Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Overson Negative Project
Overson, Margaret Godfrey Jarvis. George Jarvis and Joseph George De Friez Genealogy. Mesa?, Ariz: M.G. Jarvis Overson, 1957.
She is in the center of both these photos seated by her husband, my Great-grandfather Henry Overson. The first photo was taken about 1929. The second photo was likely taken about 1945.
I knew that she had likely taken hundreds, if not thousands of photos, but had no idea where the originals might be. My daughter, Amy, put a request for information in her blog, TheAncestorFiles.blogspot.com and after three years we were contacted by a cousin who had the original negatives. I originally under-estimated the number of negatives. I have been processing the negatives for about 10 months now and have processed over 2,300 images so far. The entire collection will end up in a major university collection.