Friday, February 24, 2012

Who Do You Think You Look Like?

I've been thinking lately about all these photographs that we genealogists treasure. It's wonderful to see what Great-Great-Grandad looked liked like. It's amazing to see how much we look like Great-Great-Grandad. When I look at my collection of photographs, I get a sense of the reality of the people who came before me.

We're so lucky to have these photos. I think we're among the first of the generations to be able to look back at pictures of people who were dead long before we were born. Before now, you could only do this if you came from a family that was rich enough or had enough foresight to have portraits painted.

5 comments:

  1. Funny, I was just thinking about this earlier today. I can see parts of my great-grandparents in my children. I agree, we are very lucky to have photographs and be able to say that!

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  2. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
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  3. I just found your blog through Geneabloggers. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family.

    Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

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  4. Welcome to the blogging community! Iike the name of your blog. I too was an X Files fan. And yes we are very lucky to have pictures.

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  5. Welcome to Geneabloggers, love the name, very fun!

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