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Two Bridger Ancestors, Joseph and Jim: Seeking Pictorial Reference Points

Posted by: Jeff Bridgers

People often come to Prints & Photographs Division collections seeking pictorial reference points for aspects of their family history. Until fairly recently, to the degree that I had considered my ancestry at all, I’d assumed the earliest Bridgers to settle in the New World had been “encouraged” to emigrate from the British Isles as an …