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Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« on: Sunday 20 November 16 19:44 GMT (UK) »
About 40 years ago in Cornwall I acquired a wallet of old scratched dusty negatives, source unknown. I threw them into a box of junk and forgot about them. I recently found them again and spent days cleaning and printing them. I have no idea who the people are. Is this the right place to post a few in the hope someone can identify them so I can reunite them?

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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 November 16 15:59 GMT (UK) »
It is very difficult to identify people from old photos  I'm afraid, even if you know which family they are from.
 I have a lovely album  of old photos, only one has a name on, but I presume the others are family members too, but I really can't identify who is who.
By all means post them, but probably the best that anybody can do is date them..
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 23 November 16 14:23 GMT (UK) »
About 40 years ago in Cornwall I acquired a wallet of old scratched dusty negatives, source unknown. I threw them into a box of junk and forgot about them. I recently found them again and spent days cleaning and printing them. I have no idea who the people are. Is this the right place to post a few in the hope someone can identify them so I can reunite them?

Its worth posting some of them on the forum. This is one of the most popular genealogy sites. You never know!  ;D

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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 23 November 16 14:48 GMT (UK) »
Oh yes please! We'd love to see them!

There was a thread a while back where a series of old photos was posted - the house and family were eventually identified. I remember another example which I thought had no hope of being identified, but someone recognised a person in the photo.

A lot depends on the era, if the family were a prominent one in the area, if there are any identifiable houses etc ... and a bit of good luck.

Depending on how many photos you have it can often help to post them in batches, eg a series of photos taken in the same location or on the same day (people wearing the same outfits).

I look forward to seeing them.


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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 November 16 18:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi Joybaloo,

Welcome to Rootschat.

Please post some of them.  You would be surprised the success that people have had in the past on here.

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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 16:44 GMT (UK) »
Hello, thanks for your advice. I have tried twice to upload some photos but they don't seem to appear on site. Perhaps because we can't be sure if the people are still alive. Perhaps I haven't been a member long enough. I'll give it one more try and then try something else. Thanks for your help anyway. I love this community.
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 16:49 GMT (UK) »
Excellent photos.

The woman by the signpost looks expensively dressed in designer outfit
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 17:55 GMT (UK) »
I agree with SB, a family with a bit of money I would think.
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 18:01 GMT (UK) »
The "pot" or porcelain item on the porch looks as though it was purchased abroad by a Navy man or a soldier and brought home as a gift.
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