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Re: creative ways to present the family history

Jason Joiner wrote, "...In my family i do not have old pictures of my ancestors so i can not present a slide..."
My reply:

Neither do I have old pictures of many of my ancestors so I use a comparable picture like the ones you see of sharecroppers picking cotton back in the 1920s or 1930s. If your ancestor was a farmer, sharecropper, find a pic on the internet that might help flesh them out. Gather pictures of the home they lived in, the street they lived on, a map where they lived, a school they may have attended. How about a pic of the ship they served on or the military base they trained at? I borrowed a group photo of some black WWI soldiers and attached it to my grandmother's brother who served in France in WWI. One of the soldiers bears a striking resemblance to Uncle could have been him since it was the same unit. Who knows? I even drew a picture of my mother's paternal grandmother based on her description of how she remembered her.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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