Probably the most sought after items for any family tree are ancestral photos. In our family they are precious few, and of course the further back we go, the possibility of finding any likenesses of our ancestors becomes an impossibility.
Back in early November as I was researching the Youmans-Burnett family, ancestors of my brother and I, I discovered that there was a “family album” of photos that were compiled for the town’s bicentennial by an historical association in the area that the Burnett family lived in, Upper Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia.
It took a while to find it for sale as it was printed in 1983 and most likely distributed only in the Musquodoboit region, but I did find a website for the Musquodoboit Valley Tourism Assn, the only place I could find that had copies for sale.
The Musquodoboit Family Album finally arrived the other day and within its pages are pictures of direct ancestors as well as aunts and uncles! The booklet itself is not of the highest quality and the photos in many cases are very low resolution images which made scanning them a little problematical, but for the most part they are clear, at least clear enough to get a good idea of what our forebears looked like!
Click on each image to be brought to their individual pages in “A Hoyt Family Genealogy”:
Many thanks to Claire of Musquodoboit Valley for the photo of Jane Newman Burnett and children!