Question about Tintype Photos
There’s some old photos in the family bible that are tintype. Does anyone know if you can scan tintype photos without damaging them and in turn how do you take care of tintype photos?
Right now I am having a problem with the site I use for my family tree (geni). I found out that two of my relatives married the same woman (I know, fantastic, right? Tudor England is calling) and I previous did not know this. I only have her married to one of the males in the family. But I need to connect her husband’s brother and rework some stuff (like who’s kids were whose). But… it’s not letting me connect them together. I can add a whole new person but than I have a completey new profile which isn’t what I want. And if I deleted a profile and started again, I’m sure I’d just be back at square one since they don’t want to connect in the first place. :-( Not sure what to do. Any help?
Good news, bad news and a funny story.
My cousin and his wife are pregnant again. So far, they only have one child that was born several years ago. They tried for another baby a couple years ago but she lost it early on. But this time they waited a bit longer to tell people she was pregnant. So I am hoping she will not lose this one. But here is the awesome news… they are having twins! Twins! We’ve never had twins in our family! This is amazing!
This same cousin of mine inherited the family homestead when my grandfather died. He didn’t do much with it. The house was over 100 years old (it had wooden pegs instead of nails to hold it together in some places) and would take a lot of money to fix up. So the old home just sat there. And of course… the homeless, drifters came to stay there illegally… people stole things. So apparently… a few months ago, my cousin bulldozed it. My mother didn’t even know about it until they drove by and it was gone. Of course, my mom didn’t tell me until today. She said it was too painful for her to say. I’m ultimately pissed at my cousin for bulldozing the family home, pissed at my cousin for never fixing up the home in the first place, pissed at my mother for keeping this from me for so long, upset that my grandparents’ home is completely gone, but also understanding why my cousin did what he did and understanding why my mother kept it from me. Below a picture I took of the house probably summer 2006. This is from the side of course, but it’s the best picture I have of a full view of the house.
My mom came by today and helped a little on my research. She included a funny story about her Aunt C. My mother had previously told that Aunt C was eccentric. My mother remembers one time when she was a little girl being at Aunt C’s house and Aunt C served them… are you ready for it? Raisin Pie! My mother said “Can you imagine? Raisin pie? It was disgusting!”
Census Answers for Women.. May I Lol Now?
I’m looking through past census and the ‘Occupation’ question for women has struck a cord with me. Just to let you know, I am not naive, I know what women’s struggles were.
For example in a 1920 census, a woman’s occupation is listed as… *drumroll* ‘None’. In a 1900 census the answer for occupation for the wife of the house is not even answered. I found one yesterday that listed the woman’s occupation as ‘keeping house’.
I was curious if any of you have encounted similar things and what you think?
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