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HYDE HEIRLOOMS – TWO CENTURIES- TWO SILVER SPOONS

HYDE HEIRLOOMS – TWO CENTURIES- TWO SILVER SPOONS Heirlooms are the tangible evidence of an ancestor’s existence. It is something you can grasp and picture them using.  For nearly 200 years the descendants of Joshua and Sally Hyde preserved two … Continue reading

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ORCUTTs at the Easel

Is there an artist in your family, either professional or amateur?  If your ancestor left only one piece of artwork, what impressions might you attribute to the artist? In my earlier post, I wrote about the Orcutt family portraits of … Continue reading

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ORCUTT FAMILY PORTRAITS

Walk into many antique stores and you find photographs and portraits lost or discarded by families. Who were these people? How did their images end up in an antique store or even at a Cracker Barrel restaurant? Did no one … Continue reading

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The Traveling Trunk

TALES OF A TRAVELING STEAMER TRUNK If your family heirloom could talk, what stories would it tell? The steamer travel trunk I inherited has 120 years of travel tales to share. My 2x great-grandparents, Clinton Delos Orcutt, and Anna Dorcas … Continue reading

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Brace of Burglars

Have you documented, photographed,  and insured your valuables?  Do you have an inventory of your treasures, old and new? If not, maybe you should reconsider. Aside from fire and natural disasters, theft is also a threat to your possessions and … Continue reading

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