Category Archives: Photos

Yesterday was one of the most AWESOME days EVER in my family history world.

Posted on by 4 comments

Wanna know why? First, I received the DNA kit in the mail from Ancestry.com, got Mom to do her spitting in the tube, and got it back in the mail! Can’t wait to see how her results compare to mine. Then, I received a disc in the mail with a lot of genealogy information on it from my 3rd cousin, Jim Dawson.

This jewel of a picture was among the documents.

Kenady Wade Ball Family Photo

Kenady Wade Ball Family Photo

Standing, left to right: Samuel Hartwell “Bye” Ball, Venetia Juanita “Nyta” (Ball) Barrow. Sitting, left to right: James David “Dave” Ball, Kenady Wade Ball, Venetia Clarissa (Smith) Ball. Child in the lap of Kenady is Mamie Hoskins (Ball) Destree, and the child standing is Henrie Venetia (Ball) Payne, both are daughters of John Franklin Ball, son of Kenady and Venetia Ball.

Since 2007, I have been hoping to find a picture of Kenady Wade Ball, my 2nd-great grandfather. I had pictures of his wife Venetia when she was older, but none of her at this age. It’s also really cool that my great-grandfather, Bye Ball is in the photo as well.

I wish I had a nickel for every person that told me there probably wasn’t a picture of him.

I say, “Never give up!”

You just don’t know what all of your cousins have information out there, and what they have.

P.S. I thought this blog post was already posted, but it never did, I found it in the drafts. So, it should have posted on the 22nd, which is why the post is dated like it is, but just posted today.  April 21st was actually the best day ever for my family history! :)

Painting Vintage Photos

Posted on by 2 comments

I found a tutorial over at DesignerDigitals.com  for painting vintage photos.  It was surprisingly much easier than I thought, and now I’m hooked on it.  I can’t believe the difference it makes on the old photos.

This is my great grandmother Mollie Davis Harris, whom everyone called Big Momma.  I don’t know what color her eyes were, but I gave her blue eyes like my grandmother.

These next two pictures, I wouldn’t really classify them as vintage, since they are both photos of living people, and they would probably have a thing or two to say to me if I ever, in any way referred to them as vintage, cause their not.  Just sayin’.

This is cousin Robert Cowan as a young man.  Love the jacket.  Do those ever go out of style??

Last but not least, because I had so much fun doing this one, here is cousin Nedra Harris Turney as a baby. What a cutie pie!

So drag out those old photos, and give em’ a re-do in Photoshop. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the results!

Category: Photos | Tags: , , , ,

Saving pictures from Ancestry.com Trees

Posted on by 3 comments

Jane Thompson AKA Gordon

Name: Jane Thompson AKA Gordon
Arrested for: Thief
Arrested at: North Shields Police Station
Arrested on: 13th July 1904 Tyne and Wear Archives
ref: DX1388-1-35-Jane Thompson AKA Gordon
These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives (TWA ref DX1388/1).  Image available on Flickr.

I thought it appropriate to start this post off with a vintage mug shot from 1904.  This poor lady, I have no idea if she was actually found guilty.   So if any of her descendants come across this picture, my apologies.

A distant cousin of mine recently confided in me that it had been brought to her attention that her pictures were being saved from her tree on ancestry.com to a certain person’s (thief) personal computer and then uploaded to that certain person’s (thief) ancestry.com tree as though the picture had generated from them(thief) in the first place.  She went to this certain person’s (thief) tree and counted no less that 96 of her pictures being done this way.

She (my cousin) wanted my opinion on how she should handle the situation and what I felt was the appropriate way to save photos.  It’s my opinion, if someone (my cousin) was kind enough to upload the picture in the first place to share, then the certain person (thief) that saved the picture to their computer, should have appropriately attached the original picture from her (cousin) tree to theirs (thief), and then saved it.  Leaving the link to the original picture.

I wonder if this certain person (thief) realizes that when you save a picture from someone’s tree – it tells them (my cousin).  Then when the certain person (thief) uploads the pictures to their tree, it sends the person that originally had the picture (my cousin) a shaky leaf, indicating a new picture has been found!  Really??  New?? Not so much…..

She emailed the certain person (thief), and got no response.  So she contacted Ancestry, and this was there response.

Thank you for your response. We appreciate your feedback and are committed to providing excellent customer service.
The following excerpt from our Community Guidelines within our Terms and Conditions is in reference to the agreement between the submitter of content and Ancestry.com
Important Note: Any information you post in our community is public and can be copied, modified and distributed by others. By submitting or posting content in our community, you expressly grant Ancestry.com Operations Inc. the rights set forth in the terms and conditions.”
We sincerely regret your frustration in this matter. Unfortunately, we have reviewed your request and have determined that this member has not violated our Terms and Conditions.  We will not intervene in this case. 

Shortly after this, the certain person (no longer a thief) did delete the pictures from their tree.

People, even though that is the policy of Ancestry, please be considerate of the source of the photos you are saving.  It’s ok to save them.  Just make sure if you are going to add them to your tree, give credit where credit is due.  You may be causing them to lose contact with another potential cousin.  Why not leave it on their tree, attach it to your tree, and then you both can have contact with the potential cousin.

Am I the only one that feels this way??  Please give me feedback on this, I would really like to hear some opinions on the matter.

In the meantime, after I get some health issues taken care of for my parents, I’m going to go back through my tree and make sure I have properly credited all my pictures to the person I scanned them from.  It’s possible as a newbie, I wasn’t so good at that.  I do know however, exactly who gave me what photo.  I kept very good records of that.  So many of the pictures I have, cousins let me scan and some are pictures I took, of pictures hanging on people’s walls, so I will know if those came from me, because no else has had access to those.  I’m curious to know if this has happened to any of my pictures.

Which brings another thought to mind, does anyone know how to properly Cite a scanned copy of a photo in Family Tree Maker??

Oh, and Jane Thompson aka Gordon, I am truly sorry to drag you into this matter.  I just thought it would be a really cool way to show people your awesome mug shot from over a hundred years ago, and I hope you weren’t found guilty and thrown in prison, and please note, I properly credited your picture.  Thank you, thank  you very much.

Susie

Mr. and Mrs. Ives

Posted on by 0 comment

Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Ives.  I don’t know who you are, but maybe your family is looking for a photo of  you. 

This is Mr. Ives, and according to the back of the next photo of Mrs. Ives, she is the daughter of Prof. McDaniels.

So if you know Prof. McDaniels, his daughter Mrs. Ives, or her husband Mr. Ives, let me know.

Susie

Category: Photos | Tags: ,

Walter J. Owsley

Posted on by 0 comment

I have no idea who this gentlemen is.  However, I find myself in the possession of two photos of him.  If you know who he is, please let me know.

Susie

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Category: Photos | Tags:
Bulk Email Sender