Saturday, October 14, 2017

3rd Anniversary of the Old Family Photographs Website

Three years ago this week the Old Family Photographs website was launched! The website was established to preserve and share the large collections old family photographs that are in my care. Many of the photographs belonged to my great grandmothers.

Over the last three years the site has grown to house over 600 old family photographs and family documents. The documents include post cards, hand written notes, letters and newspaper clippings. The content is housed in thirteen different collections.

The collections currently available include:
Many of the photographs featured belonged to my great grandmothers Helen Bukowski and Frances Philomena Selker. Over the last three years other family members have been very generous and have donated additional photographs to be shared with the collections.

One of the key additions over the last year include the Edward C. Selker Sr. Collection. These were a lovely addition to The Selker Collection. The collection includes photographs of Edward C. Selker Sr. and his son Edward Charles Selker, Jr.

The second lovely addition expanded the Virginia McDonald Geary Collection. Virginia's daughter shared several old photographs and family records including photographs of Virginia's parents Ambrose Aloysius McDonald and Gertrude Anna O'Neill. The collection also includes photographs of Virginia's siblings Helen Gertrude McDonald and Ambrose Aloysius McDonald, Jr. Several photographs of Caroline Loretta O'Neill, Virginia's Aunt were also included.

The old family photographs website is housed under the MB Boutiques Brand. To navigate to the old family photo collections select Photo Collections from the top navigation bar.
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We are very fortunate to have a large collection of old family photographs. There are still many more old photographs to be shared. My goal going into fall and winter be to continue to add new content to the site on a regular basis. New content will be shared using this platform. Updates will also be provided via the Facebook page - Our Ancestors - The Murosky & McDonald Ancestral Lines if you wish to follow along that way.

To learn more about the work to setup the website and prepare the photographs for sharing please visit the Portraits of a Life section. Portraits of a Life is a project to digitize, archive, restore and share the large collection family photographs that are in my care. View the original post Launch of the Old Family Photographs Website.

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