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A Step-By-Step Guide to Your Genealogical Treasure Hunt

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Furniture and Paintings


Although clothing and quilts are the most obvious, items such as furniture and paintings can hold clues as well.

Gently look underneath and behind pieces of furniture. Ask if you can look at the backs of paintings. Sometimes you may find notes or inscriptions on these, too.

You may find hundreds of other fascinating items in family collections: Crocheted tablecloths or handmade dolls, a hat with a funny history, a portrait of a parent left behind in another country, a book brought across the sea by a young woman who loved to read. The possibilities are endless! Be sure to enter in your notebook any information you find.

Next: Relatives' Memories/Oral Histories

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