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Friday, January 8, 2010

From the Barefoot Files...

Today -- the vintage photo is my great grandfather. George Walter King has appeared on the blog before. He was on the left -- the old gentleman -- in the photo showing Stafford Springs. His amnesty paper from the Civil War was also featured in another post.

Here he is again. I chose his photo today since his birthday is just around the corner. He was born in 1834 and died in 1914. He was 69 years old when his last child, my grandfather, was born. He and my great grandmother were married in 1878.

I just looked that info up in my family tree. Like many people interested in genealogy, I have an Ancestry account. Funny thing I found today -- when I looked up George -- there was a hint for him today. So I clicked that little leaf (have you all seen those commercials about clicking the leaves?). Anyway -- it was nothing -- it just let me know that he appears in someone else's family tree. Me being curious -- I looked it up and there is the photo I uploaded for my tree! Someone lifted my family photo for their tree. Can people do this? Does condone taking photos from another person's account without seeking permission? I need to look into this.


1 comment:

Lindy said...

This of course is my fear of putting all this on line. Let me know what you find out.
Once I googled my mother, who is a flutist, and someone had recorded a concert she did and was getting money for selling it on line. She didn't want to do anything about it.

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