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Based on my recent trip to France as seen in the just-prior blog entry, I have located some 90 grandparents with the help of several genealogists and a “town expert”. But, they were all born before 1860. Most were born before cameras were even invented. So they fell into the “Blank Picture” abyss. That is, there was no picture available for them. It is always nice to include at least one picture in a Register Report.

The President of FAN-Genealogie, Lisa Bersinger, suggested using their signature from the birth certificate of a child, a will, a probate document or where ever a signature was provided. Sometimes if they were uneducated, the signature may be “his mark”. But whatever, it is closer to “them” than nothing.

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