Find out when new genealogy databases are put online. This might seem obvious, but if a photograph is stuck in an old album or framed up on the wall, it may be that nobody has looked on the back for years.
Changes in technology, leisure, work, cultural and moral values, homelife and politics have all contributed to lifestyle trends which influence the clothes we wear. This is study of a father and his two adult daughter a year after the death of his wife. The carte de visite gained popularity quickly during the Civil War as soldiers and family exchanged photographs. Free Ships' Passenger lists, orphan records, almshouse records, JJ Cooke Shipping Lists, Irish Famine immigrants, family surnames, church records, military muster rolls, census records, land records and more are free to help you find your brick-wall ancestor. Boxes of old photographs can sometimes come down the family with no indication of who the sitters are.