Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Three GeneaWishes

Dear GeanaSanta,

This year I am asking for some unusual items that relate to my family's history.

  1. An original, first-run edition of the Webster's dictionary that my distant cousin Noah Webster produced.
  2. The desk that my 10th great-granduncle, Robert Treat, used during his time as governor of Connecticut in the late 1600s.
  3. The medals that were awarded to my grandfather, John Cahill, for serving in WWII.

Yours truly,

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Posted for the 62nd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy.



Larry Lehmer said...

That's quite a list, Julie. I hope each and every wish comes true for you!

Cindy said...

Julie -
Your third wish caught my eye - I realized a few months ago (during one of those AHA moments) that my Grandfather's WWII medals were missing. In researching further, I found that they could be replaced, direct from the Armed Forces - not by purchasing them - if enough information could be found/given. Having all of his discharge documents, and the documents given with the award, I set out to do this... be careful. This is where it gets a bit tricky. If you've not attempted this yet, rather than spilling another three paragraphs here in your comments, I'll talk to you about it further by email if you'd like. I also put info on this endeavor on my blog in previous posts. What a challenge it was but they'll be here soon, free of charge, when they arrive all the frustration will have been worth it! Cindy

Colleen Johnson, CMJ Office said...

Wow! What a history you and your family have! Hope your wishes are granted.

Happy Holidays.

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