Alaska's Orphaned Treasures
A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more
damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and
Long since lost, many
family items such as diaries, documents, registers, scrapbooks, postcards
and yearbooks find their way to antique shops, flea markets, musty
basements, and eBay.
Have you been
searching for some of your family's old photos or the family bible?
Or, in doing your family
research have you come upon an old will, found pictures or a family bible
mentioned in the list of personal items, and wondered what became of
On the other hand have you
ever spotted vintage photos, a family bible or other family memorabilia at
while browsing thru an antique store, garage sale, flea market, or auction
and thought, “I'll bet someone is looking for this.” You're right; they
This section is meant to
change both of the above scenarios. Those wonderful old photos, letters,
documents, memorabilia and artifacts which once belonged to our ancestors
should be shared with others. In that vein, the following pages are
dedicated to reuniting families with memorabilia their Alaska ancestors
of the best ways to find those missing family heirlooms, images and
artifacts is by using online resources. There are plenty of Web sites that
attempt to reunite individuals with family items and pictures.
Unfortunately, Alaska is not always one of the well-represented states.
Hopefully, this site will change all that. If you
have "mystery" Alaska memorabilia that you would like to share with
others, please do so here.
At this time, I do not have a limit on
how many photos that can be posted on this site. Also, I'll be happy to
link to your pages if you have a webpage of your own with