Category Archives: Old Photographs

Do you have a COOTE in your family tree?

Another recent photo postcard find in York is this one below and as always I would love to reunite it with a  family member if possible! It was sent in 1906  to Mrs COOTE, 5 Tapton Park Road, Ranmoor, Sheffield … Continue reading

Posted in Beverley Yorkshire, Brandesburton, CLARK, COOTE, Old Photographs, One Name Study, Postcard, Ranmoor, Yorkshire | Leave a comment

Looking for relatives of the ALABASTER family from Romford in Essex?

I was in York at the weekend and whilst there I spent time exploring the Antique shops looking for old postcards to add to my own personal collections or possibly as a research project in the future. I find photographic postcards of … Continue reading

Posted in 109 Marks Road, Old Photographs, Postcard, Romford | 10 Comments

Another unexpected breakthrough! Who was Ada of Framlingham – a photo mystery?

Following my recent breakthrough on my Great Grandmother’s research, after several years of looking, I have unexpectedly knocked down a brick wall on another of my family photo mysteries this week – whilst looking for something completely different! In February … Continue reading

Posted in CRISP, Framlingham, HARPER, Mills Almshouses, Old Photographs, SINCLAIR, Suffolk | 1 Comment

Have I finally smashed my own Brick Wall – Missing Great Grandmother!

Back in March 2013 I wrote a blog post about how I had been trying to track down the birth certificate for my paternal Great Grandmother Edith Rosa SINCLAIR without success – Brick Wall – Missing Great Grandmother! Edith Rosa … Continue reading

Posted in BOYS, CRISP, Framlingham, LAST, Old Photographs, SINCLAIR, Suffolk | 3 Comments

WW1 photo postcard sent to the HANDS family – are you connected?

At a recent postcard fair in Surrey I found and bought a lovely photographic postcard showing a group, with several of the men in uniform. Was this a family shot showing siblings before going off to war – I decided … Continue reading

Posted in 117 Greenway Street, ASTON, HANDS, Old Photographs, Postcard, Small Heath Birmingham, World War 1, WW1 Photograph, WW1 postcard | 1 Comment

More Easton WW1 postcards discovered!

Following a visit to a Postcard and Paper Fair in Tolworth in Surrey earlier this week, I was pleased to discover two more old postcards sent during World War 1 from Easton Mansion in Suffolk. Having researched and written about … Continue reading

Posted in 11 Ruskin Street, British Red Cross, Briton Ferry, DIVER, Easton, Glamorgan, Old Photographs, Postcard, Suffolk, Wales, World War 1, WW1 postcard | Leave a comment

I just can’t resist old photographs!

Although it has no family connection to me I could not leave this beautiful old black and white wedding photograph in the box at the second hand shop in Ipswich in Suffolk – the hats, flowers and outfits are beautiful. … Continue reading

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