Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Recent Ancestor Photographs

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was:

1)  Do you have photos of all of your ancestors back to the 1850 time frame?  Which recent ancestors do you not have a photograph of?  

2)  Review your files, and list the ancestors for whom you want and/or need to find a photograph.  Also list where they resided and where they died.  Where would you look to find a photograph of them?


3)  Share your answers on your own blog post (and leave a comment here with a link), or on Facebook or other social media.

I have very few photos for my ancestors, so it was quicker to run an ancestor report, and to delete the people from it that I have a photo of.

These are my ancestors back to my 3x great grandparents that I don’t have a photo of.

Third Generation (Grandparents)

4. John Ernest Whimpey, son of Joseph Whimpey and Sarah Jane Sharp, was born on 19 May 1884 in Newbridge, Victoria, Australia, died on 15 Jul 1960 in Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia, and was cremated on 18 Jul 1960 in Fawkner Crematorium And Memorial Park, Fawkner, Victoria, Australia.

John married Ivy May Harley

5. Ivy May Harley, daughter of Alexander Alexander Harley and Henrietta Louisa Russell, was born on 6 Sep 1890 in 33 Hambleton Street, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia, died on 4 Jun 1959 in 63 Brown Street, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, and was cremated on 5 Jun 1959 in Fawkner Crematorium And Memorial Park, Fawkner, Victoria, Australia.

Ivy married John Ernest Whimpey

7. Edith Meriden Docwra, daughter of Harry Docwra and Emily Alice Oliver, was born on 26 Jan 1904 in 6 Canterbury Place, Prahran, Victoria, Australia, died on 26 Jun 1948 in Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 28 Jun 1948 in Preston Cemetery, Preston, Victoria, Australia.

I have a photo that I think is of her.

Edith married Wilfred Palmer Marr

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandparents)

9. Sarah Jane Sharp, daughter of Henry Sharp and Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd, was born on 3 Jan 1853 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, died on 28 Jun 1906 in Tarnagulla, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 1 Jul 1906 in Tarnagulla Cemetery, Tarnagulla, Victoria, Australia.

Sarah married Joseph Whimpey

11. Henrietta Louisa Russell, daughter of Thomas Henry Russell and Maria Louisa Doyle, was born on 22 Nov 1865 in Staffordshire Reef, Victoria, Australia, died on 17 Nov 1949 in Hazel Glen, Woolamai, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 18 Nov 1949 in Kilcunda Cemetery, Kilcunda, Victoria, Australia.

Henrietta married Alexander Alexander Harley

14. Harry Docwra, son of Alfred Docwra and Mary Scott, was born on 8 May 1866 in Dandenong Road, Keysborough, Victoria, Australia, died on 21 Aug 1934 in Warrandyte Road, Baxter, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 22 Aug 1934 in Frankston Cemetery, Frankston, Victoria, Australia.

Harry married Emily Alice Oliver

15. Emily Alice Oliver, daughter of George Oliver and Elizabeth Ann Ball, was born on 16 Jul 1877 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, died on 26 Oct 1925 in Baxter, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 28 Oct 1925 in Frankston Cemetery, Frankston, Victoria, Australia.

Emily married Harry Docwra

Fifth Generation (Great Great-Grandparents)

17. Margaret Price, daughter of John Price and Living, was born on 14 Feb 1815 in Merthyr Cynog, Breconshire, Wales, died on 31 Jul 1901 in Tarnagulla, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 1 Aug 1901 in Tarnagulla Cemetery, Tarnagulla, Victoria, Australia.

Margaret married Joseph Whimpey

19. Jane Elizabeth Oldroyd, daughter of Mark Oldroyd and Elizabeth Sidebottom, was born on 5 Apr 1828 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England and died on 10 Jul 1902 in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

Jane married Henry Sharp

20. Robert Harley, son of John Harley and Agnes Moncur, was born on 31 Mar 1817 in Perth, Scotland, died on 10 Oct 1891 in 63 Hambleton Street, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 13 Oct 1891 in Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.

Robert married Euphemia Dandie

21. Euphemia Dandie, daughter of John Dandie and Catherine Hardie, was born on 15 Mar 1824 in Fife, Scotland, died on 1 Oct 1902 in “Ulster”, Hambleton Street, Albert Park, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 2 Oct 1902 in Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.

