I love going to estate sales and auctions, as well as antique stores. Often I come across a boxes of old photographs – pictures of families, of children, of someone’s ancestors – someone’s link to the past.
This really saddens me, no one has claimed these pictures, no one knows who they are.
I too have a box of pictures in my possession – I know they belong to our family, but I don’t know who they are. These are just a few “Unknowns” in my collection.
Recently I was doing some online research on my husband’s side of our family tree, and came upon this site: Het nageslacht van IJtzen Lieuwes Tamminga en Hiltje Karsjens Kalma As I was looking around on this great site, I ended up on this page page and found a very familiar picture, a picture in my “unknown” collection.
I now know that the lady in the picture was Antje Tjitzes Miedema, a sister of my husband’s grandfather – Klaas Tjitzes Miedema.
This site also provided me with more pictures of his grandmother’s family.
So thank you.
This leaves me one less mystery to solve.
STRANGERS IN THE BOX
-Pamela A. Harazim