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August 17, 2005

Finding old books is tough

One of my parents went through a number of old book stores in Santiago, Chile with a long list of books I've been trying to get a copy of. We finally got a copy of this one: it's in pretty good condition for a 1927 edition, and it came with a hefty price tag.

It's part of the joy of being a genealogist I suppose as well.

August 17, 2005 at 01:21 AM in Chile | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

August 11, 2005

Using Flickr to share genealogy pictures

Most of us have gazillion of old pictures at home that we rarely look at or share with family. By us, I mean genealogists who collect all family documents from all family members (photocopies, pictures, etc.).

I started uploading some pictures recently on Flickr where the note-on-a-picture is a wonder to help identify who's who. On this picture for instance, you see my great-great-grandparents Stanislaus HANNIG and Berta ULRIKSEN SIEMSEN on a boat crossing the Atlantic between Germany and Chile, with their 5 kids. I don't remember the exact date of the trip off the tip of my head, but it should be around 1905 or so.

Have a look, I uploaded about 380 pictures on this set, and it includes also lots of old pictures of Chile that were used in postcards used between my family members.

(cross-posted from sepulveda.net)

August 11, 2005 at 04:39 PM in Chile, Germany | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack