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Posted: November 25, 2011 in Photography, Traskland
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Among the items my aunt left to the family when she died in 1982 was a small, leather bound ringed notebook simply titled “Family Data”. Over the years she researched and recorded much of her mother’s family history including dates of birth, death and marriage. She also included change of residence and other significant life events all the way back to my maternal great great great grandmother. (Born in England, died in Brooklyn, buried in Brooklyn’s Calvary Cemetery.)

When my mom passed away in 1996 I rediscovered this little treasure trove locked away in a strongbox. Dolly, the woman on this page, is my great grandmother.

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  1. BrainRants says:

    I have one almost identical from my Grandfather. Unfortunately, there was nothing written in it.

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  2. whiteladyinthehood says:

    I noticed her beautiful handwriting, too!

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  3. lesliehobson says:

    How lucky you are to be able to hold a piece of your history in your hands.

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  4. pithypants says:

    You know what stuck me? How gorgeous her penmanship is. They really used to do a great job teaching (and practicing) handwriting. I love what great shape this little book is in.

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  5. sparklebumps says:

    I love this! I always keep things like this. Even when I worked at my bookstore and people would leave stuff in their used books, I would keep all that stuff too. I plan to make a collage of everything I kept some day..

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