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Picture of Rev. H.C. Ownbey. 1934. Collection: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection. "The Gateway to Oklahoma History" online.

Picture of Rev. "The Gateway to Oklahoma History" online.

The Gateway to Oklahoma History,The Gateway is an online repository of Oklahoma history. You may browse through hundreds of thousands of newspaper pages dating from the 1840s to the 1920s.    The Gateway provides free access to 25,955 issues and 189,486 pages of historical newspaper content.

Titles include The Oklahoma Guide, The Muskogee Cimeter, The Black Dispatch, The Tulsa Star, and others.

Irvey Ownbey, 1948 (see other photo for identification).  "Man pets his dog while it is standing on tailgate of car." Photographer: Bob East. Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection. "The Gateway to Oklahoma History" online.

Irvey Ownbey, 1948 (see other photo for identification). "Man pets his dog while it is standing on tailgate of car. "The Gateway to Oklahoma History" online.

Picture of Rev. H.C. Ownbey in baseball uniform.Collection(s):	 Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection. Online at "The Gateway to Oklahoma History".

Picture of Rev. Ownbey in baseball uniform.

"Mr. & Mrs. Irvey Ownbey pose with their two prize birddogs." May 24, 1949. Photographer: Bob East.  Location of source: "The Gateway to Oklahoma History" (Online).

Irvey Ownbey pose with their two prize birddogs." May Photographer: Bob East. Location of source: "The Gateway to Oklahoma History" (Online).

How do I identify my unknown photographs? There are a number of ways to start identifying unidentified family photographs. The process is not quick, but can be very rewarding!

4 Tips to Identify Unknown Family Photographs

Many families hold a tradition that they are descended from the Pilgrims, which often kindles an interest in finding out more. Sometimes the stories of a Mayflower heritage are true and it is easy to document a descent. More often the documentation is missing and must be researched and supplied to prove one's line. Either way you learn a lot in the process.  Click here to learn more about joining the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Mayflower Society in Plymouth, MA - link to their library page

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