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digital_noise
02-20-2020, 04:44 AM
First off, I know nothing about hopw to do this "the right way". Ive seen amazing results before so I know it can likely be done better than this, but for the rest of us I think this is a pretty neat tool. Its obviously not perfect but I was able to further refine in Lightroom.

https://www.myheritage.com/incolor?s=503395051

My dad and grandfather, 1947 in San Pedro CA
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jonahst
02-20-2020, 05:13 AM
I would say that for what it is, the software is incredible. But it's also very much hit-or-miss. I tried a bunch of photos, some came out okay, others were awful (it seems to always blow out the highlights and often left people's lips uncolored so they looked dead). Overall I'd say it does a really great job with clothes and hair though. Here's one of the better ones that I also touched up a bit in Photoshop. My paternal grandmother (bottom left) with her parents and siblings.

https://i.imgur.com/DEVWRET.jpg

digital_noise
02-20-2020, 06:07 AM
agree. Im working with poor quality photos to begin with, so I almost have to touch up in Lightroom.
My avatar photo, which is my great grandparents. Think my grabdfather is on the left, maybe the second from right. Hard to say as the original is so poor in quality

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Piquerobi
02-20-2020, 12:42 PM
It works remarkably well! ;)

Trelvern
02-20-2020, 01:36 PM
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Triple marriage (1926)


from left to right (1st row) my mother's brother, my father's sister (1st marriage), my father's brother, my mother's sister (2nd marriage), my parents (3rd marriage), unknown, unknown , unknown, my mother's father (his wife died of Spanish flu at the end of WW1.)

Piquerobi
02-20-2020, 01:49 PM
The brother of a great great great grandfather on the paternal line. The pic was taken in the 19th century.

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Claudio
02-20-2020, 04:30 PM
I would say that for what it is, the software is incredible. But it's also very much hit-or-miss. I tried a bunch of photos, some came out okay, others were awful (it seems to always blow out the highlights and often left people's lips uncolored so they looked dead). Overall I'd say it does a really great job with clothes and hair though. Here's one of the better ones that I also touched up a bit in Photoshop. My paternal grandmother (bottom left) with her parents and siblings.

https://i.imgur.com/DEVWRET.jpg

For a comparison have you tried taking a color photo of yourself on your phone,turning it black & white with the accessories,then Re-Colorizing with the Myheritage software,then finally comparing the finished MyHeritage Re-colorized photo with your original color photo,to see how similar they are in palette?

JJJ
02-20-2020, 06:02 PM
My photos don't seem taken from a movie or TV series haha. But they serve as examples.
I only have one defective because it did not recognize some colors (the first of the spoiler), but the overall performance is very good.

The photo of the plane is spectacular, also that of the Catholic communion.
In them appears a grandfather, great-grandfather, mother, mother baby and aunts.

At the moment I am satisfied with these photos, but it is an insane vice.

https://i.imgur.com/FWZmeTJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Q1eskLg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/zdCRAtO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/NZA5ELP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PQJccRQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/QtxoftN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PUvHk6m.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/wu542g3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Z7Eldhz.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/PIinx3V.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bfMoC4S.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gMVbk3v.jpg

Shadogowah
02-20-2020, 06:14 PM
The result is really good with most of them. But what I find amazing is what happens with some of the oldest ones.

One of my 3G-Grandfathers. The picture was probably taken around mid XIX

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Andour
02-20-2020, 06:32 PM
My great-grandfather and his brother. Nineteenth century.

https://i.imgur.com/GENp2Gi.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9QqGIiP.jpg

jonahst
02-20-2020, 11:32 PM
For a comparison have you tried taking a color photo of yourself on your phone,turning it black & white with the accessories,then Re-Colorizing with the Myheritage software,then finally comparing the finished MyHeritage Re-colorized photo with your original color photo,to see how similar they are in palette?

I haven't and I actually ran out of free samples. But I will say that most of the other ones posted here came out much, much better than most of mine. I've done some colorizing on my own, and I'm very much an amateur, so I know how difficult it is. Most of the results posted here are great, but most of my photos ended up looking terrible, basically just like beige washed over their faces. I didn't download those though.

