Never published but written around September, 2016.
One thing that I have neglected to do is put pictures of my ancestors up on ancestry.com. I don’t know why I haven’t done it, but I recently found a picture of a common ancestor on another person’s tree and I was excited. I recognized my ancestor!
I thought it was important to put up the pictures so that others could find them. It was also nice to organize everything and see who’s pictures I had. Honestly, I didn’t have a lot. I’m not saying that I don’t have a lot of pictures, I have many of those, but I don’t have many pictures of people I know. It’s sad that most of the pictures I will never identify. It makes sense, because I’m sure that whomever owned the pictures that I now have knew who was in them. Now it’s easy to tag people in pictures and figure out who they are. Not so easy in 1900. As I firm up my trees on ancestry I will add the pictures of people that I do know and hopefully someone will recognize them.