Euphemia married Robert Harley

22. Thomas Henry Russell, son of Garrett John Russell and Susan Greene, was born on 11 Jun 1844 in Cork, Cork, Ireland and died on 14 Oct 1892 in Hotham East, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Thomas married Maria Louisa Doyle

23. Maria Louisa Doyle, daughter of Thomas Doyle and Catherine Mills, was born on 17 Jan 1847 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England and died on 28 Nov 1925 in Mental Hospital, Wendouree, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Maria married Thomas Henry Russell

26. William John Reeves, son of William Reeves and Maria Crook, was born on 4 Jul 1828 in Plymouth, Devon, England, died on 4 Sep 1888 in Narrigal, Talbot And Amherst, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 7 Sep 1888 in Majorca Cemetery, Majorca, Victoria, Australia.

William married Mary Gill

28. Alfred Docwra, son of Tempest Sell and Jane Docwra, was born before 13 Jul 1824 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, died on 2 Jun 1903 in Thomas Street, Prahran, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 3 Jun 1903 in Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia.

Alfred married Mary Scott

29. Mary Scott, daughter of Joseph Scott and Mary Muncy, was born in 1830 in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, England, died on 10 Dec 1885 in Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 12 Dec 1885 in Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia.

Mary married Alfred Docwra

30. George Oliver, son of Frederick Oliver and Susannah Campkin, was born on 9 Oct 1846 in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, died on 17 Jul 1930 in Swan Reach, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 18 Jul 1930 in Bairnsdale Cemetery, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.

George married Elizabeth Ann Ball

31. Elizabeth Ann Ball, daughter of William Edward Ball and Ann Slawson, was born on 27 Dec 1856 in Little Cremorne Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, died on 23 May 1909 in District Hospital, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 24 May 1909 in Bairnsdale Cemetery, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.

Elizabeth married George Oliver

Sixth Generation (3rd Great-Grandparents)

33. Elizabeth Clement was born about 1792, died on 28 Mar 1860 in Bridge Barton, Frome, Somerset, England, and was buried on 1 Apr 1860 in Frome, Somerset, England.

Elizabeth married William Whimpey

34. John Price .

John married someone.

36. William Sharp, son of John Sharp and Anna Maria Chatterton, was born in 1795 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England and died on 31 Mar 1866 in Baker’s Yard, Kirkgate, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

William married Sarah Rose Crossley

37. Sarah Rose Crossley, daughter of Thomas Crossley and Sarah Hartley, was born in 1804 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England and died on 12 Aug 1868 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

Sarah married William Sharp

38. Mark Oldroyd, son of John Oldroyd and Mary Whitworth, was born on 27 May 1791 in Alverthorpe, Yorkshire, England and died on 13 Apr 1868 in Grand Stand, Alverthorpe, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

Mark married Elizabeth Sidebottom

39. Elizabeth Sidebottom, daughter of David Sidebottom and Sarah Lockwood, was born in 1796 in Stanley, Yorkshire, England, died in 1878 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, and was buried on 14 Oct 1878 in West Parade Wesleyan Chapel, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.

Elizabeth married Mark Oldroyd

40. John Harley, son of Robert Harley and Janet McAish, was born on 18 Sep 1792 in Forres, Moray, Scotland, died on 11 Jun 1864 in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 12 Jun 1864 in Williamstown Cemetery, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia.

John married Agnes Moncur

41. Agnes Moncur, daughter of Thomas Moncur and Isobel Prain, was born on 13 Aug 1793 in Longforgan, Perth, Scotland and died on 16 Jan 1850 in Longforgan, Perth, Scotland.

Agnes married John Harley

42. John Dandie, son of John Dandie and Janet Donaldson, was born on 18 Dec 1800 and was buried on 6 May 1841 in Ferry Port on Craig, Fife, Scotland.

John married Catherine Hardie

43. Catherine Hardie, daughter of Peter Hardie and Janet Henderson, was born before 16 Feb 1799 and died on 11 Oct 1867 in Elizabeth Street, Ferry Port on Craig, Fife, Scotland.

Catherine married John Dandie

45. Susan Greene was born in 1819, died on 10 Dec 1884 in South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and was buried after 10 Dec 1884 in Buninyong Cemetery, Buninyong, Victoria, Australia.

