Formal family portrait

The spread of formal photo studio sittings into middle-class families could make for an interesting study. The earliest portraits, of course, were individuals who had to hold still for the image to set. Getting two or more people to cooperate simultaneously could present a challenge, though I do have the photo of Amos and Mary […]

A shift in the focus

When it comes to doing genealogical research, I know I’m not alone in that feeling that the further back we go in history, the more valuable our findings. Or something like that. My findings posted here reflect multiple stages of that drive. First was to connect my Ohio Hodson lines to earlier Hodgsons and Hodgins […]