When a Reddit user found an old trunk in his grandfather’s house, he had no idea he was about to make an incredible family discovery.
It had been hidden away in his grandfather’s garage for decades, untouched and unopened. His grandfather had never told anyone about the trunk or its contents. When it was finally opened, everything inside was in perfect condition. No one could have guessed what treasures he would find — things that his great-great-grandfather had once held, touched, read, and used.
It was incredible enough when we heard about the man who found a chest that his grandfather had once owned, but this was his great-great-grandfather. That’s the turn of the 20th century and the years after: the Titanic, WWI, and the roaring twenties.
Can you imagine finding something as incredible as this? This relation whom you’ve never met but who you are now invariably connected to through handwriting, books, and even eyeglasses. It’s one thing to see a faceless name on the family tree — even with sites like Genealogy.com we can get closer to the distant past — but we don’t often get chances like this!
All we can say is that this is absolutely incredible and a truly unique find that we’re happy to pass along to you.
Have you ever found something like this from your own family? Please let us know in the comments!
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