Smile for the Camera


Good Schools A Staple of Ancestors’ Lives

This was produced for the 17th edition of “Smile for the Camera” I really don’t have much in the way of  photographs on my ancestors’ school days.   I have in the past posted school census records from the very early twentieth century in Milam County, Texas, where my gg-grandmother and her descendants lived.  But I know virtually nothing about my …Continue reading →

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Smile for the Camera: Piper’s Debut

2 Year old Piper* Surveys Her Inheritance (*Lady Piper Girl Dog Pudah [Puderhead] II Piper-Stop-That-Get-Down-Off-the Furniture-Dammit, Sub-Canine of the Realm, heiress to the Domain of Honey in Mansonshire) This is the first photographer of Piper since the March 21, 2009, announcement that she will succeed 15 year old Honey (Duchess Honey D Dog Honey U Girl Dog Pudah [Puderhead] I …Continue reading →

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11th Smile for The Camera Carnival is Posted!

And it’s the best yet!  See it here at Shades of the Departed.

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Brother & Sister

Taken Too Soon David Joseph Penny (1942-2007) Edna Mary Penny (1941-2008) Direct Descendants of George Micheau (1813-1907)

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Happy Blogoversary, footnoteMaven!

It’s hard to believe that’s only been two years since the public debut of footnoteMaven, the proprietress of her pseudonymously eponymous blog as well as of Shades of the Departed.  In that short time, her publications have set the bar higher and higher for content and she has become by acclamation one of the respected leaders of the Geneablogosphere.  She …Continue reading →

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Smile for the Carnivals!

I’ve been remiss in not calling attention earlier in the week to two Carnivals I really enjoyed!  The 66th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is posted here at Creative Gene.  It’s the second annual IGene Awards where genea-bloggers showcase their best work of the prior year.    You’ll find some great stuff  there! And footnoteMaven hosted the 10th Edition of …Continue reading →

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Oh Baby! My Mother Smiles for the Camera

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