Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Oldest Family Photos

I'm always happy when I read the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge from Randy Seaver and know exactly what I'm going to write about.

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission:  Impossible! music here), is:

(1) What are the oldest family photos that you have?  Can you date them?  Do you know who is in them?

(2) Show us one or more of your oldest photos and provide a date and the subjects.

(3) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a post on Facebook.

I have only one really old family photograph, so this was an easy choice.

The photo was taken in Kamenets Podolsky, Russian Empire about 1890.  The people in the photo are Avigdor, Etta, and Esther Leah (Schneiderman) Gorodetsky.  Avigdor (later Victor, after he immigrated to the United States) and Esther Leah were my great-great-grandparents.  Etta was their first child and the older sister of my great-grandfather Jojne (Joe in the United States).

I have photocopies and scans of some older family photos, but that just isn't the same as having the real thing.


  1. Etta is absolutely adorable in this photo. She looks like a little doll. :)

    1. She does look like a doll, doesn't she? Almost like a photographer's prop. :)

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    1. Agreed! And to think my grandmother just tossed it aside!


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