Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Great Tip...

(Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with or paid by Family Tree Magazine! I love the magazine, and find some great ideas that sometimes lead to great discoveries that I want to share!) The other day, I was reading "Family Tree Magazine" and there was an article about how to interview family members ("Oh, the Stories They'll Tell!" by Sunny McClellan Morton/Dec2010). At the end of the article, she gives advice on finding members of the local historical society to interview, by doing an internet search for "the town or county name along with the phrase "genealogical society" or "historical society". So I tried it, and one of the search results was a "Berrien Co GA Historical Photos". (http://www.berriencounty.smugmug.com/ ) I love old photos, and I found so many PAULK family photos on this website that I had never seen before-I was in heaven! The photos are organized by "family name", or I could search by surname. 

When my Granny and Grandparents (Paulk) died, I guess you could say I "inherited" a lot of their photos. (I have the room for them, my family knows how excited I am to get new photos, and they know I take good care of them.) There were many that I didn't know who they were. I was finally able to find out when I saw some of these same photos on the website, with captions telling who they were! That was the best part of all. My mom was able to look at some of the ones we've never seen and recognize her 15yr old Dad! 
I've had a lot of fun with this, and wanted to share this idea on my blog. Maybe there are others out there that could find some great photos or family info using this search tip! Good luck!