Category Archives: Heirlooms

To America! Santiago de Cuba Steamship from Copenhagen to New York arriving Aug. 1869

Thanks for the National Library of Sweden’s Online Digitized Swedish newspapers collection, which is fully text searchable, I found a newspaper advertisement of the exact voyage my ancestors took to America! This from the Gotlands tidning (Gotland Journal) published July … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Pictures Received Yesterday, Great Grandmother Etta (Wright) Henderson

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Wordless Wednesday: Grandma’s Band, Circa 1925

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Amanuensis Monday: Simon Lambertson (wife Laura Upright) Revolutionary War Pension Application File from Ulster Co., NY

This is no known relation to me, but I run a Lamberson surname website, and this is my first foray into documenting some of the Dutch Lambertson families who populated New York State for it. I have seen a few … Continue reading

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Wedding Wednesday:Unknown Wedding ca. 1918

For one side of the family, even for the very old photos, Grandma drilled into me who the old folks were pretty well. On the other, however, I have many photos that are a mystery. ┬áMaybe future photo recognition technology … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday: Hair Wreath

One of my families, the Carrolls, had a very odd family heirloom for over a hundred years: A hair wreath. Apparently, it was some sort of tradition that the women of the family would weave their hair into a large … Continue reading

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