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# Sunday, June 17, 2012
Family Photos Shared at Jamboree: Threshing Wheat
Posted by Maureen

I love going to genealogy conferences. The people, the photos and the stories all add up to a fantastic experience. For the last four years I've trekked out to California for the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree. It's a regional conference with a national feel—a big program with nationally known speakers.

Every year, folks stop by to show me their photos. Some people come back each year and as you might expect, friendships develop. 

Here's a picture of Mildred "Millie" Vander Hoeven and me at Jamboree in 2010.

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Millie stops by to chat and share stories of her childhood. She's sent me pictures of her childhood and her parents.

Family photo collections are an amazing array of people portraits and other types of pictures. These next two images of Millie's show men threshing wheat. I need to chat with her to get a bit more information. 

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Can anyone—perhaps someone familiar with farming—comment on what the crews are doing in these photos? Click Comments below to share your thoughts.


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  • Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900
  • Preserving Your Family Photographs
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  • Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album

  • Genealogy events | occupational | unusual photos
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:57:07 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #  Comments [6]