Selma Kampe Blackmon encourages genealogical research by teaching and writing for the beginner and intermediate family historian. My personal family research includes the main surnames: Schuler, Kampe, Couch, Elsner, Dunham, Dralle, Armstrong, and Koppelmann. The surname locations are IL, NY and CT. Will County and LaSalle County are the main IL locations. Oneida County is the main NY location. Also, I volunteer at NARA of Atlanta.
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16 August 2013
WW I photos from Frank Taylor to Delcie Taylor, Vienna, Illinois postmark June 2, 1919
American Graves Prum, Germany 1919
Family histories are in photographs; genealogy is in dates. The
genealogy is the bones and skeleton on which to hang the family history of
photographs, diaries, and oral traditions.
About 40 plus photographs are looking for their skeleton,
their family. Would a genealogical society, historical society, library, museum
or family provide the exposure and love that these deserve?
The photos dated 1918-1919 are from Frank Taylor to his
sister Delcie Taylor, Vienna, Illinois.
Also, I have photos taken of the building of a bridge
between Illinois and Kentucky over the Ohio River probably a few years earlier
looking for permanent exposure and love. A few of the river photos may be
viewed at the article on “Genealogy: How to identify photographs” at