: Reading Clothing Clues. Both were excellent. Tomorrow our two classes are “Photo Preservation: Caring for Images” and Collaborative Family History: Online Image […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Drinking Buddies

Posted on May 28, 2014 in Family Photos, Genealogy - Family Photos

I am using this theme to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. This is a photo of four men. It was probably taken in a photography studio but there was no imprint on the photo or frame. The photo was pasted into the decorative cardboard frame. I believe my grandfather, Candido (Condy) […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Andrew C. Gunther and Family

Posted on February 12, 2014 in Family Photos, Genealogy - Family Photos

    I am very excited. I just received this lovely photo from my cousin, Lynne Maminski. This is a photo of the family of my great-grandfather, Andrew Gunther, whom I just highlighted in my post “52 Ancestors: #6 Andreas C. Gunther.” It can be viewed at http://www.oldbonesgenealogy.com/52-ancestors-6-andreas-c-gunther/. From my research, Andrew and Eva had eight children. There are only […]

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Military Monday – A Search for WWII Service Records

My dad, William Condy Furlani, served in World War II. After his death in 1989, I did not discover any military records among his belongings. I first found his enlistment record on Ancestry.com. He enlisted on 20 December 1943, on my 11 month birthday (that opens a whole new set of questions…). This record provided me his service number, which […]

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Tombstone Tuesday – Edward Noble

Posted on January 22, 2013 in Genealogy - Family Photos, Interesting Finds

I am very excited I that I finally found the gravesite of my 2nd Great-grandfather, Edward Noble on findagrave.com complete with photo. The problem is that the tombstone is very hard to read.  He is buried in Saint Mary’s RC Cemetery in Mount Carmel, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania. Edward was born about 1826/7 in Ireland. He very likely immigrated to England […]

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Three Brothers from the Tyrol

I was just reading something about the myths and legends that exist in genealogy and it reminded me of the story of the three brothers. There is a common folklore that tells of three brothers who emigrated from the Old Country. One stayed in the New World base, where they landed, one went west, and the other south. The brothers, […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Four Cute Kids!

I am using this theme to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. This photo is one of my unknowns. I think this group of children are from my mother’s side of the family and, may be Gunthers, Meisbergers, McGinns or Nobles. I do not know when this was taken but, most likely […]

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Wordless Wednesday – William Furlani, Teacher

Posted on September 19, 2012 in Family Photos, Genealogy - Family Photos

I am using this theme to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. This is a photo of my Dad’s first class. My father, William Furlani, was a school teacher for 35 years. He started teaching around 1944 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland Co., PA. We moved to Essington, Delaware Co., PA in 1947/8, […]

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Tombstone Tuesday – Bonaventura Bianchi and Mary Bunt

Posted on September 11, 2012 in Family Photos, Genealogy - Family Photos

This is a photo of the monument over the graves of my great-grandparents, Bonaventura Bianchi and Mary Bunt in St. Peters Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  This cemetery is lovely.  It sits half-way up the side of a mountain and overlooks the valley below.  It is small enough to walk around in a couple of hours and is well-maintained.  […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Lorraine and William Noble

Posted on September 5, 2012 in Family Photos, Genealogy - Family Photos

I am using this theme to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them.   This is a photo of my maternal grandparents.  My grandfather, William J. Noble (1896 – 1945), and grandmother, Lorraine Gunther Noble (1897 – 1977), were married in 1917 in Elkton, Cecil county, Maryland, although they lived in Northumberland County, […]

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