Two weeks ago in Stitching Together An Identification, I wrote about Candace Fountoulakis and her search to identify the women in two photos. At the time she thought they were related.
Soon after I posted the column she wrote to update me on her search. Now she doesn’t think there is a connection. Her research didn’t turn up a link.
She knows the single woman is “Aunt Mary Jane Hill,” but now thinks that the couple could be either from the Newburn or the Mathews family.
Candace hopes that either the other researcher working on the family history will discover a new clue or that her mother holds the key in her box of old photos.
She’s done all the right thingscompared pictures, researched the photographic evidence, consulted family and delved into family history. My fingers are crossed that all her efforts result in another identified picture!
Of course, there is another possibilitythey aren’t relatives at all. <smile>
Family collections are often a collection of family and friends.
You’ll find guidance for identifying the mystery photos in your family albums in Maureen A. Taylor’s book Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs.