Some Family Pics

Ken’s not the only one to find some old pictures recently. Here’s a photo of my grandparents’ wedding on June 15th, 1925

(the bride is of course the lovely seated lady)
And here are both sets of their parents, my great-grandparents, along with two of my aunts

And the coolest thing is here are my mother’s mother’s grandparents, my great-great-grandparents

I’ve been after my mother for ages to start labeling these photos and sending to me to scan them, and I’m glad she finally is.

17 Responses to “Some Family Pics”

  1. These pictures are great, B!
    Quick update: I got replies from a couple of people I emailed last night. I got the addys from, looking up some of the few names on the pictures. They were very happy to be able to get copies and I am very happy to provide them.
    But I still haven’t figured out why my parents would have had pictures of these strangers…

  2. Lisa says:

    I am IN LOVE with the sassy bridesmaid! Who is she?

  3. Tim Bond says:

    Hey Bingley!
    What great family photos!
    I too have maintained an interest in our family history and have practiced as an amateur genealogist for over thirteen years. I’m not much of a researcher, but through many, many conversations with older relatives I have assembled a genealogy that includes over 750 people.
    My daughter has shown an interest which has fired me up again. Recently, I am finally properly organizing the many photos that I have collected & scanned over the years and I’ve been quite busy polishing them up by removing dust, damage and improving the contrast of many of them. It’s a lot of work, but I’ve developed a skill for it.
    I hope you keep your daughter informed. Oh, and don’t forget to include your pets among your family photos – that get’s more “awwwwwwws” than anything when I’m at a family event and showing a slideshow of my photos.

  4. Tim, if you haven’t joined yet, I highly recommend It greatly helps to tie into people who can complement your research and add to it.
    Rootsweb and are also great (and free) resources. Rootsweb is connected to Ancestry, and much of the info “owned” by Ancestry is available free there. is another member resource; I don’t like it as much as ancestry but it also has a free outlet of info (whose name escapes me at the moment).

  5. nightfly says:

    You didn’t tell us George Bernard Shaw was your great-great-grandfather!
    Actually, it’s amazing seeing the resemblance between you and your grandfather in the wedding photo. They’re wonderful shots.

  6. Tim Bond says:

    Thanks Ken.
    I have been trying to sort through the many offerings; so I’m pleased that your assessment agrees with my own. I must admit though that I have been driven by my desire to obtain as much info as I can reasonably secure without having to pay a service at up to $300 per year.
    I’ve looked at USGenWeb – good info, if it is there,but it relies upon volunteers.
    I’ve been trying to develop some sort of road map for how I approach securing info – any thoughts?

  7. Road map? I’m flying blind too…
    I have the bottom level membership at ancestry. Someday when I am rich and retired and have the time to use it, I will upgrade to have access to the newspaper and other databases I don’t currently have. Some of the Ancestry information is available free, so it’s worthwhile trying to see what they don’t lock you out of. I don’t know just how much is free.
    Meantime, definitely check out Rootsweb and Familysearch. Familysearch is the LDS website, all volunteers but lots of good info (kind of hit and miss but you can often get lucky).
    And if you have any specific things you want to look up at ancestry but don’t have access, email me and I’ll see what I can find.

  8. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Are you sure that there’s a family resemblance, nightfly? Those guys are too good looking to be Bingley’s ancestors. Maybe he’s adopted?

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    I tried to find out who she is, Lisa, but Mom doesn’t know. It seems that there was some…conflict with my Baptist grandmother marrying my Papist grandfather, so I think the Sassy Flapper is (well, sadly was at this point) a friend that my grandmother worked with.

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    Hi Tim! Daughter actually was very interested in perusing the photos with me, so I’m encouraged.

  11. ronin says:

    Instead of, chec out yur local Mormon congregation. They Mormon Church’s family History Centers will give access to the best family history records available anywhere. Plus it is free. And you donthave to become a mormon or listen to a single missionary spiel in order to use those resources.

  12. Shane says:

    About 5 years ago, I gave both of my grandmothers an empty photo album for Christmas with a note that requested they fill it with old family photos and notations and give it back to my wife and I the following Christmas. Worked out great. Even got inspired and wrote a song after looking through all the photos…
    Now, I’m so glad I did that when I did, because I lost 3 of my grandparents since then, but I have this family record to share with my 3 yr old.

  13. Ferd Berfel says:

    Both of my parents and grandparants, and many aunts and uncles have long since passed away. I cannot stress strongly enough to get your living relatives to examine and date old photos. I’ve inherited my parents photos (currently scanning them into my PC), many from the 30’s through 70’s and lots of them are undated. I can only guess at the year they were taken. My online album of scanned photos is filed by year starting in the early 1900’s, so it’s extremely important to get at least a year the photo was taken. Many photo-processing companies during those years date-stamped the photos when they were processed, making it easy to file them. Sadly, even today most developers don’t date-stamp photos. Thank God for digital cameras.

  14. RebeccaH says:

    Great photos, Bingley. I also managed to get my hands on some old family photos, but alas, I don’t know who some of them are and there’s no one left alive to tell me.

  15. El Cid says:

    My God Bingley, Ya’ made the big time…Instapundit. Wait until Glenn finds out you sing.

  16. El Cid says:

    OH! Great pics. Handsome family. You must be proud.

  17. Mr. Bingley says:

    I am El Cid; I’m kinda afraid to ask them, though…
    The singing! That would be like showing people family photos. Oh wait.

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