Author Archives: charnwoodgenealogy

If only they had a clue – beautiful old social history photographs!!

I have been very lucky on my travels to find several old family/wedding photos that have had clues on the back to help identify and research the people in them to hopefully reunite them with a  family member. However over … Continue reading

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Do you have a John Albert HEIL or a Rachel Phyllis HOWARD in your family tree?

A recent old wedding photograph postcard find provided very few clues apart from Heil Howard 13199 written in pencil on the back – could these possibly be the surnames of the bride and groom? On a quick search of marriage … Continue reading

Posted in DENT, Devon, HEIL, HOWARD, Kings Lynn, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Somerset, Taunton, Wedding photograph, WILKINS | 2 Comments

UPDATE: Photo Reunited – Do you have a BEACHAM from Kettering in Northamptonshire?

On my trip to Suffolk last week I was able to visit Yoxford Antiques Centre where I purchased a few old postcards, including this lovely old photo card with the names Lionel and Stanley BEECHAM written on the back – … Continue reading

Posted in 108 St Peters Avenue, BAILEY, BEACHAM, BEECHAM, Bristol, Kettering, Northamptonshire, One Name Study, Photograph, Postcard | 2 Comments

Do you have a SUTCLIFFE, PALETHORPE or PINDER in your family tree?

Yesterday whilst at the Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair in London I came across this beautiful old photograph taken in Halifax, which had lots of super clues on the back to identify the sitters and hopefully reunite it with a family member! … Continue reading

Posted in Halifax, Ilkley, NEALE, Old Photograph, One Name Study, PALETHORPE, PEVERIL, Photograph, PINDER, Sowerby Bridge, Stafford House, SUTCLIFFE, Wool Merchant, Yorkshire | Leave a comment

Are you connected to Richard Gregory THOMAS or Mary Carruthers MURDO?

Another fantastic old photograph postcard find was this lovely old image of a couple on their wedding day with clues on the back: On the reverse of the postcard is written ‘ With Mr & Mrs R G THOMAS’s Compliments … Continue reading

Posted in Birkenhead, Hoole, Lime Grove, Manchester, MURDO, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Photograph, Postcard, THOMAS, Wedding photograph | Leave a comment

Can you help to reunite this World War 1 photograph with the WOOLLARD family from Holloway?

Many of the fascinating old World War 1 photographic postcards I find at Postcard Fairs unfortunately have no clues to help identify them to research and possibly reunite with a  family member. However on this occasion a lovely old photograph … Continue reading

Posted in 34 Bryantwood Road, AUSTIN, Holloway London, London, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Photograph, Post Office Rifles, Postcard, WOOLLARD, World War 1, WW1 Photograph, WW1 postcard | Leave a comment

The CAMERON family from Kent – are you connected?

In a box of old mixed social photograph postcards at the Reading postcard Fair yesterday I found a lovely photograph of a young baby, which on the reverse was written ‘John  Grant CAMERON aged 5 months’ – knowing I could … Continue reading

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