Several TCGS members have found heirloom items that they couldn't leave where they were – whether it was the antique shop or the local library's book exchange room. These items are posted here and announced in our bulletin so possibly they can be discovered.
TCGS would like to share these heirlooms with all genealogists who belong to these families. If any of these items are from your family, contact the TCGS through the TCGS Researchers and identify yourself relative to appropriate heirloom shown or described on this page. Please provide details of how you related to the item. We will arrange to get the article to you for the cost of postage. If the person who collected the article incurred a cost in obtaining the article, they would like to be compensated for their original purchase.
A Plaque – from the Northwest Regional Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. “For Exemplary Achievement, 1987, Nina Thomas, Lay Ministry”. Plaque labeled Northwest Trophy, Inc. 1314 Howell, Seattle, WA 98101. Found in donations to the Richland Friends of the Library who run a small, low cost book store.
Bible presented to Ora Mae King – by sisters and daughter 25 December 1943. Bible is copyright 1941. The family register is for Peder Elijah Peterson (1886-1958, died Tacoma, WA) and Ora Mae Durr (1897-1968, died Pasco, WA). Other names are Peterson, Johns, Scherer, Wynn, Risenhower, Causey, Bowman. It contains the note “Grandmother Mae Durr Peterson King” which ties the most recent names together. Donated to the Richland LDS Family History Center. After searching for an LDS member interested in having the bible failed, it was turned over to TCGS to post in hopes of finding an interested person to adopt this bible.
The History of Our Family book – for Thomas Edward Ault and Lois Colleen Redd. It includes the names of their parents, grandparents and some of their great grandparents. Family names include Cadwallader, Clark, Leslie, Shaffer, McKean, Green, Custer, Smith, Beck, Kirkpatrick. Not much detail beyond names and some dates, but what a genealogical find! Found in donations to the Richland Friends of the Library. Posted to Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com Message boards on 9/28/2008. Returned to owner on 10/31/2008.
A Memory Book – “A Father's Legacy, Your Life Story in Your Own Words”. The Personal Portrait page indicates that this book was completed by James Ralph Brumley, son of Wynette Maxine Brumley and James Frederick Brumley. The book is organized as a series of questions distributed over the months of a year. The entries for January and February have been completed. The remaining months are blank. The book also includes a photograph of 6 people, 3 male and 3 female, possibly 3 generations. It is labeled “Sept. 97”. Found in donations to the Richland Friends of the Library. Returned to its owner, 12/31/2007.