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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy Week #36: Ancestor Photos

For which ancestral photograph are you most grateful? Who is in the photo and how did you acquire it? Why does the photo hold a special place in your heart?

I have many old photographs of ancestors. Some older than others, some in better condition than others. I love them all!

One of my very favorites shows a young couple on their wedding day:

You guessed it: my parents on their wedding day, 16 January 1953.

I have now that little figurine of the couple on the top of the cake. A prized possession! Turns out my grandmother had it and she gave it to me shortly after my Mom died in 1999.

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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.