Here are the other ones that came out pretty good. Again, all slightly touched up in Photoshop. They're all from my dad's side. I have a ton of amazing old photos from my mom's family (some of which I've colorized myself), but they all came out horribly on the site.

Paternal grandfather getting his shoes shined:
https://i.imgur.com/2Inv0cv.jpg

Paternal grandparents' wedding:
https://i.imgur.com/J2G8mCl.jpg

Paternal grandfather's step-mother:
https://i.imgur.com/OY3Ee34.jpg

Andour
02-20-2020, 11:48 PM
I get fairly acceptable results there : https://colourise.sg/#colorize

Not as good as MyHeritage, but at least they aren't constantly after your credit card.

StillWater
02-21-2020, 12:03 AM
I haven't and I actually ran out of free samples. But I will say that most of the other ones posted here came out much, much better than most of mine. I've done some colorizing on my own, and I'm very much an amateur, so I know how difficult it is. Most of the results posted here are great, but most of my photos ended up looking terrible, basically just like beige washed over their faces. I didn't download those though.

Here are the other ones that came out pretty good. Again, all slightly touched up in Photoshop. They're all from my dad's side. I have a ton of amazing old photos from my mom's family (some of which I've colorized myself), but they all came out horribly on the site.


Pictures taken in the US?

jonahst
02-21-2020, 02:20 AM
Pictures taken in the US?

Not sure about the shoeshining one, wedding yes, bottom one is from Vienna.

jonahst
02-21-2020, 04:58 AM
Made a new account and tried some more that turned out much better. All from my mom's side.

https://i.imgur.com/0x5CuhJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/k8tFL3n.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FDyW7d8.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CxFz34o.jpg

Clizzoud
02-21-2020, 05:07 AM
The Photo Quality on this is absolutely mad. I've tried some and they come out super sharp, especially the clothing.

Cosen
02-21-2020, 09:14 AM
Incredible quality. Never such sophisticated software. (don't quote)

This picture has been taken at the very beginning of the 20th century (probably between 1900 and 1905), so more than 100 years ago, at the middle one of my great-great grandparents (italian from Calabria).

https://i.imgur.com/LXalSVP.jpg

SUPREEEEEME
02-21-2020, 12:59 PM
I decided to do a couple:

Mom's side:

3 x Great grandparents:
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2 x Great grandparents:
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Dad's side:

2 x Great grandfather:
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If Tom Holland was a Kohen (2 x Great grandparents):
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SUPREEEEEME
02-21-2020, 01:00 PM
For the lads:

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JFWinstone
02-21-2020, 02:35 PM
The man on the left is my 2x great grandfather Isaac Chubb and his grandson/my great uncle Reggie Hallett think it was taken sometime late 40s or early 50s as Isaac passed away in 56

https://i.imgur.com/JycnpEn.jpg

My maternal grandmother must have been taken in the 40s

https://i.imgur.com/OavC79W.jpg

My Mauritian grandfather as a younger man. Not sure on the date on this one.

https://i.imgur.com/1JYfcQL.jpg

StillWater
02-22-2020, 03:41 AM
my favorite from the "old country" - maternal great-grandmother and 2x great-grandmother (central Ukraine ca. 1900)



I have one of those too. KNAAN up in dis bitch (Belarus doe, cuz I'm a true thug, ya feel me?). The boy looks extremely Mountain.

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passenger
02-22-2020, 03:59 AM
I have one of those too. KNAAN up in dis bitch (Belarus doe, cuz I'm a true thug, ya feel me?). The boy looks extremely Mountain.

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Too authentic for me. Great-grandmother and co.?

Cloud Jr.
02-22-2020, 04:00 AM
(Maternal Grandfather Around Mid 1960's in London) Not sure if I agree with the Style

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(Paternal Grandfather "Back Left" Around Mid 1950's in Vancouver with his mates)
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(Great-Grandfather, 1951 in Vancouver, British Columbia) Really liking the sophisticated mob boss look here
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StillWater
02-22-2020, 04:02 AM
Too authentic for me. Great-grandmother and co.?

g^3 grandmother + g^4 grandmother (pretty sure, possibly her mother in-law, need to double check - just realized it makes her my g^4-grandmother either way) + siblings of g^2 grandmother

passenger
02-22-2020, 04:04 AM
g^3 grandmother + g^4 grandmother (pretty sure, possibly her mother in-law, need to double check) + siblings of g^2 grandmother

Wow, wish I had photos going back that far on my mom's side. So far the one I posted above is the oldest one I have.

