It’s always nice to hear when possessions or letters are returned to a family ...
Special Report: Loved Ones Lost, Letters Found tells of some letters found in a basement and the successful research to identify a living relative of the letter’s authors, 3 brothers.
The letters have offered the family a new snapshot of their Lanthier history, and at the same time, it's brought them together to remember these three men- three brothers- who served their country.
Do you know of a similar success story where letters, a family heirloom, photographs, a bible, or some other piece of memorabilia?
A few other posts along the lines of reuniting family heirlooms with a family ...
+ Newcastle writer reunited with 200-year-old piece of family history (just skip the survey question)
These world-wide stories all give us hope that maybe the oft-mentioned and yet not in anyone’s known possession bible might someday turn up.
There was one occasion where I was contacted by someone, based on a family genealogy posted on my website, about letters for my brother-in-law’s family. The person wanted to see that the letters got to a family member and so I drove out to a meet point, was given the letters, and we both went our separate ways. I then gave the letters to my sister and they are now a treasured keepsake.
Editor’s Note: Social Media played a part in some of these success stories!
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