You might want to read the last two posts before reading this one–it might make more sense if you do. You can find part one here, and part two here.
We are discussing pictures found recently by this author Helen’s sister in Richmond,Virginia. There were about fifty pictures of family members found in a small album never seen by any of the living siblings of this family, all in our 60’s and 70’s now. Only two of the fifty pictures were identified, but thanks to that, and to other family pictures allowing us to identify some others, we decided that more than likely, these were pictures that belonged to our Father’s family–his Dad’s German Youngblood family,and his mother’s Scotish Hogue family.
Since I am the active amateur genealogist of the family and family historian, who is also most in touch with other family members, cousins, and DNA matches, through social media groups, etc., I eagerly took pictures of the newfound 100 year-old photographs to work on trying to identify as many as possible.
Who are the most likely family members in these pictures? For that answer, I went to our family tree. Even though I include all the parents and siblings, I truly believe most of these pictures come from the family of Edwin Spear Youngblood and his wife Helen Blanche Hogue, which includes my father.
With that in mind, I wonder if Edwin Spear Youngblood and /or his wife, Helen Blanch Hogue Youngblood, my paternal grandparents, are in any of these found pictures! Two of my cousins wrote to me yesterday to identify Helen B. –and look–these are known portraits of them that I have on my own living room wall.
What happens if I compare these to some of the found pictures on the family search compare-a-face site? Yes! Helen is a match!
Here below, is an older, known picture of my paternal grandmother, Helen Blanche Hogue Youngblood that I took myself when I was about age 15! She would have been 84. How does it compare to the picture of her younger self above? Wow! 95%! Wow!
Below is one of the unidentified pictures of a young man–it looks a bit to me like it could be Edwin, could it be? I’m not at all sure, but look,family search compare-a-face says it is more than likely! What do you think?
Here’s another unknown single young man, is this Edwin Spear also?
This is so very interesting! I hope a lot of relatives will stop by to comment and give advice, on ancestry, Facebook, or where ever you find me! Thanks and happy ancestor hunting!
PS, I think there might have to be one more post— part 4, and I promise to stop then! LOL Well…maybe.