Sunday, April 11, 2010


My grandmother Marguerite Chevallier grew up in the village of Graffigny-Chemin, France. The house where she grew up is across the street from the church in this 1905 postcard.

Notice the clothing of the children in the image. Children today are more casual in their dress.

The internet is a useful tool to research family histories. This postcard, for instance, was found by googling French postcards. The website is too can search for old images by selecting keywords and letting Google do the work.

Another good source of family histories is the Mormon church's collection of records online.