Thursday, June 14, 2007

Unusual source documents

Family bible holds some surprises


Google Alert brought notice from a blogger in the non-genealogy part of the Internet who was recently gifted with the 1828 family bible on the Flower side of her family. The recipient is apparently a teacher by profession. She did a marvelous job describing the treasure in her blog entry Carring a Torch that also includes several pictures of the bible and it’s contents.

Among the usual old letters and customary notes about births, marriages and deaths, several unusual items were discovered:

  • A yellow fever warning, and an advertisment for Parson’s Purgative Pills
  • An overdraft notice on the Bank of Plato, Missouri, dated 1916.

The recipient states “It's nice to know that financial insolvency is not limited to my generation.”

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

(c) 2007 Pat Richley All Rights Reserved.

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