Tag: Family Treasures

Museum pieces

I was googling ancestors looking for more entries into the DAR. I know I have a fairly large group of military ancestors. It is my wish to compile them into a proper list for future descendants. While googling my ancestral grandfather, Capt. Richard Bracket¬†regarding his military service,I eyed over some text written about him and spotted mention of a silver…

John Alden’s Rifle

It’s exciting to discover the next generation of ancestors. It’s even more exciting to discover where they lived and find that their home still stands. Also fun is discovering that something that they owned still exists today. I found out that John Alden’s rifle exists.  It is the only know firearm to have crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower. It…

Celebrating The Allen Gazette, 100 years old!

I was researching this weekend and when I came upon my original copy of The Allen Gazette, I noted the date, 1917. It is 100 years old! This was written by my Great, Great, Great Grandparents and for my Grandchildren, it’s 5 Greats. I have one original copy that my Grandmother saved for me. I am excited. My copy is…

Old Photos

As the years pass, my appreciation grows for old photos.These photos were taken in 1959. It isn’t simply the people portrayed in the photo but the background. Photos show us the wallpaper, the drapes, furniture, toys and such that provide us windows into the lives of those in the photo. And how many places required a doily? TV trays….where did…

Salem, Massachusettes and Roger Conant

I was thrilled to find out that I descend from early Salem residents. I, like so many, hoped I descended from a witch. Wouldn’t that be cool? Well, no I don’t. But I do descend from a number of original founders. Roger Conant being the most famous one. Anyone who has a statue of themselves is a real find. It…

The Child’s Gem, a book now 169 yrs old

Finally I get to have a day to upload the important things that my family saved to pass down through the generations. This little book, The Child’s Gem is dated 1845. Inside the pages is my Great, Great, Grandmother Caroline Lucinda Parker Page’s signature. She would have been 8 years old when this book was published. As it was in…

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