Mystery Marriage or Record Keeping Mistake? Maria Chardoulias Halvangis (1894-1951)

Mystery Marriage or Record Keeping Mistake? Maria Chardoulias Halvangis (1894-1951)

A mystery is brewing on the Halvangis/Chardoulias branch of my family tree. Was my great grandmother married once BEFORE she married my great grandfather or is this a records keeping mistake? Here is what I know.

The Power of Professional Photo Colorization to Make Your Relatives Real: The Rhoads Sisters

The Power of Professional Photo Colorization to Make Your Relatives Real: The Rhoads Sisters

A talented photograph colorization artist has the power to make your ancestors stories come to life. Here is an example from my own family history: The Rhoads Sisters.

Pic of the Week (#131) - Ida's Patriotic Summer Celebration

Pic of the Week (#131) - Ida's Patriotic Summer Celebration

Always fun-loving and jovial, this photo really captures the spirit of my great grandmother, Ida Rhoads Sears (1900-2002). She is own the far right wearing the American flag hat. This is part of her story.

"The Babble of A Drunken Man" - The Life and Duel Death of Ozeme Roy (1862-1909) and His Friend, Wade

"The Babble of A Drunken Man" - The Life and Duel Death of Ozeme Roy (1862-1909) and His Friend, Wade

Ozeme Roy (1862-1909), a saloon-keeper, and Wade Higganbotham (unk. - 1909), a town constable, both died from bullets and pistol butts in an altercation between them outside the saloon that Ozeme owned. This is their story.

Pic of the Week (#130) - "Group of Educated Orang Utans", the Bronx Zoo, and the Parks Family (Postcard, 1905)

Pic of the Week (#130) - "Group of Educated Orang Utans", the Bronx Zoo, and the Parks Family (Postcard, 1905)

Here is a quirky postcard from 1905. It shows a “Group of Educated Orang Utans” gathered around a table sharing a meal. It is from the New Your Zoological Park. Can you help me find the story of the Parks family?

Pic of the Week (#123) - "See you soon. Lots of Love - Cécile" (France, 1933)

Pic of the Week (#123) - "See you soon. Lots of Love - Cécile" (France, 1933)

Here is a beautiful French postcard from 1933 showing a young woman in a green and gold dress and holding a bouquet of purple flowers. Does the translation of her French letter on the back help us tell her story?