Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday–Grandpa’s Briefcase

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Following the death of my maternal grandfather, Debs Warren Webster, in 1994, my mom inherited this briefcase shown in the photo.  To my surprise, the briefcase was full of photographs, letters, and other treasured items of genealogical interest.  From looking through this briefcase, I found that our Webster family had a direct-line U.S. Civil War ancestor, something I hadn’t known, or even thought of, before especially since my grandfather was born in Brazil.  I’d say that this briefcase was one of the catalysts to beginning my family history journey.

Do you have your own treasure-laden briefcase, cardboard box, file drawer, etc. waiting to be discovered?  Check with your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc....you never know what genealogy gold you may find!

Thanks for reading!


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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the old photos! ;-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

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  2. How I wish I had inherited a suitcase, a briefcase, or any container of family items. I have a few things that none of my siblings wanted and have been able to beg and borrow photographs and other items.

    Thanks for becoming a follower at My Ancestors and Me. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts. I didn't have time read all of your posts today but I'll come back another time.

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    1. Nancy, Thanks so much for reading my blog and for becoming a follower as well :) Your blog is great! I'm such a newbie blogger! I'm still in the learning phase of things. I'm already thinking I may change my blog's appearance and make it more personal. I just don't yet know all the "techy" behind-the-scenes blog stuff yet.

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  3. I just became the proud owner of a storage room of "junk" - at least it was junk to the rest of my family. Photos, scrapbooks, autograph books, military uniforms, quilts..... It will take me the rest of my life, and then some, to organize it all and blog about it. I always dreamed of treasures like this and still can't believe I actually have it.

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    1. Oh boy!! A whole storage room?? How lucky you are! Please post pics on your blog. Sounds very interesting!

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