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What's in the Family Album?

Bits and pieces that don't really fit in anywhere else, but which all might have come from someone's personal collection of paper ephemera, scraps, memorabilia, keepsakes, clippings and old family photos. Browse the antique and vintage photos, letters, announcements, and whatever else finds its way in here. I'm always updating every section of the site, somewhere, so stop back by once in awhile and you'll find new content right here, sooner or later!

My Families Wills, histories, deeds, photographs & more. ALLEN, AVARY, COX, DOWDY, GILBERT,  HUNTER, MAY & more soon to come.  Definitely a work in progress! Recent updates: photo of Robert Morris GILBERT and Stella Grace AVARY

Old family letters, photographs, memorabilia and keepsakes from here, there, and everywhere.
Recent update: Hardin PARKS funeral card.

Very Special Contributions... From our wonderful and generous readers! Old photographs, newspaper clippings and more.

  • ARTHUR Descendants, Early Tom Green County Pioneers

  • The San Angelo Opera House

  • Wyndal PERKINS

  • Henry Clay DANIEL and May COOKE, San Angelo

  • Laura GOODMAN and Husband, Saragosa, Texas

  • Cowboys from Balmorhea, Texas

  • The WOLFF - SIMPSON Family of North Central Texas

  • Della GILLIAM

  • James E. HARRISON Family Gravestone Photos, Waco, Texas

  • A Pennsylvania Genealogy Collection

  • CHAMBERLAIN Photos and Obituary

  • Curtis JOHNSON Obituary

  • E. E. FOSTER Biography and Family Portrait

  • The Knickerbocker School, circa 1910 

  • The MAY - CROWDER Family Collection

The Victorian Scrapbook  My collection of photographs and other mementos rescued from flea markets & antiques shops. Most of these have names!

  • New! WRIGLEY Child, Elmira, New York

  • Catherine Ann WADSWORTH Photo

  • The KEHRER - REYNOLDS Collection

  • Four unidentified girls from Rockport, Indiana

  • 1901 Commencement Program from Rockport, Indiana

  • James Wyman ADAMS

  • Mildred and Mary WEBB

  • The CHAMBERLAIN Family of London


  • Bertie ASKEW

  • Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia

  • The WHARTON Album

  • The ROWLAND - BROILES Album 

  • Clarence ANDERSON Photo Postcard

  • Theodore JOHNSON Photo Postcard

  • Edward & Fred WILSON Photograph

My Vintage Postcard Collection
Take a walk down memory lane. Is your hometown in here? New cards added often.


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Hardin PARKS Funeral Card, Winchester, Illinois, 1925   MURRAY, JOHNSON

WWII Letter From my dad to his dad about that little plane crash.

Josie BILLIE, Seminole Medicine Man, 1929

Miss Lucille OVERSTREET, Pretty Choctaw Debutante, 1929

A Couple of Cowpokes

ALLEN Family Photos from Washington State

19th-Century Poems from Old Newspapers

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