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Friday, February 11, 2011

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday
 Wow I just keep on getting those little blinking leaves on my Ancestry.com
A few weeks ago I got a lead on some family member and I feel like I have hit pay dirt.

Many of these names I had in my family  Family Tree Maker which works in connection with Ancestry.Com.
I was looking for pictures.
Yep, due to Sepia Saturday, which had peaked my interest in photos of my ancestors.
Now this picture was obviously colorized or painted since we know no color film was used.

 Eleanor Hatton Brooke Darnall
1642-1725
Maryland
Eleanor was my 12th great grandmother
She married Thomas Brooke, born in England in 1632 and died in Maryland in1676.
They were married in1658
After he died she married Henry Darnall
1645-1711

One of the Darnall women married Charles Carroll who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
I have a great group of photos of these families and their home to use.


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18 comments:

Christine H. said...

This is getting more and more interesting. I just ordered Family Tree Maker, so who knows what I'll find.
I look forward to hearing more about your ancestors and their wonderful pictures.

Karin said...

This is fascinating stuff you are finding for your genealogy studies! Excellent fun for you!! Enjoy!

Tattered and Lost said...

How does Ancestry provide verification that someone isn't making up these links? I've always wondered about that.

Pondside said...

What fun it is to look back - it appeals to my inner Nancy Drew!

Alan Burnett said...

My goodness, you are going back a long way. The further we go back, the harder I find to make a connection with the person themselves. I know there is the genetic link but somehow I find it difficult to touch their personal lives. What, for example, is behind that hint of a smile.

Southwest Arkie said...

Gorgeous photo of Eleanor.
{I love those quaking leaves too!)

Anvilcloud said...

AFAIK there was no photography back then. I think the same is true of last week's graphic. You've got to get into the 1800s and probably late in that century for it to become "popular".

Anvilcloud said...

BTW, good going with ancestry.com. I have been on that website, but didn't manage to connect with anybody,

Pat transplanted to MN said...

beautiful picture or portrait. They did them so grandly then. I have an active account with Ancestry and have discovered lots there too. Last night after watching"Who Do You Think You Are" I got busy again with my searching.

~Tracie~ said...

A beautiful portrait indeed :)
Another wonderful discovery for you!

To answer Tattered and lost question,I never take for granted anything I find on Ancestry.com or any other family history site, I use the information as a starting point and then always do my own research using documents ( which are not always correct either) to back up dates and places. :) hope that helps some

Karen S. said...

A very stunning lady of such great importance! She looks very content with her life too!

MuseSwings said...

Wonderful "photo"! Eleanor lived a good long life. How nice you are not only able to trace your family back that far, but to find pictures as well is very exciting!

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful picture! Have a grand day! Cathy

La Petite Gallery said...

Fasinating, how do you know how to do this searching? You surprise me all the time. How about info how to do this? yvonne

barbara and nancy said...

I have an account with Ancestry.com also and love it. I'm not sure how factual the information is, either but enjoy it anyway. I was thrilled when I traced my family back to Cleopatra, but of course, no one believes me. I think maybe the farther you go back we're all related.
The portrait of Eleanor is beautiful.
Barbara

L. D. Burgus said...

I can't imagine how many branches that you would probably have along side of this one if you could find them all.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful portrait of a beautiful lady. I wonder who painted it. Perhaps the original is in a collection somewhere and the painter is known. Wouldn't that be exciting, too, to find that she was painted by someone famous?!

To answer Tattered and Lost and to echo Tracie, take everything you find on ancestry.com with a grain of salt - especially on the trees, since no sources or documents are required.

I love the new painting in your blog header. Beautiful!

Nancy said...

My original comment got lost somewhere. (Imagine a frowny face.)

This is a beautiful portrait of a beautiful lady. I wonder who painted it and if it was someone famous. Wouldn't that be exciting to find it in a museum collection somewhere?!

To answer Tattered and Lost and to echo Tracie, take everything on ancestry.com with a grain of salt - at least on the trees. No documentation or sources are required and you don't know how much research a person did to "prove" the relationship.

I love the new painting in your blog header. Wonderful!