Friday’s Family History Finds

With the New Year holiday on the weekend, today’s
FFHF is a day early. It will be back to Friday next week.

The best Family History Finds this week:

Family Stories

Christmas in the Orphanage by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections

Memories of a 1950 British Christmas by Marian Bulford on Genealogy Ensemble

New Ukrainian Database Breaks Down Brick Wall on Christmas Morning by Vera Miller on Find Lost Russian & Ukrainian Family

Jewish Burials in Eastern Europe – Relatives Left Behind? by Lara Diamond on Lara’s Jewnealogy

Research Resources

13 Reasons to Include Tax Records in Your Genealogy Research by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Is Information onf Family Tree Accurate by Amie Bowser Tennant on The Genealogy Reporter AND

The Irony of the FamilySearch Family Tree by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Why Family Historians Are Excited About the 1921 Census Release by Jane Roberts on PasttoPresentGenealogy

Tech News

My Top Programming and Genealogy Q & As by Louis Kessler on Behold Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy

Ancient DNA Reveals the World’s Oldest Family Tree by Dick Eastman on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

The Biggest Shared Match May Be Inconsequential by Michael John Neill on Rootdig

GeneticAffairs AutoKinship: A Tool to Build Family Trees Based on Amounts of Shared DNA by Robin Wirthlin on Family Locket


12 for ’22 and Playing with the Puzzle Pieces, both by Jacqui Stevens on A Family Tapestry

Education Is for Everyone

Big News! Legacy Family Tree Webinars 2022 Available for Registration by Melissa Barker on A Genealogist in the Archives

Create an Ancestor Profile from Vital Records by DiAnn Iamarino on Fortify Your Family Tree

The Holidays and Coping with Grief by Roberta Estes on DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

What Are Revolving Door Ancestors and Why Do They Exist? by James Tanner on Genealogy’s Star

Tombstone Tuesday – Anchor Symbol by Karen Miller Bennett on Karen’s Chatt

The Laws of Christmas: 2021 Reprise by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist

Keeping Up with the Times

A (Doggie) DNA Christmas by Eilene Lyon on Myricopia

Iowa: Original Birth Certificate Access Begins on 1 January 2022 by Debbie Mieszala on The Advancing Genealogist

Introducing “Ancestor.Photos” – Images of Your Ancestors from the Victorian Era by Kenneth Marks on The Ancestor Hunt

Stufflebean Family Vintage Mystery Photo

Here is a very old family photograph about which I wish I knew something – anything – about the subject or the location.

I actually love this photo in spite of my lack of knowledge about it.

We have a young mother sitting on a chair in the front of the house, with a baby buggy and bicycle displayed in such a way that the entrance to the house is blocked.

From the carriage and bike styles, I’d say this photo dates from the early 1900s – maybe c1910 or a bit later.

In the doorway, we see another woman standing, but hidden by the shadows.

Quite a few objects appear to live on the small porch. To the left of the doorway, there are a couple of barrels, perhaps made of wood. One has some sort of handle sticking out of it.

To the right of the doorway, there is maybe some kind of hutch or cabinet that has a couple of bowls on top.

The wicker style baby buggy was popular in the early 1900s. The bicycle was of an era where lots of people could afford one (unless it was the photographer’s transportation) and it clearly has a fender on the back.

I haven’t a clue where this was taken, but if I guessed Texas or Oklahoma, I’d probably have a 90% chance of being correct.

Readers, any thoughts about when this photo might have been taken?