I know this is a common refrain, but please give heed. Don’t give up searching for family history photos!
This photo appeared recently in a stack of photos. I don’t have a single childhood photograph of my Grandmother, Colleen Mary Andra, later married to Jonas, Elliott, and Lloyd. But because of the stack of photos and others in the photos, I knew this child was an Andra. It caught my eye pretty quickly though because I thought I caught a hint of something more familiar. Instantly I had a hunch this was my Grandma.
It was only after I messaged it to her surviving brothers that they quickly pointed it out as Colleen! I have my first photo of my Grandma as a child.
She was born 27 May 1928 in Preston, Idaho. I am guessing she is about 3 in the photo, which puts it around 1931. The dress, pearls, and look match the time period as well.
I see my mother in her as well. I scanned it in higher resolution so I can zoom in. So many of the features I recognize and see in my mother’s own child pictures. I can see one or two of the features in some of my own children as well. Isn’t genetics a miracle?