ISGS Ancestor Photo Contest Winners

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ISGS Ancestor Photo Contest Winners


I’m delighted to say that the photograph of my grandmother, Frieda Hann Loe, at work in a Chicago sweatshop c. 1912 has been selected as one of 12 winners in the Illinois State Genealogical Society’s Ancestor Photo Contest.

Visit to see the other winners.


About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”


  1. Teresa Wilson Rogers 22 July 2011 at 3:39 PM

    I think that is extremely cool on so many levels including being a genealogist and having my roots in Illinois!

  2. Sassy Jane Genealogy 26 July 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Thanks, Teresa. I’m so happy that she made it onto the website.

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