Friday, May 8, 2020

German Church Photos from Adams County

Our very own EWGS member, Barb Jolly, deserves a big pat on the back for this project. She writes:  "I'm working on a project to get the confirmation pictures from the old German churches in Adams County on to FamilySearch. These are so important because they go back to the early 1900s when few people finished high school so no high school yearbook photos for those people for that age. And, best of all, these photos have the names typed onto them so they most likely are accurate. And FamilySearch is eager to work with me on this project." 

What Barb requests help with is this: "Are there other German churches in the state that would also have photos like these? These old churches are closing fast, congregations thinning out and young people no longer attending. I wonder if the Washington State Historical Society could help us find these churches if they still exist?" 

Well, Barb, when the bell rings and the starting gate opens (think horse racing) and we can get back to the MAC/Ferris Archives, I'll go looking for you.......... and invite you to come hunt too? 

Anybody else able to help Barb?  (

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