Throwback Thursday: Four Great-Grandmothers

Someone posted on a family history site, asking members if we had photographs of our great-grandmothers. I’ve mentioned all four of mine at different times, in previous posts about family history. And I have photos of all of them. But I’d never looked at them all together before; I’d always concentrated on researching one familyContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Four Great-Grandmothers”

52 Ancestors, Week Two: Piccioli Family Portrait

It’s the second week of genealogist Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” project. Last week, for an ancestor I would like to have met, I climbed my mother’s branch of the tree and talked about her remarkable maternal grandmother, Mary Bartucci. This week, I’m moving over to my father’s side — specifically, toContinue reading “52 Ancestors, Week Two: Piccioli Family Portrait”

Throwback Thursday: Boardwalk Update

A couple days ago I posted a photo of my grandparents that I was surprised to find hidden behind another photo in a picture frame. It appeared to be from the late 1930s, and I speculated that it might have been taken on their honeymoon. In that post, I suggested several possible locations. Since then,Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Boardwalk Update”

Throwback Thursday: Hidden Treasure

This evening, I brought out an old photo of myself as a baby this evening and pulled it out of the frame to scan it. And behind it in the frame I found this picture, which I have never seen before! This is my maternal grandparents, Norma Tomassoni DeRicci and Ralph DeRicci. From their apparentContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Hidden Treasure”