Those interested in climbing their family tree often have a passion for the stories and keepsakes passed from generation to generation.
It is not surprising that they frequently find themselves the guardians of traditions, stories and irreplaceable family heirlooms. Family heirlooms come in many forms, from jewelry to old diaries to 100-year-old garments like christening gowns.
Being the keeper of the family treasures is a big responsibility and rarely taken lightly. While some heirlooms are easily cared for, Continue reading “Family Heirlooms: Preserving the Past” »
Often making a journey across time and continents, family heirlooms are a solid physical connection to a very personal ancestral past that tend to hold memories, which resonate deep within us.
Those who have held their great-grandmothers wedding dress or read the letters written home from a relative who served in a war understands the deep link felt across the generations. One truth shared by all family treasures is that… it is the stories that accompany them that give them Continue reading “Family Heirlooms: 19th Century Photographs” »