StillWater
02-22-2020, 04:08 AM
Wow, wish I had photos going back that far on my mom's side. So far the one I posted above is the oldest one I have.

The time period is similar, just women in my family continued to marry early and have kids early, so I have pictures of more distant ancestors. Unlike most people, I knew a pair of my great-grandparents.

tatals
02-24-2020, 05:27 AM
I absolutely love all of the pictures. I'm a big fan of old photos.

I ran a few of mine. Some are good, some are not, but I'm having fun nonetheless. My favorite, though, is this one:

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It's a very old, very damaged picture, so I'm quite happy to see it like that. These are some of the Italians on my father's side, a few years after arriving in Brazil (c. 1900). My great great-grandfather is on the right. His mother is the woman standing. The other men are his brothers, and the women are their wives. Here's the original, for comparison:

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ph2ter
02-24-2020, 08:43 AM
My maternal great-grandfather (I think that hands got wrong color):

https://i.imgur.com/ag6oTxh.jpg

ph2ter
02-24-2020, 09:01 AM
And my mother (seated) and father (stands):

https://i.imgur.com/6UzSyzw.jpg

ph2ter
02-24-2020, 11:09 AM
Incredible quality. Never such sophisticated software. (don't quote)

This picture has been taken at the very beginning of the 20th century (probably between 1900 and 1905), so more than 100 years ago, at the middle one of my great-great grandparents (italian from Calabria).

https://i.imgur.com/LXalSVP.jpg
Are you sure.
There is electric pole behind them, ?

Cosen
02-24-2020, 07:38 PM
Are you sure.
There is electric pole behind them, ?

Yeah I'm sure that has been taken at the beginning of the 20th century, the picture is really really old.

Up to 1915, but no more.

Greekscholar
02-25-2020, 01:26 AM
I'm amazed at the results. FYI, they have a big sale going on now. I think the yearly price for the full subscription and unlimited colorization is only $100, down from $300. I am going to take the plunge and subscribe.

Cosen
02-25-2020, 02:34 AM
I'm amazed at the results. FYI, they have a big sale going on now. I think the yearly price for the full subscription and unlimited colorization is only $100, down from $300. I am going to take the plunge and subscribe.

You can create and recreate accounts also.

Greekscholar
02-25-2020, 02:51 AM
You can create and recreate accounts also.

I have well over a 100 photos I want to colorize, and will be able to get back the $100 through making albums to sell as a fundraiser at my family reunion this fall. My family is big enough to crowdsource some of the costs from using commercial services.

Tolan
02-25-2020, 07:48 AM
In some photos, the difference is truly remarkable.
On others, not that much!

Here, I think they pick up potatoes:
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My grand-parents:
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And a wedding in 1926:
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Trelvern
02-25-2020, 08:16 AM
In some photos, the difference is truly remarkable.
On others, not that much!

Here, I think they pick up potatoes:
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My grand-parents:
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And a wedding in 1926:
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"Noir c'est noir."
Very similar to my own image post 5 (1926 too)
They are not giggling: a wedding is a very serious matter in 1926.

Tolan
02-25-2020, 09:01 AM
"Noir c'est noir."
Very similar to my own image post 5 (1926 too)
They are not giggling: a wedding is a very serious matter in 1926.

Brides' dresses became white in the region in the 1930s.

Yes, in all the photos, nobody smiles.
They were more natural whereas today we smile to give a good self-image ..

tatals
02-25-2020, 04:58 PM
Grandparents' wedding pictures: (the colorization wasn't great in these ones)


1958:

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1964:

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FionnSneachta
02-25-2020, 06:56 PM
Brides' dresses became white in the region in the 1930s.

