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I've been given a small case of old family papers. Can't wait to take a look through them properly this weekend. .
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Written today 72 years ago to my Grandmother from her brother Bill who was stationed "somewhere in France" during World War 2. <3 "Dear Sis,
Received your letter today and was very glad to hear from you. Try to write often Hazel and I'll try to do the same. I also received the Valentines greeting. Thanks for remembering. Glad to hear you are back at work. I hope you are in the best of health now. The New England states had  a pretty hard winter this year- didn't they? Do you hear from your boyfriend very often? I was also surprised to hear about Adele being engaged. The "kids" sure have grown up fast. I probably won't know them when I do get to see them. It's been a long time since I've been home hasn't it? After the war is over my honey and I are going to take a trip to Conn. to visit you all. That will be another great day in my life. Mildred is a darling wife Hazel, I hope you get the chance to meet her soon. Another month to go and I'll be a papa. I sure do like the idea. Bye now-- Bill. " 
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Written today 72 years ago to my Grandmother from her brother Bill who was stationed "somewhere in France" during World War 2. <3 "Dear Sis, Received your letter today and was very glad to hear from you. Try to write often Hazel and I'll try to do the same. I also received the Valentines greeting. Thanks for remembering. Glad to hear you are back at work. I hope you are in the best of health now. The New England states had a pretty hard winter this year- didn't they? Do you hear from your boyfriend very often? I was also surprised to hear about Adele being engaged. The "kids" sure have grown up fast. I probably won't know them when I do get to see them. It's been a long time since I've been home hasn't it? After the war is over my honey and I are going to take a trip to Conn. to visit you all. That will be another great day in my life. Mildred is a darling wife Hazel, I hope you get the chance to meet her soon. Another month to go and I'll be a papa. I sure do like the idea. Bye now-- Bill. " #familyhistory  #ww2  #ww2letters  #history  #ancestory  #relics  #oldstuff  #familypapers 
#familypapers going through old family papers. These belonged to a fascinating gentlemen. Started off as a #lightdragoon became a colonel in the #7thhussars Retired sensibly early before #Waterloo and sketched and painted. Oddly enough the Met and the Scottish National Gallery have a few. A good friend of #walterscott @delhispearman could probably better identify the asiatic cossack at bottom left #soldierartist #warartist #sketches #penandink
It's time for #ColorOurCollection
Show us your #colored #drawing of Miriam Gratz's sketch from Gratz Family Papers circa #18thcentruy #familypapers #sketch #art #archivr
It's always interesting to work using old family letters and documents. This letter was part of a family collection from the 1790s which fortunately, had been stored safely and remains in good condition. It provided a unique insight into a client's family history. © Devon Family History Research 2017. All rights reserved. 
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It's always interesting to work using old family letters and documents. This letter was part of a family collection from the 1790s which fortunately, had been stored safely and remains in good condition. It provided a unique insight into a client's family history. © Devon Family History Research 2017. All rights reserved. #familydocuments  #familydocument  #familypapers  #oldletters  #oldletter  #oldhandwriting  #paleography  #familyheritage  #familyhistory  #familyhistories  #primarysources  #genealogy  #familytree  #familytrees  #heirlooms  #familyheirloom  #familyheirlooms  #inheritance  #ancestry  #ancestors  #greatgreatgrandparents  #genealogywork  #ancestryresearch  #familyhistoryresearch  #18thcentury  #1700s  #devon  #socialhistory  #englishhistory  #armyfamily 
Ahora si todos los que somos la #familypapers en pleno.  Feliz navidad 🎅🎉🎄 @maricruz2087 @lezcanomichelle @arturo6217 Yovana, Jose Aguilar y Ramon Rellan
Ahora si todos los que somos la #familypapers  en pleno. Feliz navidad 🎅🎉🎄 @maricruz2087 @lezcanomichelle @arturo6217 Yovana, Jose Aguilar y Ramon Rellan
A la espera del resto de la #familypapers @lezcanomichelle para ir a otro spot porque no habia cervezas nacionales ni comida 😅😅😆😆😉😉
A la espera del resto de la #familypapers  @lezcanomichelle para ir a otro spot porque no habia cervezas nacionales ni comida 😅😅😆😆😉😉
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Day 25 of the November #genealogyphotoaday challenge: worn. Pictured here is a "reasonable facsimile" of the formal #dress #worn by my mother to a springtime dance during her college years. Mom drew the picture in a letter she wrote home to her parents, and she said the dress looked just "like a pink cloud." It was pink chiffon with a real full skirt and all tucked and shirred on top. She also described it as "slishy," which I guess meant snazzy and gorgeous back then! #formalattire #familyhistory #1950s #ancestry #letters #Nierstefamily #familypapers @genealogyphoto
Thanks for sharing @jmyodafriend with @repostapp ・・・ Day 25 of the November #genealogyphotoaday  challenge: worn. Pictured here is a "reasonable facsimile" of the formal #dress  #worn  by my mother to a springtime dance during her college years. Mom drew the picture in a letter she wrote home to her parents, and she said the dress looked just "like a pink cloud." It was pink chiffon with a real full skirt and all tucked and shirred on top. She also described it as "slishy," which I guess meant snazzy and gorgeous back then! #formalattire  #familyhistory  #1950s  #ancestry  #letters  #Nierstefamily  #familypapers  @genealogyphoto
Prisoners from Yugoslavia (2 of 2)

