Lost Family Heirlooms
Vintage items lost over time, returning to their families.
Lost And Found
Lost family photos are on their way back home.
A Happy Ending
Stories of lost items returned to families all over the country.

Dog Tags

Long lost military dog tags returned to families.

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Photographs

Found photographs and albums.

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Record Books

Wedding albums, baby books, yearbooks, and more!

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Elvin’s Dog Tags

I found these dog tags on eBay.com in 2013.  I was able to find the owner by contacting the funeral home that handled Elvin’s funeral. It turned out that not only did the owner of the funeral home in Jackson, Missouri know Elvin’s son Mark, but Mark worked just across the street from him!  So he […]

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The Stadsvold Children

I purchased these old cabinet card photographs on Etsy.com in 2013. After doing some research on Ancestry.com, I discovered these four adorable siblings were Mildred Geneva (1888-1988), Francis Herbert (1891-1965), Sidney Carl Joseph (1890-1972), and Stella Madeline (1893-1957) Stadvold of Fosston, Minnesota. Aren’t they adorable?! After exchanging messages with Francis Stadsvold’s great-grandson on Ancestry, I […]

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Lost In The Mail

This is a photo of Harold. I bought his photo at Sheffield Antique Mall. When I researched his name on Ancestry.com, I noticed that the photo scanned to the website was the exact same photograph, creases, rips, and all!!! I contacted the owner, Donna, of the family tree and the only explanation we could come up […]

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Kenny’s Childhood Photographs

I discovered someone on eBay was selling photos from a photo album with identified photographs. I purchased many of them with the intent of returning them. 287 photographs in all. Someone was missing their childhood! I was able to gather enough information from the photographs and found Kenny, now known as Kenneth, on Facebook. Unfortunately, […]

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Harry’s High School Yearbook

I happened to look up a friend of mine on Ancestry.com to see if I could find him in the yearbook section in July 2011.  Not only did I find his yearbook photo, but the yearbook that had been scanned into the system was Harry’s personal yearbook that he must have lost years before. I […]

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Henry’s Baby Photos

Little Henry was born at home in San Francisco in 1918 and his parents documented his life in photos. There were many photographs of Henry as a small child, far more than those shown below, plus a photo of Henry as a young teen then later in the military.  Between his time in the military […]

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Joe and Mary Rigali

These two children are Joseph Patrick (1898-1973) and Maria (b. Aug 1896) Rigali.  My mom gave me this photo as a gift, I believe she had purchased it at an antique shop while on a trip to Iowa.  It’s a very delicate photo. I did some research on the family, but could not find very […]

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