Friday, September 30, 2011

Pictures in Boxes- Part 2

Here I sit on a Friday night watching Criminal Minds and writing another genealogy post. I recently realized, via twitter, that many of the genealogy peeps I follow watch the show. So glad I'm not the only one. Kind of sad I'm doing this on a Friday night though. I really need a social life.

Ok time for more pictures. They're not really organized by which side of the family. It kind of goes in spurts. Some of my Polish peeps, some from my grandpas side.

Don't forget, info on these peeps can be found in my earlier posts. If you recognize anyone or think there might be a connection don't hesitate to comment :)

My Busia and Cioci Ernie (Cioci=Aunt in Polish)

My mom's the cute one

No idea... Possibly a cousin of my Busia's or something...


Marion Hauck and "Grandma Carrie" Apparently Marion was married twice?

Pretty dress. no idea who they are. Really need to write down my stuff


Yeah thats pretty much how I remember her.

my pap!

Well, those potato chips will be a little burned...

Marion Hauck's parents (Wilfred Hauck & Mary Swank)

Man I really hate this sideways stuff.  Ok on the bottom row we have Russel, Walter and Earl Persing. Behind Earl is Florence

Aunt Harriet (Pitner)

Wilferd (Eleanor's brother) Apparently they called him uncle wimp? No idea why...

Busia at first communion. 

My Busia is on the right. 

Mildred & Louis Bieda

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pictures in Boxes- Part 1

While I look at the pictures in the folder I created, I realized I took 500+ photos of.. well... photos. Don't worry. I won't post all 500. Some are the backs of pictures letting me know who they are, some are doubles, etc.

That reminds me of my first tip. When you are not near a scanner (my grandparents don't even have a computer) and are forced to photograph pictures, make sure you photograph the back too. Not all will have writing on the back. or even legible writing, but its a good idea to take a picture if you see something.

Ok ok. less talk. More pictures.

Yay newspaper articles! Photo taken 1924

Girl in middle with glasses is Eleanor Hauck Persing. Approx. 11 years old. She had all the cool stuff in the garage.

so THATS why I love potato chips... it's genetic!

They all look so happy! *sarcasm*

Myrtle? Don't blame her for using Eleanor instead...

Look at the size of the class! My H.S graduation had 400+ people!

Right side is my Busia

2nd row, 2nd in is Busia again

Aunt Harriet (Pitner) is in the outfit. Some kind of parade or something. My aunt and uncle are the little ones. Mom is the tallest. Scary thing? I looked like that. Minus those clothes. And I know you can't see the face b/c of the hair but I KNOW I  looked like her at that age.... *shudder*

 All the above were my Busia...
Mildred and Louis. I called her Shasha instead of Busia. No idea why. Did distinguish between the two though. In this picture you can see her knee highs. 

Terrified of the headpiece...

Busia, Uncle Emil and Shasha. Guessing my mom is in the blankets?

Love this one.
* Busia is Polish for grandmother in case you didn't know :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Old Trunk in the Garage- Part 2

More photos and documents from my nana's garage. Some pictures, some army documents, and a deed. Still haven't figured out why some are turning sideways. Whoops. Any advice on them military stuff would be appreciated.

1921 Class photo

Back row, third from the left is Walter Persing (about 15yrs old?)

John F Pitner. 1871

John F Pitner 1873

Deed. 1828! The paper was really weird... waxy like.

needed help to photograph this one. didn't want to stay put.

Look at the handwriting!!

I don't really understand the military records or the deed. Actually I haven't read the deed all the way through. The handwriting just got to me. My next posts will contain old photos I found at my grandparents house. woo! Those are more fun.