Discovery: Portrait of Agnes A M Yair, dated 21 April 1870, by Alexander Brothers, Glasgow

As seen on Flickr

Portrait of Agnes A M Yair, dated 21 April 1870, by Alexander Brothers, Glasgow
Portrait of Agnes A M Yair, dated 21 April 1870, by Alexander Brothers, Glasgow

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It’s always so great when a photograph is positively identified, but even more so when a family comes forward and ‘claims’ the subject as a relative.

In Flickr user Toddy18‘s own words:

“This is Agnes Archibald McDougall Yair, born 27 December 1851 and daughter of the Rev. Joseph Yair, minister of Eckford for 63 years in the 19th century. Joseph was my gggrandfather and I am therefore related to Agnes who was also his 8th and last surviving child.”

Find out more and see a larger version, over on the image page Flickr. Also, head over to the Eckford blog for more images of the Yair family, including Agnes’s father, and one of her and her eight sisters.

How great does it feel to contribute to someone’s family history?!

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