The postcards had been in Norma McGovern’s family for almost 100 years before their mystery was unlocked. The writer, George Finlayson, sent them during WWI and they became family treasures from a man that was forgotten. Check out the story at The Evening Telegraph and find out how Norma discovered her family’s relationship to this… Read More WWI Postcards Mystery Solved
I am always amazed at the things that are thrown away simply because someone else found no value in them. Luckily, for many genealogists in the Eldred Township, former teacher Charlotte Stoughton rescued several amazing documents, relating to a former local one-room school house, after spotting them in a dumpster! Read more about the fantastic… Read More Century-old documents found in safe at Eldred shop
Digging through a church archive cabinet uncovered contracts and deeds for researchers of the East Falls House! The amount of historical documents found tucked away in churches everywhere always impresses me. (I know for a fact that a church local to myself has documents that go back to the 1800’s. To bad they won’t… Read More A little “luck” at local church uncovers historical documents
Imagine opening a box, only to find a small personal collection of historical items belonging to a Pennsylvanian doctor who lived during the Civil War. That’s exactly what happened to Julie Mathis! Read more about this awesome discovery by clicking the link below! Edmond Woman Discovers Civil War Documents – News9.com –
The mysterious envelope that peaked our interest may soon be opened now that a descendant of Rev. J. E. Foote has been located and in contact with the Trinity Episcopal Church of Grand Ledge Michigan! Read more about this newest development here: “Mystery solved? Century-old Grand Ledge time capsule package owner possibly found” Read our… Read More Time Capsule Mystery; A Decendant Found!
Opened after 100 years, the time capsule put away by members of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Great Ledge Michigan in 1913, was found a letter… a mystery!! It is sealed and addressed “May 2 1912. If opened after the lapse of many years, these are to be presented to relatives of Rev. Foote if… Read More Time Capsule Mystery!!
Today I stumbled across this story and was simply overjoyed! How often is a jewel such as this uncovered? Just imagine the genealogical information that a newspaper printed in 1794 might hold! Read about this amazing find HERE!
Okay, I really do understand that they are trying to develop a place where genealogists can directly search through the collections of ephemera sellers and antique dealers, but it still sounds like this is just a greedy mess waiting to happen. As one who digs through photos on a constant basis, it is actually fairly… Read More ‘YouWho’ To Become Marketplace For Family Treasures
New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center recently added a photograph to their digital collection titled “Harlem Loiterers” by an American photographer named Sid Grossman in 1939. Users of the site Reddit are contributed with being the first to recognize that the subject of Grossman’s photograph looks strikingly similar to modern rapper Jay-Z! Not only have… Read More Jay-Z Look Alike Found In 1930’s Photo!
Honestly, I was beyond fury when I ran across this story. So much so, that I have decided to vent about it here to you, the only people I know who can completely understand my distress! To sum things up, a Chicago contractor hired to help demo an old vacant house found an antique steam… Read More Chicago Man Threatening To Burn Papers Has Me Fuming…