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From: Tiffany Parsons <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] Family clues through heirlooms
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 15:39:02 -0500
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One special thing that I have is a swatch of fabric with embroidery on
it. It was clearly a skill that my grandmother had learned in Poland
when she was a girl, but this was something made for me ... picture of
a little girl with little girly things around her ... not a
traditional design, but a traditional talent. It is one of my most
valuable possessions
and I just came across it again a few years ago in an old album. A
real treasure !


On Nov 21, 2009, at 3:23 PM, Michele wrote:

> The recent discussion about baby rings was very interesting and it
> made
> me wonder about what clues people have gotten about their Polish
> family
> history from inherited jewelry or other heirlooms. Some heirlooms can
> give really valuable information. For example, we have our Polish
> greatgrandparent's wedding bands. Inside each one is inscribed the
> other one's initials. Both have the number 89 engraved inside too.
> It
> is likely that 1889 was the year that they married. Our grandfather
> was
> born a year later. That is quite a bit of information inside of a
> ring. Others can give just a little bit of information but it helps
> us
> know a little more about them. I'm wondering what kind of clues
> others
> have gotten from their Polish heirlooms.
> Michele
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