In our family - as in most families, I guess - we have a lot of old things with stories behind them. Many objects from our ancestors have been passed down and are still in existence, owned by various members of the family. I find comfort in the fact that these objects are kept and maintained by people who value their history. They provide real, tangible connections to our ancestors and their daily lives. They are, in a sense, "genealogy in solid form".
Here are some of the things that have been passed down on my father's side of the family.
Lastly, these wooden boxes - a food container and a postage stamp organizer - were actually carved by one of our ancestors, "Mammatina",
The food container is currently in my safekeeping, and I am very proud to have been entrusted with it by my grandparents. Hopefully it will be passed down another six generations!