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Thomas and Alice Hutchins Drake: A Study of Mistaken Assumptions

In a box of personal pictures and mementos donated to our area Goodwill, I found two pictures of what appear to be members of the Drake family. Thomas E. Drake is a well-dressed man of middle years sitting in a nicely appointed office. The furniture and clothing seem to indicate early 1900’s. There was a… Continue reading Thomas and Alice Hutchins Drake: A Study of Mistaken Assumptions

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Treasures from the Goodwill: From Pearl to Aunt Abbie and Uncle Edd

Recently, one of the Goodwill administrative assistants entrusted the South Bend Area Genealogical Society with a box of personal items and photos that had been donated at various Goodwill sites in our area. She asked us, if possible, to find family and return what should be a valued heirloom. Well, you know that’s a challenge… Continue reading Treasures from the Goodwill: From Pearl to Aunt Abbie and Uncle Edd

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C.P. Hendershot: School Records and Copies

This week’s photo is not actually a photo, but a photocopy which was donated to the Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library. Notice that the original had been cropped before donation cutting off the right side and leaving us to make an educated guess on the size of the original. It is most likely either a… Continue reading C.P. Hendershot: School Records and Copies

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Dating Cabinet Card Photographs – Reverend Burelbach

This week’s photograph is an early cabinet card of a young man wearing a plain double breasted coat and what appears to be a clerical collar. There is no crucifix or other jewelry. On the back is handwritten Rev. Burelbach. On the front, the photographers imprint is very small and in simple print, identifying the… Continue reading Dating Cabinet Card Photographs – Reverend Burelbach