My Genealogy, Photo

Library Card: 1966-1967

This is my mom's library card for the Carnegie Free Library of McKeesport from when she was a senior in high school in 1966-1967.

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My Genealogy, Photo

Best Friends: Taken April 12, 1975

In this photo taken on April 12, 1975, my mom is helping her cousin and best friend, Debbie, prepare for her wedding day.

My Genealogy, Photo

Mom: Prom 1967, Age 17

This is a candid shot outside my mom's house while she was getting her picture taken before heading off to McKeesport Area Senior High School's prom on June 2, 1967.  Her date was her high school boyfriend, Dave.  She's wearing her favorite color: yellow. My mom went to the coolest afterparty.  After attending the prom held at the… Continue reading Mom: Prom 1967, Age 17

American History, My Genealogy, Photo

Pap: Taken March 24, 1946, Age 18

My maternal grandfather's honorable discharge papers from the Army of the United States mention "3 days lost under AW 107." The reason for this was that he slipped home for a weekend from his basic training at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland in order to visit the girl he was dating: my grandmother. His friend forgot to sign him… Continue reading Pap: Taken March 24, 1946, Age 18

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Grammie: Taken 1943, Age 15-16

Since I started my photo posts with my mom, I thought I would continue with her side of the family for a while. My maternal grandmother had this portrait taken in 1943, while she was a sophomore in high school. She would be around 15 or 16 years old in this photo.

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Mom: Circa 1974-75, Age 25

Carol Ann Piotrowski Sopko My mom had this picture taken circa 1974-75 when she was 25 years old. She told me she had it taken as a Christmas present for my dad.

My Genealogy, Photo

Daily Post: Historical Family Photos

I've been inspired by Denise Ritter's photo blog, where she posts one new photo that she's personally taken each day.  I'd like to blog on a more continual basis, so I thought I would do something similiar and post one historical family photo per day. I am starting to scan and archive photos electronically so… Continue reading Daily Post: Historical Family Photos