Interesting. Neither of my grandmothers wore white dresses when they married in the 1950s.They wore a suit skirt and jacket. I don't know when Irish women commonly started wearing white dresses.

dosas
02-26-2020, 07:30 AM
Great grandparents (Thracians, Eastern Romelia), baby is paternal grandmother:

https://i.ibb.co/f4G90nQ/Scan-20200226-3-Colorized.jpg

Paternal grandfather in WW2 conscription (person on the right):

https://i.ibb.co/sKj0tCj/Scan-20200226-2-Colorized.jpg

Great grand-father from Crimea (maternal, Greek Pontians):

https://i.ibb.co/7ks3SX9/Scan-20200226-4-Colorized.jpg

Great grand-mother from Trabzon (maternal):

https://i.ibb.co/qx9xTxt/Scan-20200226-Colorized.jpg

digital_noise
02-26-2020, 08:01 AM
Another of my grandfather. Funny this was taken in July of 1964. In the summer my grandfather would get extremely dark, but here it doesnt seem to have set in yet lol

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Chatzianastasoglou
02-26-2020, 08:20 PM
Μy paternal grandfather (Western Anatolian Greek) on the left during the Greek civil war (in British uniform)
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My maternal grandfather (Arvanite from Western Epirus)
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jonahst
03-04-2020, 08:27 AM
One of the best ones I've done yet. Touched up a little in Photoshop.

Great great great grandma with two of her daughters (but not my great great grandma)

https://i.imgur.com/wAv0KQA.jpg

Capitalis
03-04-2020, 12:33 PM
No need to pay; if you follow the simple instructions at this YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaEl0faDw38) you can run the app online for free at the DeOldify github page (https://colab.research.google.com/github/jantic/DeOldify/blob/master/ImageColorizerColab.ipynb).

You just need a Google account and to upload your photo to a hosting site so you can copy the link (e.g. https://imgur.com/upload).

It might look scary but it's simple. Basically just click on all the [] square brackets, then input your image link in the source_url text area at the bottom of the page.

:)

Chatzianastasoglou
03-13-2020, 05:02 PM
Another pic, I like. Kastoria 1956 (probably on 1st of May). My grandfather on the far left, grandmother on the far right and my father in the front.

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hokkanto
08-16-2020, 11:14 AM
My grandpa. My heritage coloring with some further touches with a photo-editor.

https://i.imgur.com/dIgG4Mi.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Wt4MzJF.jpg

Capitalis
08-25-2020, 11:21 AM
East Devon circa 1865, being the oldest family photo I own. Features my 3x great grandmother seated centre with both hands visible.

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Capitalis
08-25-2020, 01:26 PM
Cardiff circa 1895. My professional soldier 3x great grandfather (100% Herefordshire) and daughter of a professional soldier 3x great grandmother (50% Cheshire, 50% Limerick) who died aged 30. Eldest child is my 2x great grandmother who married a professional soldier and also died aged 30. The family went on a tour of the British Empire due to army life.

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FionnSneachta
08-25-2020, 05:40 PM
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The above picture is from about 1917. I'm not sure if it's taken at my 2x great grandparents' or great grandparents' house. The elderly couple are my 2x great grandparents (b. about 1847 and 1853). The lady holding the baby is their daughter and my great grandmother (b. 1891). The man with the hand on his hip is my great grandfather and her husband (b. 1878). The two girls and the baby are their children while the boy was also raised by them but was my great grandfather's nephew. His dad died when he was 2 and his mother when he was 6.

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The above picture is of my grandmother (far right on the back - b. 1924) and her sisters. Their mother in the middle is the woman (b. 1891) who was holding the baby in the first picture.

FionnSneachta
08-25-2020, 10:27 PM
Another few that turned out decent. There are some portraits and I wanted some with nature and green in it.

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The top left is of my 2x great grandparents around 1917. The other three are siblings of my great grandfather (top right b. 1896, bottom left b. 1894, bottom right b. 1900).

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1. The top left is of my grandmother's siblings (eldest sibling in the picture b. 1918), a niece and nephew, and my great grandmother (b. 1891 - the same as the one in the previous post) on the right.
2. The top right is of my grandmother (b. 1927) with my aunt as a baby.
3. The bottom left is of the brother (b. 1873) of my great grandmother (same as previous) and his wife at his house as well as two of my great grandmother's sons on the left. The man on the far left (b. 1918) is the same man as the one to the right of the top left picture.
4. The bottom right is the wedding of my grandmother's sister in 1952. Her parents (my great grandparents - already pictured) are there and her sister is her bridesmaid.

