It was a good week for my photos. I was able to scan and identify 40 new images and was able to begin to analyze them. I had eight photos that related to the Britt family of Pearl, New Brunswick, Canada. I was unable to find “Pearl,” but I did find the individuals in Canada Census records as living in Perth, New Brunswick. Near Perth, I found a “Pearl Road,” so I’m sure I have the correct family and people. There were photos of Philip J. Britt, his wife Florence (Leighton) Britt, and his sister, Maude (or Maud) Britt. Also, there were two photos of the house. I was able to find the individuals in Family Search’s Family Tree and posted the photos to the Memory sections for them. I posted the images to my Flickr Account. I also contacted the Perth Historical Society (via Facebook) and shared the posting with them.
If you are related to this family, I’d love to hear from you and learn if you had seen these photos before.
Images of our ancestors make a wonderful addition to our family history. As such I decided I wanted to do a project to share more images. Not of my ancestors, but rather, people I don’t know. As a start, I took 8 photos, digitized them, and added information from the backs of the photos. I did a little research on the individuals to see if I could find them in Family Search. If I did, I uploaded a copy of the photo to the Memories section of the profile. People I found on Family Search included:
Mable Evelyn Bridges – West Brooklin, Maine – June 1919
Edna Dingley – Richmond, ME
Bernes O. Norton – Belfast, ME
Three of the images had enough information regarding them I felt it was appropriate to upload them to “Dead Fred.” They were:
Charles Lovering 510 Ohio Street, Bangor, ME – BHS Class of 1932
William B. Smith Jr., 43 Ratchford St., Quincy, MA – Rec’d July 18, 1935 (b. c.1919)
Perley Britt Wood – b. Feb. 13, 1886 – son of Charles & Margery Wood of Rockland Maine
Finally, two of the images didn’t seem appropriate for either site, because I couldn’t find the first name for either. They were:
___ ___ Hill – Belfast, ME
“Nannie” Howe – 1831-1914 – Bath, Maine
(This is probably Harriet A (Rush) Howse – Birth, Death, and Location match.)
I uploaded all of the images to a new album on Flickr.
I will try to do more over the coming months. If you find a photo of your ancestor, please let me know.