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19th c. Female Girls Old Victorian Names Nicknames Biblical, Baby Women

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19th c. Female Girls Old Victorian Names Nicknames Biblical, Baby Women

19th Century Women’s Victorian era Great Old Names & Nicknames Hundreds of popular 19th century Victorian nicknames for Genealogy. We collect old nicknames, can you help? email ~debra with more. This is also a great source for girl baby names. Check out our Victorian boys, male nickname page here. Many of the old American names are biblical names. We keep a list of names from all the old family photos we handle and sell. ~debra ©2017 Ancestorville™ Can be freely shared and linked to, but not duplicated. Abbie or Abby is usually a nickname for Abigail. Ada may be a nickname for Adelia, Adela, Adelaide, Adele, Adeline, Adelle,...

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19th c. Old Victorian Nicknames Boys Male Baby Biblical Names Men

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19th c. Old Victorian Nicknames Boys Male Baby Biblical Names Men

19th Century Men’s Victorian era Old Names & Nicknames 19th c. Names: Hundreds of popular 19th century Victorian nicknames for Genealogy We collect old nicknames, can you help? email us with more. This is also a great source for boy baby names. Check out our Victorian boys, male nickname page here. Many of these old American names are Bible, Biblical names. Boys Male Victorian Nicknames, baby Names, Biblical Names...... Abiel, Able, Abel, Abiram, Abram, Abraham, or Abel: Abe Abednego, Abednigo: Abed Abel, Able, Abiel. Abanese, Aban Abinago Abiram, Abiran Abner Absolom Achsah Adoniram, Adonyah: Adon Adelbert, Del, Delbert Agrippa Al may be a nickname for Aldus, Alton,...

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Genealogy Article: Ancestral Migration Lost Family Photos Antiques

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Genealogy Article: Ancestral Migration Lost Family Photos Antiques

1900 Real Photo Postcard of Grover Price & Family. Found in the area of Berrien County, Michigan & Saint Joseph County, Indiana.  Ancestral Migration, “Fevers,” and the Finding of Lost Family Objectsby Debra Clifford, Ancestorville        An interesting article on "Ancestral Migration" by Barbara Krasner-Khait in Family Chronicle (May 2001) opened my eyes to the massive family migrations known as "fevers". A "fever" occurred when a hysteria about a new region swept through a district. This "fever" enticed families to move quickly, before they might lose out on the promise of better opportunity. Generally, it was a positive and exciting move,...

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19th c. Rewards of Merit Vintage Antique Schools History Collecting

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19th c. Rewards of Merit Vintage Antique Schools History Collecting

 1840-50's Hand Tinted Reward of Merit to Holland Philips from Florence E. Ballard. Found in Orlando Florida in Seminole, Orange and Brevard Counties. Hand tinted bird labeled a "Western Red Shouldered Hawk". We found evidence of an early Holland Philips family living in Greene or Dobbs County, NC, and later in the 20th century in Alleghany County PA.   An Article on the history of 19th c. Victorian era School Rewards of Merit by Debra Clifford, Ancestorville At Ancestorville, we have over 100 family identified Rewards of Merit cards for sale on our site, all searchable by surname and noted where they were...

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19th c. Tintype Photographs Civil War Antique Vintage Photography History

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19th c. Tintype Photographs Civil War Antique Vintage Photography History

1860-70's W.H. Pearce's Algonquin Bon Ton Tent. (Collection of author.) A wonderful early advertising piece for the traveling photographer tent of W.H.Pearce. (A Bon Ton is the same size as a CDV) See Dr. Cheney tintype photo below.  An Article on Tintype Photographs by Debra Clifford, Ancestorville The tintype, also known as "melainotype" or "ferrotype", was a real workhorse in early photography. The least expensive in their day, and the most common of all antique photographs to be found at flea markets and antique shops, tintypes are rarely identified with family names. The slick surface, of dark black or "chocolate" colored...

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