What was that question? Dad, what is your Mom's maiden name? He did not know. This sparked the investigative side of me and I spent the next 5 years meeting with every relative I could find. I gathered a ton of information and most importantly, obtained copies of priceless pictures of my ancestors, aunts, uncles, cousins and other branches of the Giuffre Family.
My entire family is now involved with this love of seeking and preserving history for future generations. We started posting old photos on the internet, initially as a safety measure to maintain a copy of these priceless treasures in a place other than our home. This evolved into collecting old family pictures from flea markets, antique stores and other odd places as an effort to post on the internet in hope of reuniting these treasures with their original family. Testimonials may be found in various places within our site (or are in the process of being migrated from old site).
|This picture collection evolved into collecting yearbooks, because basically, we were finding that almost every box we bid on at an auction with old family pictures in it - also had the parent's high school yearbooks as well. We now have over 6000 12,000 yearbooks in our collection, specializing in the Washington DC metro area. If you find a picture of the cover - we have it and can look up a name for you and send you a picture!|
For years, I was just throwing these yearbooks in a closet, not knowing quite what to do with them. I then started to look at my own library and realized, I too still have every one of my elementary, junior high, & high school yearbooks (that my parents were able to purchase), as well as all of my children's school yearbooks. These become part of your history, especially, if like our family back in the 50s and 60s, you lived within a block or so of most of your aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins - which we did - and we all went to the same schools! To this day I live within 2 or 3 miles of two of my brothers. The other 3 have scattered but only one is out of state.
This will always be a 'work-in-process'!