Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Announcing the ISGS 2016 Ancestor Photo Contest


George and Frank GOULD. “George S. Gould: born Aug 1883, Chicago, died Dec 1944, Chicago.  John Francis Gould: born Jan 1878, Chicago, died Sep 1953, Chicago. A photo of my grandfather, George S. Gould, and his brother, John Francis “Frank” Gould, at work.  I do not know the date of the photos, but both men were in Chicago, working for the railroad, in the 1910 Census.  Frank was married and had six children by that time.  My grandparents did not marry until 1917.  My mother was 18 years old when her father died, so photographs and stories are the only connection I have to him and I treasure every detail.  Frank and George are next to each other on the left.” Submitted by Marsha Hosfeld.


When visiting the ISGS website, have you ever wondered “Who are those people in the photos at the top of the page?

The photo above and all the photos you see in the header of the ISGS Website were winners in the last ISGS Ancestor Photo Contest. ISGS is happy to announce the 2016 ISGS Ancestor Photo Contest and asks this question: wouldn't it be great to see our own ancestors' photos up there?

Between April 1 and May 31, 2016, ISGS is asking members to submit photos of their own ancestors for use on the ISGS website. If your photo is selected, it will be displayed on a rotating-basis in the top banner of the ISGS website along with other member-submitted photos. You can view all the pervious years' winners at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=156.

Not only will you be credited with the photo submission, but you'll also be able to provide a brief biography of the person or persons in the photo.

Click here for more information and instructions on submitting your ancestor photos!

NOTE: You must be a member of ISGS to participate in the 2016 ISGS Ancestor Photo Contest. Click here to join!

Photo: George and Frank GOULD. “George S. Gould: born Aug 1883, Chicago, died Dec 1944, Chicago. John Francis Gould: born Jan 1878, Chicago, died Sep 1953, Chicago. A photo of my grandfather, George S. Gould, and his brother, John Francis “Frank” Gould, at work. I do not know the date of the photos, but both men were in Chicago, working for the railroad, in the 1910 Census. Frank was married and had six children by that time. My grandparents did not marry until 1917. My mother was 18 years old when her father died, so photographs and stories are the only connection I have to him and I treasure every detail. Frank and George are next to each other on the left.” Submitted by Marsha Hosfeld.

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