Family Photos

I Remember Mama – A Mother’s Day Tribute to My Mother

Posted on May 14, 2017 in Family Memories, Family Photos

In 1948, there was a movie called “I Remember Mama” starring Irene Dunn as Mama. From 1949 to 1957, there was a TV series called “Mama”, based on the movie, starring Peggy Wood as Mama. In these stories, the eldest daughter in this Norwegian family, reminisces about her life with her Mama. This Mother’s Day I remember my Mama or […]

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M. Thomas, Photographer of Thomas Edison’s Favorite Photo

Posted on March 23, 2016 in Family Photos

Last year I participated in the course “Family Photographs: Identifying, Preserving, and Sharing Your Visual Heritage” with instructor Maureen Taylor. The course is part of the great offerings of the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR). One of the topics discussed was the photographer’s mark or logo on the photo. I searched my entire photo collection and only found two photos […]

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Sunday’s Obituary – Thomas P. Noble (1882 – 1934)

Posted on January 11, 2015 in Family Photos, Sundays Obituary

The Mount Carmel Public Library in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania has much of the areas historical newspapers on microfilm. A kind volunteer created an index to the microfilm, which is now online at their website.  If you find your ancestor on the index, you can then request a copy of the obituary for one person for $5.00 or the […]

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(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Mom & Dad on a Date?

Posted on November 5, 2014 in Family Memories, Family Photos

For me, this theme will be used to share my family photos and to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them.   This photo is of my father, William C. Furlani and my mother, Marguerite Noble.  The photo is dated Aug. 22, 1940. This is prior to their marriage in 1941. The location […]

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(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Dad and Aunt Dot

Posted on September 10, 2014 in Family Photos, Wordless Wednesday

For me, this theme will be used to share my family photos and to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them.     The first (top) photo is of my Dad, William C. Furlani and his sister, Dorothy Furlani.  I believe this photo was taken around April of 1914.  In the photo, Dad would […]

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(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Marguerite Gunther

Posted on August 27, 2014 in Family Photos, Wordless Wednesday

For me, this theme will be used to share my family photos and to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. Above is a photo of my great-aunt, Marguerite Gunther and her husband, Frank Olshefski, taken on their wedding day, 31 August 1946 in Ranshaw, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Both are deceased, but Sunday […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Marguerite Noble

Posted on August 20, 2014 in Family Photos

For me, this theme will be used to share my family photos and to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. This is a photo of my mother, Marguerite Noble, age 7, taken c. 1925. Marguerite M. Noble was born on 21 May 1918 in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. She married William C. Furlani […]

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Wordless Wednesday – A First Holy Communion (Revised)

Posted on July 30, 2014 in Family Photos, Wordless Wednesday

I had to revise this post due to some errors in the data that I entered because I was looking at the wrong entry in my database.  I adjusted birth and death dates and estimated date of this photo. I am using this theme primarily to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them.   This […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Roaring Twenties Bikers!

Posted on July 9, 2014 in Family Photos

I am using this theme to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. This photo was unidentified and in the box of photos that my sisters and I inherited from our mother. I am truly wordless about this one. The back of the photo has Lewistown written in pencil. I assume that is […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Celebrating the 4th of July?

Posted on July 2, 2014 in Family Photos

I am using this theme to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them. This photo was unidentified and in the box of photos that my sisters and I inherited from our mother. It seems to be decorated for a holiday. I am presuming Independence Day, July 4th since the shrubs and trees are […]

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