Family History News and Views from Lisa Louise Cooke, host of The Genealogy Gems Podcast at www.GenealogyGems.com
Friday, October 9, 2009
An Ancestor Is Known By His Pets?
Back in 1905 The New York Tribune ran an article entitle "A Man Is Known By His Pets Some People Say." Could this concept be the next addition to genealogy databases - should we be adding Fido to our ancestor's Pedigree chart? Or would that just be barking up the wrong tree? (I know, ouch!)
To learn more about how pets provide insights to their owners, check out the Library of Congress' Flickr photostream. They have added another year's worth of historic illustrated newspaper pages. The New-York Tribune Illustrated Supplement section of 1905, printed on Sundays, includes published images of signature events of 1905, including: Russian peasants in revolt, dog shows, balloon animals, sculpted shrubbery, and more....In Flickr, you can tag it, add a note, share it....and even read more about it! Chronicling America Illustrated Newspaper Pages from 1905 Added to LC Flickr Photostream