Never seen photographs of your grandparents may be with second cousins.
- Siblings share parents
- First cousins share grandparents
- Second cousins share great grandparents
- Third cousins share great great grandparents
- Fourth cousins share great great great grandparents
So what does that mean to you genealogically?
When your great-grandparents had children they created a family. That family of children gave you the opportunity to have second cousins. One of that family of children became one of your grandparents, the rest of those children became your great-aunts and or great- uncles. If you lack photographs of one of your grandparents as a child, an excellent source of new pictures can be from your second cousins on that side. Your grandparent was either a great-aunt or a great-uncle to those second cousins of yours. Their childhood photographic momentos have been saved (if you are lucky) and inherited down family lines to cousins. You may have never seen those photos. You could be in for a pre facebook photo-sharing opportunity.
Siblings in Snapshots
Here is a snapshot of my grandmother, her parents and two brothers probably taken between 1917 and 1925.
Mabel Fisher (Sherwood) King, John Rutledge King, Oliver Kenneth King, Mildred Sherwood King and Rutledge Fisher King in Morristown, Hamblen Co., Tennessee.
My second cousin, Lisa Catron sent me this picture of my grandmother, her two brothers and their grandfather, ca. 1908-1912.
Mildred Sherwood King, Henry McDonough Sherwood, Rutledge Fisher King and Oliver Kenneth King in Morristown, Hamblen Co., Tennessee, photograph probably made between 1908 and 1912.
I am saving a spot right here for a picture from the third branch of the family with all three siblings. Come on Bob!