Rhoads

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.

Little Leo Campbell (1918-1923)

Little Leo Campbell (1918-1923)

This is the story of Little Leo Campbell (1918-1923), my 1st cousin 2x removed.

The Contemplative Beard of David Costlow (1853-1924)

The Contemplative Beard of David Costlow (1853-1924)

The beard of David Costlow (1853-1924) is a soft and greying cloud in active weather. David’s calm eyes rest contemplatively above a yard that teeters tenuously between kempt and neglect.

Elderly Alcoholic Bachelor Dies Alone: Joseph Costlow (1855-1932)

Elderly Alcoholic Bachelor Dies Alone: Joseph Costlow (1855-1932)

Joseph Costlow (1855-1932), a lifetime bachelor of Cambria Count, PA, was my 3rd great uncle. He died, seemingly alone, from complications of his alcoholism. This is his story.

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#90) - The Rhoads Men of Cambria County, PA

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#90) - The Rhoads Men of Cambria County, PA

From my personal collection, this photograph shows several of the Cambria County, PA Rhoads men in my family tree. Here are their stories.

Rebecca Rhoads Seese (1859-1940)

Rebecca Rhoads Seese (1859-1940)

This is the story of my 3rd great aunt, Rebecca Rhoads Seese (1859-1940).

Ellen Amelia (George) Malzi (1866-1961) - Stories of Tragedy and Strength

Ellen Amelia (George) Malzi (1866-1961) - Stories of Tragedy and Strength

Ellen Amelia (George) Malzi (1866-1961) married John August Malzi (1865-1899) in 1891. She was widowed young, two months before their last child was born. Pictured here is Ellen, husbandless, with her 4 surviving fatherless children. Here are her stories of tragedy and strength.  

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#47)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#47)

John Edward Campbell (1892-1959) and Maryann Rukamp. "Uncle Ed" was the husband of my 2nd great aunt Amanda Alice (Rhoads) Campbell (1895-1988). She was the sister of my great grandmother.

 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#46)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#46)

This is Sister Jamesetta Rhoads. Born Lucille Rhoads (1906-2004), she is my first cousin twice removed. Sr. Jamesetta is one of several in my family tree who devoted their lives to a religious order. 

 

Genealogy, Suicide, and Your Family Tree

Genealogy, Suicide, and Your Family Tree

Societal taboos about suicide often leave the stories of those who take their own lives untold. Here is the story of my 2nd great uncle, John Rhoads (1886-1922).  

Discovering My Connection to the Kring Family of Pennsylvania

Discovering My Connection to the Kring Family of Pennsylvania

"From Sea to Shinning Sea: The Kring Family" - By Sandra Kring Leonard. Here's the story of how I discovered my connection to the Krings of Pennsylvania. 

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#19)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#19)

The Psychogenealogist Pic of the Week (#19) - The goat-pulled wagon of the Campbell kids (1924)