I have pictures of my other 2 grandparents, 4 other great grandparents and another 2x great grandparent but the colourising didn't work too well on them.

FionnSneachta
08-25-2020, 11:40 PM
I decided to just post the ancestors that I have. At least, it will showcase the limitations with the software but, to be fair, there's only so much that can be done with a poor quality picture. The best colourisations are actually of my parents' generation but they're too recent to be posting.

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1. The top left is my great grandmother (b. 1885).
2. The top right is my great grandfather (b. 1897) with his son (b. 1930) in 1956.
3. The bottom left is grandparents' wedding (b. 1925 and 1924) in 1956. My grandfather is the son of my great grandfather in the top right picture (b. 1897). My grandmother is the daughter of the couple in the previous posts who were born in 1878 and 1891.
4. The bottom right is my great grandmother (b. 1892). She is the wife of my great grandfather in the top right (b. 1897) and mother of my grandfather in the wedding picture in the bottom left (b. 1925).

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1. The top left are my grandparents (b. 1927 and 1915) at their home in 1953.
2. The top right is my great grandfather (b. 1880) with his sister at his home in 1953. He is the father of my grandfather (b. 1915) in the top left picture.
3. The bottom picture is of my 2x great grandmother (b. 1864) to the right of the image. She is the mother of my great grandmother in picture 4. in the previous set of images.

Diego.Ṃchen
08-26-2020, 07:58 AM
great function! I'll upload some pic now!

Capitalis
08-27-2020, 10:08 AM
I decided to just post the ancestors that I have. At least, it will showcase the limitations with the software but, to be fair, there's only so much that can be done with a poor quality picture. The best colourisations are actually of my parents' generation but they're too recent to be posting.

Apologies if this sounds patronising.

Have you tried clicking on the "colorization settings" button (next to the trash icon above the photo) and playing with the various settings until you find one you like? The differences in the outcome are quite significant.

Capitalis
08-27-2020, 10:27 AM
I scan all of my photos at 600 dpi, open the scan in an image editor and reduce the size, sharpen the image and adjust the levels, then upload them to MyHeritage.

Early 20th century Cardiff. My professional soldier 2x great grandfather (100% Pembrokeshire).

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Early 20th century Haverfordwest. His sisters.

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His sisters and mother.

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Capitalis
08-27-2020, 11:09 AM
East Devon branch of my family.

My 3x great grandparents, their daughter and a friend.

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My 3x great grandmother, her daughters and my great grandfather.

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Daughters of my 3x great grandmother.

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My 2x great grandfather (son/brother of the above), 2x great grandmother (daughter/sister of the below) and great grandfather.

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My 3x great grandparents and their daughter.

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Capitalis
08-27-2020, 11:40 AM
Junior school in Cardiff, 1921.

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Junior school in Lyme Regis, 1922.

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FionnSneachta
08-27-2020, 05:56 PM
Apologies if this sounds patronising.

Have you tried clicking on the "colorization settings" button (next to the trash icon above the photo) and playing with the various settings until you find one you like? The differences in the outcome are quite significant.

Don't worry, you don't sound patronising. I did notice those settings but I wanted to see how MyHeritage managed with automatic colourisation without any help. I know the others have made edits before and after colourisation as well. I gave it a try but I found that, at least with the pictures I was using, that the automatic colourisation looked the best or else it just didn't look great any way I did it. To be honest, the major issue is probably that I just don't have the patience to wait for each preview when I make a change!

lacreme
08-27-2020, 09:14 PM
Maternal Great-Grandparents of my Greek friend.
The man was from Sfakia, Crete and the woman was half Western Anatolian (from Karaburun) Greek of possible Cretan heritage and half from Milos.

https://i.imgur.com/t7mvdhM.jpg

jstephan
08-28-2020, 06:35 PM
My great grand-father, sergeant, during the 1rst world war

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