Sunday, August 27, 2017

Photo: My Great Grandmother Rosa Ida Hart

As I mentioned before I took the Ancestry DNA test, and one of my distant cousins (second cousin-once removed) found me on there. This is the branch we are related to as the mother and father of all these children were ancestors to us both. Rosa Ida Hart was my paternal grandfather's mother, and at this time (I'm guessing the mid 1890's) she is the little girl sitting in the front next to her brother. She lived to be in her mid 80's and even outlived my grandfather. I don't remember any stories of her even though she died in 1977 and I was born in 1988. Even my older first cousin didn't really know who she was. Funny how family history breaks down over time huh? 

18 comments:

  1. All look very smart, Adam.
    Great family photo.
    Colin

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  2. I love these old photos Adam, and genealogy is something I truly love, once you start tracing your family it is funny how people who have been dead for hundreds of years can feel almost like you know them the more you research them.

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  3. That is such a great photo. I love old images.

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  4. Interesting photo. I've been thinking of doing one of those DNA tests myself.

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  5. I love how everyone always looked so serious in those old photos ( I presume because they had to stay still for a while?) -Jenn

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  6. I already know too much family history and it's not a pretty story.

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  7. What a neat old picture.
    My mothers name was Ida, don't see that name very often.

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  8. I love the old picture and I bet one could piece her life at that time if one looks at the events goi g on where she grew up. You were born in 1988.....my dad died in 1988

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  9. What a great photo to have... and the new info and connections. We just submitted DNA samples for our first set of tests through "Living DNA." Hope to make some interesting discoveries.

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  10. That's a fantastic photo to have!

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  11. yes, family history does indeed get lost after the passing of years. i guess that's why so many want to trace back and find as much family and info as they can

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  12. I enjoyed seeing the photograph of your great grandmother, Adam. I'm spending a lot of time trying to identify old family photos and save the stories. Family history can be fascinating!

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  13. I want to get that dna test so much...
    I had a friend do my family tree up to my 4th great grandfather..and because he only used initials and changed them up often I'm thinking he was running from the law back in Ireland..so it may be tough going..ha

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  14. It's always fascinating to study old family photos like this. I have a few that I love to look upon and wonder what those people would have been like while they were alive.

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  15. What a wonderful photograph.

    All the best Jan

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