I came across this old photo of my great-grandfather, Jack Gooch and thought I would share it.
The back reads, “old tintype, Grandpa Gooch” in my grandmother’s handwriting, but I don’t think it is a tintype after reading about the characteristics of a tintype in Maureen A. Taylor’s book Uncovering Your Ancestry through Family Photographs, 2nd Edition (Cincinnati, Ohio : Family Tree Books, 2005).
He is wearing what I presume to be a sheriff’s badge, but I don’t know when or where he was a sheriff. This is going to take some detective work. Hmmmm.
This chronology report, printed from my Legacy Family Tree genealogy program will give me a starting place for my search—Llano and Ellis Counties, Texas, Nichols Hills and Pottawatomie Counties, Oklahoma, and Greenlee County, Arizona. If I can date the picture type it might help me narrow down the localities I need to search.
Your genealogy software has a variety of reports that will help you in the research process. Explore this feature by looking at the “print” or “reports” option and see what your program has to offer.