Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wordless (Nearly) Wednesday - a 3rd GGMother

Wordless (Nearly) Wednesday
A 3rd GGMother

Beatrix (Elsie) Fad, born 1805, Alcase-Lorraine, France/Germany

Mother of my father's paternal grandfather, Michael Smith

Photo likely from around 1850-60

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. How nice you have photos that old! You are very lucky!

  2. Not s lot, of course, but nice to have the few we do, for sure. Thanks for the comment! ;-)

  3. What a great photo! I think you win bragging rights for the oldest person photographed in a genealogy blog. I love that bonnet!

  4. Actually, there was an older one at:


  5. I have to thank you! I have been tracing my roots and I had no clue about my grandfather Lee Arnold Smith's family, until I came across your family tree history. Amazing! It is so good to know where I came from. Thank you so much for sharing! Laurel Brunken

  6. Thank you, Laurel. It is a comment like yours that keeps me going! My youngest daughter is going to Europe this fall, and one of her projects is finding out more about our Michael Smith - son of Beatrix, above. In fact, she called me from her home in Austin, just last night, and asked some questions, including about Beatrix!
    Please send me a note, if you will, at so I can keep in touch with you as we find more information. OK? Thanks! ;-)