Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sentimental Sunday: Missing Family Items

    I've just finished watching a History Detectives episode about a set of World War II patches. I found the story fascinating but also wondered about the family's feeling. I'm sure they were more than thrilled when at least one of the patches came home. What had they experienced in searching for the patches?
    I have more than a few family items that are "missing in action." We know that we're missing at least one - and possibly more - family bibles. They may be in a family member's attic or gone for good. Either way, it makes me sad. My ancestors cherished these things. I just wish we could find them.
    What are you missing?

1 comment:

  1. I never knew this item was "missing" until I received an email from an employee of a museum in Philadelphia. The item I'm referring to was a 19th century photo album with more than 50 photos of my relatives. I was shocked at the find and the luck I had in having this back within the family. I wrote about my quest to identify those people within this ablum at Photo Genealogy at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets .

    Regards, Jim