What’s the Oldest Photo in Your Collection?


A few weeks ago, the New England Historic Genealogical Society published the results to a family photo survey in their e-news. I immediately thought…so why didn’t I think of doing that type of survey? Well, thanks to Survey Monkey I can. Now I want to know a little bit more about your photo collection. Does it stop with your grandparents or go back into the age of the daguerreotype? You can take my five question survey by following this link.. Results will be tallied on November 17th.

Members of NEHGS had more photos of their great-grandparents than they did of their parents or grandparents. It was a slight advantage of four percentage points, but I was a bit surprised. After all, think about the number of amateur photographers in our families. Very interesting!



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