The Genealogy Clues in Quilts, Samplers, and Other Textiles Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including terminology, research tips, a historical timeline, and more. This handy 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.
A needlework sampler created in 1792 gave the United States all the proof it needed to grant a Revolutionary War pension for the family of John McKenzie. The Daughters of the American Revolution have drawers of such samplers, which might be the “only proof of a young girl’s existence.” And an estate was solved with heirs made happy, in a case that involved a sampler, a Scottish genealogist and New Zealand heirs. A mailbox quilt recorded postal patrons along a rural delivery route. A teenager discovered a lifelong love of genealogy in a humble signature quilt. What secrets hide in your homemade samplers, quilts, and other textiles?
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