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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Show & Tell Friday: Heritage Album

My thanks to Cindy at My Romantic Home for hosting Show and Tell Friday.....please visit all the participants in this event.

This is an old photo album that was given to me by my late mother-in-law that had belonged to her Grandmother Campbell.
I wasn't into family genealogy then as I am now, but loved the old album and all the history behind it. Since that time, family genealogy has become very important and almost an obsession. I've been able to trace many of my hubby's family members back to the original settlers in the on the Mayflower and another a year later in 1621; and many more from the late 1620's on.

As you can see, this album went through a lot, including a fire and water damage.
This is the inscription in the album.....check the date, Feb. 1906.
This Lizzie would be my hubby's maternal grandfather's half sister.

These are some of the photos that are in the book.
I don't know who they are except there are a few who resemble recently living family members that we know....I guess I'm in for a lot of research.
Thanks for visiting me and as always, your comments are greatly appreciated!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a beautiful album - thanks for sharing with us.

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

Beautiful album. I do genealogy research all the time and would love to have something like this from my family. Very special! Blessings!

Jeanne said...

Genealogy if a fun project. Enjoy the old photos.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hi Lenore, This album is a treasure! I agree, we do have lots in common. I scrolled down through just a few of your posts and saw several shared interests besides genealogy. I grow orchids too. And I have the same pair of silver candle sticks. Even our names begin with the same letter:)

Love the cute pouty little girl in you profile pic. I am guessing that is you. Sweet!

Thanks for stopping by my blog for Show & Tell Friday and for leaving your comment.

Kindly, ldh

Gee said...

Wow, what a great treasure. Im sure its means so much to you and thanks for sharing.

Nany said...

no comments....I'm astonished..what a treasure

Hootin' Anni said...

This show n tell just leaves me speechless. Super!!!!!

My Show n Tell is another craft project I just finished this week. You can find it here at this link

Have a glorious weekend.

Globetrotting Gamine said...

It must be fate that I landed on your site! That's a beautiful family heirloom. You are very fortunate to trace your family back to the 1600s. You wouldn't happen to know of anyway you can trace family trees from Greece and Egypt, would you??

Any help you can give would be much appreciated!

Much Love,


Michelle said...

I think your album is wonderful! Stop by for a visit soon!

Sue said...

Oh, what a great treasure! I have one that belonged to my step-dad's family. It is around 100 years old and contained some tin types even!
Thank you for sharing!

Blue Creek Home said...

How special to have this beautiful album full of memories.

RobinfromCA said...

What a fantastic old photo album - made even better by the fact that it actually belongs in your family! Family history research is a never ending puzzle but so rewarding - best of luck to you!


Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

How wonderful to have something you can treasure forever!!

I've been scanning all our old photos and saving them on a disk. Hopefully I can give each one of our children one and they will treasure them.

Have a great day!!

Tina said...

Oh - Love your album.
It´s so beautiful and fantastic - thanks for sharing.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

What a beautiful album and such a treasure of family history!! You are fortunate to have it! Thanks for sharing it with us all!

Salmagundi said...

That is just beautiful, and such a treasure. Hold on to it tight!!! Sally

Love Bears All Things said...

Those photos are in great shape. A shame no names were included. We are all guilty of not writing the names on the backs of our photos. We never imagine that someday we'll not remember who the people are. I hope you're able to discover their names in your research.
Mama Bear

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lenore...

Ohhh my goodness...what a fabulous family heirloom! I've never seen a photo album that old and the cover is absolutely ornate! Sounds like you've been having lots of fun tracing family heritages! Don't you just love those old, old family photos? All of my husband's family photos recently came into our possesion...we literally have hundreds of those old photos...many dating back into the 1800's! We are in the process of scanning them and getting them onto the computer right now. The sad thing many of the photos aren't labeled so we have no idea who they are!

Well my friend, thank you so much for sharing this fabulous family album with us today...what a treat!!! And thank you so much for coming by my place for a visit and leaving me such a sweet note...sure do appreciate it!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Susan B said...

A lovely photo album. I enjoy old family photos. It's wonderful you've been able to trace your husband's family back so far. Thank you so much for sharing the album.

Cottage In The Sun said...

What a beautiful album! I have so many photos that no one knows who they are...

Cindy said...

That is so great that you have that! I sure wish my family passed down old photos! Thanks for joining in on Show and Tell!

June said...

How blessed you are Lenore to have such a treasure as this. I love genealogy as well, but my mom is obsessed! Thank you for sharing such an heirloom.

Mrs.T said...

What a beautiful album! The pictures are so interesting too. Enjoy finding out more about the people in the photos!

Thanks for sharing this treasure and for stopping by my kitchen table, too.

God bless,

Brenda Pruitt said...

How wonderful that you have this precious book of memories in your possession! I don't know most of my family, so this would be wonderful thing to have.

Anonymous said...

How absolutely precious this is. Such memories and stories and love and life
Hugs June xxx