Family History Mystery: The Heirloom

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Get ready to be a family history detective!

Each month we’ll give you a new detective case to solve. Remember, every good detective collects notes and evidence and keeps them in a safe place. Cut out the label below and paste it on a notebook, folder, or box. Now you’re ready to start sleuthing. Good luck!

Case #1: The Mystery of the Heirloom

Dear Detective,

An heirloom is a special object that a family can pass down for generations. Find an heirloom in your house. Then ask a parent to help you learn your heirloom’s story. Who did it belong to? How did it get passed down? Write down what you find out and put it in your evidence file.

Smart Sleuth Tip

Pictures are important evidence. Be sure to include a photo or drawing of the heirloom in your file!

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