Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Power of Google

Orphan 0063 Irvine & Anna (Wertz) Bennett

Over a year ago, I posted this 16 x 20 portrait of Irvine and Anna Rebecca (Wertz) Bennett.  While I did find living descendants, nobody wanted to claim the portrait.  A few days ago, another researcher, who is working on this Bennett line and revising a book on the family, found the original blog post through a Google search and contacted me.

After trying to figure out how to ship a 16 x 20 flat object (more difficult than you’d think—I had to get creative!!), it will be on it’s way to West Virginia tomorrow.  I’m so happy I finally found a home for this portrait…it’s certainly a one-of-a-kind piece and deserves a good home.  And, the researcher will likely reproduce it in his book.



Far Side of Fifty

Wonderful!! I am always thrilled to mail off a photo! Way to go! :)


I look every week hoping you'll bump into some of my family line! Keep up the great work!

Carol MacKay

Yay! It's always great news when a photo can go back to the family!

Amy Coffin, MLIS



I have read your blog re the photo of Irvine Bennett. I too have Bennetts in my family (i.e. my maternal grandmother). I am wondering if you have your tree on the net or whether we can find out if there is a link. Way to go in tracking down a home for the photo.
Karen Dixon, Brisbane, Australia


Is anyone able to help me with Samuel Adams. He is believed to have been born in Devon around 1849 and came to Australia possibly 1872. He is an elusive ancestor. I am trying to find out about his parents and/or origins.

Thanks heaps
Karen Dixon, Brisbane, Australia

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