Monday, June 6, 2011

The Face of Genealogy

LA Weekly posted a very offensive and tasteless picture to accompagny an article about the upcoming 42nd Annual Southern California Genealogy Society Jamboree in California, taking place this month.  Needless to say, the genealogy community was in an uproar over this picture and flooded LA Weekly with their comments.  Within a very short time, the offensive picture was removed.

In response to a post on Geneabloggers on June 5th, I am posting the Face of My Genealogy.

This is a picture of my Great Grandfather, John Burnett, taken in 1889 - a highly respected police detective in Dundee, Scotland.  If it wasn't for genealogy, I would never have known what he looked like.

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©2011, copyright Alana Farrell

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