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Are you having difficulty identifying people in photographs?  Here are some tips 

In the 19th century, it was a normal practice to list negatives of photographs in ledger books that also described the subject and date the photograph was taken.

Photographers’ account books, diaries, and journals may provide clues. Each exposure was assigned a negative number and portrait sittings always required more views. To find photographers’ records…try to contact his/her remaining family members. They may have a journal or ledger.


WHERE DO I START? Hints and Tips for Beginning Genealogists with On-line resources

Do you need some guidance in your genealogy search? Save time and avoid pitfalls in your research. This book provides simple, no-nonsense instructions to help you get started. Many FREE research links included.Where Do I Start is filled with Hints and Tips to begin your family genealogy research and acquire Genealogy information.

  • WHERE TO FIND – on-line resources, experienced genealogists will not be aware of many of these.
  • COURT RESEARCH – how to do court house research, where to find birth, death, social security records free on-line.
  • EIGHTY – ONE QUESTIONS – you should ask your elderly loved-ones before it’s too late.
  • TIPS ON BREAKING DOWN THE WALL – Everyone faces some difficulties in research, often called a ‘brick wall’ but WHERE DO I START? provides suggestions for overcoming them.



  1. Big Jim was one of a kind.

  2. That has to be big Jim’s sister right behind him!!!

  3. Bob Lichenstein….I bet you at least one of these peeps

  4. I was taken to one of his campaign stops in front of the Lee County courthouse in Opelika, Al. I was pretty young, but remember that he had a band on a flatbed trailer, and they sang “Y’all Come” over and over.

  5. I think Big Jim is pretty obvious

  6. Yall come see o’l big jim when y’all can.

  7. Well the big guy looks a lot like Big Jim Folsom.

  8. Look how nice everyone use to dress…imagine this pic today! kinda sad…..but love the old pics!

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