Monthly Archives: August 2018

52 Ancestors: Three Brothers from the Tyrol, a Family Legend

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

The Church of Saint George or Chiesa San Giorgio in Vigolo Vattaro

I remembered reading about the myths and legends that exist in genealogy, and it reminded me of the story of the three brothers. There is 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, of course, usually […]

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52 Ancestors: Identifying My Oldest Photo

Posted by: Eileen A. Souza

Andrew Gunther and Eva Meisberger photo by M. Thomas, Shamokin, Pa., ca. 1884. Original photo in possession of the author.

For this week’s theme “oldest,” I am featuring my oldest photograph. The photo was included in the box of photos that my sisters and I inherited from our parents. This photograph was taken by a professional photographer named M. Thomas in Shamokin, Pa. (Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania). Initially, this is all that I knew about it. First, I researched the […]

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