Family Trees and Genealogy: What’s In A Picture?

20th May 2023 – Who Exactly Is In This Photo?

From left to right: Margaret Edith Ellis, Winifred Elfreda Ellis, Augustus Emmanuelle Ellis, Kathleen Edith Ellis

This month I have been trying to track the provenance of this photo and the exact details of who is who.

Thanks to my brother Mark, who had the original picture. He told me there is handwriting on back which says 1906.

Dad says the handwriting is by his Aunty Kath.

She is the long-haired girl on the bottom right of the picture. Her full name is Kathleen Edith Ellis.

This might be the year the photo was taken.

Or maybe not.

Dad says pinning Aunty Kath’s age down was always ‘a bone of contention’. No one ever quite knew how old she was. By her design.

If, for now, we assume 1906 is a good guesstimate, then Kathleen, who looks about six, would have been born in 1900 right on the turn of the 20th century.

Next to the left is Kathleen’s Dad Augustus Emmanuelle Ellis.

Then we have Winifred Elfreda Ellis, who looks about 3 so probably born in 1903.

And then Margaret Ellis, Mum of Winifred and Kathleen and wife of Augustus.

23rd March 2023 — National Melba Toast Day

A very old family photograph

Today I begin my quest to research the people in this photograph.

I have been staring at this picture for best part of my life.

It is an old photograph that my Dad gave to me.

It has his Mum, my Nana Smith in it.

She is the kid stood up in between her Mum and Dad with her sister down to the left.

This blog will get updated with my progress. Wish me luck!

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