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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Great-Grandmother M. 1907-1926

Great-Grandmother M. 1907-1926

Died giving birth to Grandfather C. (my paternal grandfather).

I really wanted to share this photo even though it's not large enough. People who have seen it really like it.

Great-Great Grandmother F.

Great-Great Grandmother F.

My paternal grandmother's maternal grandmother. Sometime in the 1800s. I was born in 1980.

Great-Great-Great Grandmother K.

Great-Great-Great Grandmother K.

My paternal grandmother's mother's mother's mother. This would be sometime in the 1800s. I was born in 1980. This doesn't meet the size requirement, but I really wanted to submit it because of how old it is.

Great-Great Grandfather W. "T"

Great-Great Grandfather W. "T"

My paternal grandmother's paternal grandfather. I don't know what year this was, but I was born in 1980 [that might give some perspective]. It was definitely pre-1900.

Great-Great Grandmother L.

Great-Great Grandmother L.

My paternal grandmother's paternal grandmother. I don't know what year this was, but I was born in 1980 if that helps give any idea.

Father's Family 1964

Father's Family  1964

Left: Aunt K., Father, Grandmother R., Aunt S.

Right: Top - Uncle T., Grandfather C., Uncle M. Bottom - Aunt M., Aunt T.

All are still alive except my Aunt T. They lived in Texas.

Mignon and Herbert

Mignon and Herbert

Great-Grandmother M. and Great-Grandfather H. in the 1920s.

 
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