Why blog your family history? Because it helps others out, and you find out more. Others doing searches for common ancestors will stumble on your site, and send emails.
The above photo is of one Mary Milne. She married a Melville Hodge in 1853 whilst on her way to South Australia. Her first son was my great- great- grandfather.
In other words, she is my great- great- great- grandmother. A small part of her is in my genes. This photo was taken in March 1904, 103 years ago.
And speaking of genes, if you look at her eyes and mouth: they are not aligned. It’s not "an error" in posing. It’s probably Bell’s Palsy.
Thanks to Darryl, also a decendent of Mary Milne for sending the photo and a detailed history.