Sounds awful doesn't it? Digging up the family, but that's what has been happening, but in a digital and paper sense. :-) :-)
My mum has been researching our family tree for a long time now, she has gone as far back as the 1600's. I on the other hand decided to research my husbands family tree, and only started last year. With the help of his mother, I was able to obtain a basic family tree from her memory. What a memory she had, she certainly wasn't bad with the dates. I wish I had that skill.
To cut a long story short we have obtained all the family history photos from my husbands side of the family. And I have had the great joy of researching, comparing dates, archiving photos, war letters and even a wedding dress! I have been storing the items in proper archival boxes purchased from Zetta Florence located here in Fitzroy. I still have much to do!
It is so true what they say, 'Genealogy is addictive'. I have learned about Workhouses in the England, wars that I didn't know much about, learning to read 1800s census and so on. One can feel like a detective trying to find out the truth. Thanks to the Internet, the search has been made much easier and being a member of Ancestry.com of course is the icing on the cake for my research.
Here are a few photos I would like to share with you, from both sides of the family.