FAMILY RESEARCHERS, PLEASE NOTE.....I do not research these families and don't have any family information other than posted or linked to. If the picture is from you may be able to get more info there. If you find your family here, please leave a comment with an accessible blogger profile so that I can reply!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Long awaited additions....

I don't know anyone but myself who has long awaited any additions to this picture blog, but isn't it best to assume the positive?

Here are some photos from various genealogy or other sites. These are just thumbnails to tempt you. Clicking on the photo or on the link I give should link you to the family's site, to the page where the photo is. This is for courtesy and possibly copyright reasons.

The Jacob-Buys family. Clicking on the picture above will take you to the original site, where names are listed under the photo.

Upon reading a little further, I came up with these interesting points about this Dutch family.
There were 19 children; two were born after this photo.
Their given names were actually much more "interesting" than the ones under the photo. They are very Latin sounding.
There were 60 grandchildren, from 9 of the children in the photo.
Of the other 10 children in this family...
3 died as babies (3rd, 11th, and 18th children)
4 took holy orders (7th, 9th, 12th, and 19th children)
3 were otherwise unmarried (8th, 10th, and 17th children).

....Link:Chastain family, apparently siblings

It appears the women at the top of the last picture are sisters, and the children in front are their children, sitting with their grandparents.

Click HERE to see the Bretzke and Kopriva family page, where you click on the thumbnails to see the large versions of the two pictures above.

These pictures are from a page for a film called FAUBOURG TREMÉ, the untold story of black New Orleans. Click HERE to see the page, and click on the thumbnails on that page to see their large version.


16 blessings'mom said...

You have a fascinating hobby....this first family with the 19 children is interesting, yet it makes me so sad for that mommy....she lost too many babies. I am thankful that I have had my children in these times with antibiotics and must have been so much work for these families, too. Refrigeration? Disposable diapers? Wipes?....

Natalia said...

Hi! I'm glad you like the pictures. I completely agree with you, though about too many losses. It is hard to imagine the hardships. Thanks for stopping by.