Signatures

H. NORMAN GOULD - MY DAD - 1971

PATRICIA A. GOULD - MY MOTHER - 1971



MRS. H. W. GOULD - MY PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER - 1936
MARIE W. GOULD - MY PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER - 1960
ROY V. GOUL D - MY PATERNAL GRAND UNCLE - 1942

HARRY W. GOULD - MY PATERNAL GRANDFATHER - 1936
FORD VAL GOULD - MY PATERNAL GRAND UNCLE - 1917
RICHARD H. HUDSON - MY 5TH GREAT GRANDFATHER - 1856
JOSEPH A. MILNE - MY MATERNAL GRANDFATHER - 1936
JOSEPH A. MILNE - MY MATERNAL GRANDFATHER - 1956
FLORENCE L. MILNE - MY MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER - 1956
JOSEPHE E. CORNELIUS - MY STEP FATHER - 1946

 CHARLES S. HALL - MY HUSBAND'S PATERNAL GRANDFATHER - 1918


Wm. W. FRAMPTON - MY 1ST COUSIN 4X REMOVED - 1865
GORDON C. HALL - MY HUSBAND'S FATHER - 1958
DOROTHY F. HALL - MY HUSBAND'S MOTHER - 1958
CORA E. HALL - MY HUSBAND'S GREAT GRANDMOTHER - 1918

MONSON THORP - MY 3RD GREAT GRANDFATHER - 1888

LANY THORP - MY 3RD GREAT GRANDMOTHER - 1886



6 comments:

  1. My most prized signature is that of Bernard Romans. For a while I was collecting signatures of my male relatives from their Draft Registration cards. I'd use them in place of a photo on their profiles. I stopped doing it and now wish I hadn't. Great to see someone else had the same idea. :)

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    1. I love collecting my ancestor's signatures. I have more, just need to get them added on here. If that's all I have, the. I've used them as profile pics too. Nice to know I'm not the only one.

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    2. I love the idea of using the signature as a profile picture, even the ones where the ancestor's signature was an X. What is the best/simplest way of taking them from digital images?

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    3. Ces,
      Not sure how I kissed your question about the best way to capture the signatures. But, here's what I do. I create a copy of the document, like the draft card. Then I use a photo editor and crop the signature and save it. I use Microsoft Office Manager 2010, which has a photo editor. It's a very basic, simple and easy program to use. I also have Adobe Elements, but don't use it for the everyday simple things like this. I'm sure you could also use Paint, which comes with most PC's. Or at least it used to.
      Thanks for the question and sorry I missed it.

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  2. I love the idea of using the signatures as the ancestor's profile picture. What is the best/easiest way of clipping them in a digital image?

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    1. Ces - I use Microsoft Office 2010, which has an editor. It's very easy to use. You could use any picture or document editor to accomplish this. Say I have a draft registration card or something else with a signature, on the computer of course. I first make a copy so the original is preserved. Then I just crop signature and save it. I have a digital folder with each surname just for signatures. But, you could store them wherever you wanted. I wrote a post about easy document editing. It's listed on the right hand side of this blog, 4th one down, under Popular Posts. I really like have an ancestor's signature too. Have fun collecting them.
      Thanks for visiting. I appreciate it.

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