Nada Verbic was born on 28 November, 1914 in Ljubljana in Austria-Hungary (present day Slovenia). After school she worked as an accountant and correspondent. Nada was an active participant of resistance and collected medical equipment, clothes, and money for partisans. Because of this, she was arrested on 17 April, 1944 and deported on 6 May, 1944 to the concentration camp Ravensbrück. From there, on 8 June, 1944, she was sent to the Hamburg-Wandsbek warehouse (Dräger AG) and on 2 May, 1945 to the Hamburg-Eidelstedt satellite camp of the Neuengamme concentration camp. After liberation, she was in the Displaced Persons camp in Altona where she organised cultural activities. She returned to Ljubljana in September, 1945 and worked as a Librarian.

#neuengamme #concentrationcamp #ww2 #concentrationcampmemorial #history #memorial #kzgedenkstätte #yugoslavia #ravensbrück #eidelstedt #ljubljana #archive #familypapers
Prisoners from Yugoslavia (2 of 2) Nada Verbic was born on 28 November, 1914 in Ljubljana in Austria-Hungary (present day Slovenia). After school she worked as an accountant and correspondent. Nada was an active participant of resistance and collected medical equipment, clothes, and money for partisans. Because of this, she was arrested on 17 April, 1944 and deported on 6 May, 1944 to the concentration camp Ravensbrück. From there, on 8 June, 1944, she was sent to the Hamburg-Wandsbek warehouse (Dräger AG) and on 2 May, 1945 to the Hamburg-Eidelstedt satellite camp of the Neuengamme concentration camp. After liberation, she was in the Displaced Persons camp in Altona where she organised cultural activities. She returned to Ljubljana in September, 1945 and worked as a Librarian. #neuengamme  #concentrationcamp  #ww2  #concentrationcampmemorial  #history  #memorial  #kzgedenkstätte  #yugoslavia  #ravensbrück  #eidelstedt  #ljubljana  #archive  #familypapers 
Happy #centennial #NationalParks! #TouroSynagogue is a #park and AJHS has the #familypapers #oldletters #touro #NPS100 http://findingaids.cjh.org/?pID=364772
This is us! For more info on AJHS see ajhs.org, follow us on Facebook American Jewish Historical Society, and on Twitter @AJHSNYC! #archives #Jews #jewishnyc #history #photographs #familypapers #rarebooks #jewishhistory #americanhistory
It's wonderful to come across an unexpected find like this - one of several watercolours discovered amongst a batch of family history papers. It was a family with a strong naval tradition, and this watercolour was painted by a young naval officer who went on to become an admiral.

#genealogy #serendipity #unexpectedfind #familyhistory #navy #navyancestors #ancestry #ancestors #familytree #watercolours #watercolour #watercolor #watercolors #servicefamily #navaltradition #navyfamily #familypapers #heirlooms #englishnavy
It's wonderful to come across an unexpected find like this - one of several watercolours discovered amongst a batch of family history papers. It was a family with a strong naval tradition, and this watercolour was painted by a young naval officer who went on to become an admiral. #genealogy  #serendipity  #unexpectedfind  #familyhistory  #navy  #navyancestors  #ancestry  #ancestors  #familytree  #watercolours  #watercolour  #watercolor  #watercolors  #servicefamily  #navaltradition  #navyfamily  #familypapers  #heirlooms  #englishnavy 
“Live all you can: it's a mistake not to. It doesn't matter what you do in particular, so long as you have had your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?” ― Henry James, The Ambassadors (1903) #familypapers #diplomacy {photo: Jovanka Broz & King Olav V of Norway)
“Live all you can: it's a mistake not to. It doesn't matter what you do in particular, so long as you have had your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?” ― Henry James, The Ambassadors (1903) #familypapers  #diplomacy  {photo: Jovanka Broz & King Olav V of Norway)
This tintype of a #spaniel named Major came in today as part of a donation of family papers of the Barber clan. The family was from Maine and northern Massachusetts. #dogs #familydog #familypapers #photography_aas
Found this little gem in some family papers! Experiencing nerd joy in the extreme. #familypapers #genealogy #democrats