Susan married Garrett John Russell

46. Thomas Doyle was born in 1814 in Dublin, Ireland, died on 4 Oct 1886 in Red Hill, Blackwood, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 6 Oct 1886 in Blackwood Cemetery, Blackwood, Victoria, Australia.

Thomas married Catherine Mills

47. Catherine Mills, daughter of Nathaniel Mills and Maria Allen, was born on 21 Feb 1818 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England and died on 16 Nov 1899 in Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia.

Catherine married Thomas Doyle

48. John Marr, son of Peter Marr and Ann Tosh, was born on 13 Dec 1790 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, died before 1 Jul 1851, and was buried on 1 Jul 1851 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.

John married Agnes Philp

49. Agnes Philp, daughter of Thomas Philp and Agnes Sturrock, was born in 1791 in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland and died on 6 May 1864 in Powie Place, Maxwelltown, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.

Agnes married John Marr

50. David Richardson was born in 1806.

David married Margaret Nicol.

51. Margaret Nicol was born in 1791 and was buried on 2 Feb 1846 in Howff Burial Ground, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.

Margaret married David Richardson.

52. William Reeves was born circa 1805 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England.

William married Maria Crook

53. Maria Crook was born Cal 1807 in Devon, England and died before 1871.

Maria married William Reeves

54. William Gill was born about 1790.

William married Mary Scott

55. Mary Scott was born in 1792 in Aspatria, Cumberland, England, died on 7 Apr 1872 in Cockatoo Gully, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 9 Apr 1872 in Majorca Cemetery, Majorca, Victoria, Australia.

Mary married William Gill

56. Tempest Sell, son of Simeon Sell and Edith Leete, was born before 20 Aug 1787, died on 22 Apr 1861 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, and was buried after 22 Apr 1861 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England.

Tempest had a relationship with Jane Docwra.

57. Jane Docwra, daughter of William Docwra and Elizabeth Quy, was born before 14 Jul 1800 and was buried on 12 Aug 1840 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England.

Jane had a relationship with Tempest Sell.

58. Joseph Scott, son of William Scott and Mary West, was born in 1797 and was buried on 26 Oct 1846 in Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England.

Joseph married Mary Muncy

59. Mary Muncy was born about 1806 and was buried on 4 Dec 1836 in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, England.

Mary married Joseph Scott

60. Frederick Oliver, son of Silvester Oliver and Mary Ann Burgess, was born on 14 Nov 1824 in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, died on 2 Apr 1855 in Church Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 3 Apr 1855 in Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.

Frederick married Susannah Campkin

61. Susannah Campkin, daughter of Stephen Campkin and Rebecca Pewter, was born on 14 May 1827 in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, England, died on 29 Mar 1880 in Brighton Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 31 Mar 1880 in Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.

Susannah married Frederick Oliver

62. William Edward Ball, son of James Ball and Esther Elizabeth Erickson, was born on 3 Nov 1825 in Gothenburgh, Sweden, died on 19 Feb 1893 in Picnic Point, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 22 Feb 1893 in Bairnsdale Cemetery, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.

William married Ann Slawson

63. Ann Slawson, daughter of George Slawson and Elizabeth Skempton, was born on 24 Aug 1836 in Brigstock, Northamptonshire, England, died on 11 May 1878 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia, and was buried on 12 May 1878 in Bairnsdale Cemetery, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.

Ann married William Edward Ball

Where might I find photographs of my ancestors?

• Family Members: I’ve had my family tree online for 10 years now, so I don’t think I’m going to have much luck getting any more photos from family members, unless I track down and contact descendants of the branches of the family that I don’t have photos for.

• In local and regional historical or genealogical societies – there may be photo collections or newspaper photos in vertical files of collected papers or local history books. – this is a possibility, since a couple of the photos I have are from a local history book

• In online photograph collections (e.g., Google Images, Dead Fred, etc.) – this may be a possibility, although I don’t think these collections have much from Australia.

There is every chance that there are no surviving photos of my ancestors – they may have never had a photo taken, or the photos may have been thrown away after the person who had them died.

Background of featured image is a photo from Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/new?photo=mZJcu881Gco.  – photo by Jeremy Bishop)

1 thought on “Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Recent Ancestor Photographs”

  1. That’s sad that you don’t have many photos. I hope some turn up. Were your ancestors in any organizations (like (churches or sorieties)or institutions (like schools) that might have photographs? Good luck!

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