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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

PERSERVING HISTORY

What better way to spend your Thursday than with Coloradolady and her Vintage Thingies at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com.

We can learn a lot from our ancestors. Back years ago, they kept family records in various forms. If you do not have one I suggest getting one while you have family that can give you the facts. This is the family history of my late mother-in-law and her family. I love how they did this.

Vintage Family Record

This is Noah D.Baker, the father and first name on the list. My husband was named ofter him.

This lady is Syntha Morgan, mother and 2nd name on the list.This photo was taken of her in 1941.
Troy - Virta - Tressie - Virgie - Rua - Vera - Floyd
These were all their children. The one named Rua was my mother-in-law.
Floyd - Vera - Rua - Virgie - Tressie - Troy
This picture was made in 1959 of the same children except for Virta. She had passed away.

I have to assume the last two names are the sisters of the mother, since they have the same last name, Morgan.

33 comments:

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a wonderful way to remember family. I love the pictures too. All lined up like that is a fun pose. Thanks for sharing!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh what a wonderful piece to have! loved seeing the pictures. I love genealogy so much..amazes me how some people show no interest in knowing about where they came from.

Barbara F. said...

Wonderful family keepsakes, LV. Brings back memories for you, I'm sure. xo

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

What a treasure! My mom made a family tree for each of us and put it in our baby books. I loved this post LV!

Marydon said...

So love these kinds of records of family history. Many were kept in bibles. Every time I found a record/treasure it was like such a joy to me. I love your share, LV.

TTFN ~
Marydon

Ginny said...

What wonderful group family tree pictures!

Mom Walds Place said...

Nifty embroidered family record you have. Your photos are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

We have a Veda who married Vernon during WWII. I know, their names are sooooo cute!

Tete said...

Love that piece of advice- get it now while you can because once they are gone, it all goes with them. I am big into family trees and have mine done for my kids and all the kids to come.
Hugs- Tete

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE that embroidered family tree!! And the pictures are priceless!!! Don't you just love all those old fashioned names?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What great family history, LV... Hope someone has taken this info and preserved it... I love seeing the old photos. Names were interesting back then, weren't they????
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

What a neat family history record. You are fortunate to have this.

Becky K. said...

This is a very special post. Love the photos that tie together with the list. Thanks for sharing and reminding us how meaningful it can be to know our family tree.

Joy Graham said...

I LOVE older photos, even if they are not related to me. People looked more relaxed in them some how. Hope yoy can make it to Tea Thursday-Joy

racheld said...

What a charming, enduring piece of family history---and the NAMES!

I love those old-fashioned names, some of which I'd never heard---Syntha and Rua and Tressa and Virgia---so ladylike and of the time.

Sis and I spend a lot of our visits together putting names on the old photos---I'm just sorry that I'm the oldest of this family branch now, and don't know a lot of the aunts and uncles apart in those old fading pictures.

Something about those little slicks of Kodak paper just takes my heart, for that's how our scrapbooks all looked when I was growing up. I'm so glad that you have all of these.

Hope you've got some of this cooler weather---it was 58!!!! last night, and all the windows and doors are still open.

rachel

Jo's This and That said...

Love your family pictures

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These is indeed a treasure trove! Wonderful photos and the records are priceless! Thanks for sharing! ♥

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Love family history. We have my H's traced back to 1680 amazing stories! Blessings, Debbie

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love old photos...especially when there is "known" history behind them. Older people understood the importance of keeping records this way. I wish I had more recorded history about my own ancestors.

Thanks for sharing, LV. This would be a great post to share at my party, too.

Have a blessed weekend!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous piece! These are the real treasures, ... nothing like family.
I love it!
Blessings,
Patti

Charlotte said...

What lovely memories!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I enjoy looking at old family photos and the embroidered family tree is wonderful.

Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

I love the family history record, the writing and the fancy hand-drawn border are beautiful. I enjoyed your family photos as well. This is a wonderful contribution to vintage Thursdays. Thanks for sharing with us.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I love the embroidered family keepsake and your photos! Especially neat to see the group shot of the kids in 1941 and then again 1959.

Blessings & Aloha!
Thank you for your sweet comment on my post. I love quilts (vintage ones are awesome) of any size too! Especially those made by my mom. Doing the baby sized ones are great for me...so that they get completed quicker :o)

jeanne said...

Hello LV, A bit late but I made it before midnight. I loved seeing your family photos. Well at least your hubs side of the family. Great photos. Five sisters just like my family. We only have one brother though. The family tree is so nice to have.

Thank you for the sweet compliment on our cabin and home. Coming from you it meant a lot. I mean it

I Hope I get back to yot to to bck soon/
Kom ebe

Rebecca said...

I love family history and adore pictures!!! Love the old names!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What treasures you have here, LV, in both photos and that embroidered keepsake!!

I am feeling better as it has gotten a bit cooler here. The heat and the humidity really do me in....

Thanks so much for your visits and your sweet comments! I always smile when I see you have visited!!

Hugs,
Deb

DearHelenHartman said...

Really loved the family tree but then to see all the photos of the family - just precious. Great post.

Betsy said...

What a precious family treasure. The pictures that go along with it make it that much more special. I sure wish that all of my old family photos were marked.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, LV, this is great and what a nice idea! My mother in law was the one that knew so much, I miss her still, she died 2 1/2 yrs.ago, at 88 with heart problems. Thank you for your sweet visit I appreciate it very much. Have a great weekend sweet lady. FABBY

Wildflower Cottage said...

What great photographs! I think it's always fun as well as interesting to learn about portions of people's family history. :)

☆☆Mumsy said...

These photos are precious! There are so much history to tell in them.

SavannahGranny said...

A treasure. Thanks for sharing. Ginger

bj said...

Now, this is indeed a treasure, LV. I would love to have something like that. I do have some wonderful old photos but I don't have a scanner.