Treasures

I’m certain the things I loved to do in my early teenage years weren’t common to most NKOTB-adoring, 90210-watching, olive-skinned and sun-kissed Colorado-born kids. I volunteered at a living-history farm, watched way too much Little House on the Prairie, occasionally skipped school (sorry Ma) to spend time at the downtown library, and given the choice, I opted to visit antique shops with my family over skate parks and movie theaters.

This page is designed to explore the projects I enjoyed, the mysteries I uncovered, the treasures I found, and those memories I cherish. Feel free to post a comment or drop a question here as we add to the More Roots Than Branches blog.

Posts

  • Laura Jessie Lomax, Part 4- Oh Brother! In part 3 of this series, we reviewed a likely Illinois state marriage index record for Moses L. Lomax and Laura Cook, the parents of Laura Jessie Lomax as listed on her death certificate as well as recorded in her Longfellow Birthday Book. We explored 1870 and 1880 U.S. Census records for Laura… Read more...
  • Laura Jessie Lomax, Part 3- When the Puzzle Pieces Start to Fit! In part 2 of this series, we reviewed possible entries in Laura Jessie Lomax's Longfellow Birthday Book for the names listed on her Missouri state death certificate for her father, Moses L. Lomax, and mother, Laura Cook. We found a birthday entry for both a Moses Lafayette (April… Read more...
  • Laura Jessie Lomax, Part 2- Start With What You Know Welcome back to our exploration of Laura Jessie Lomax's Longfellow Birthday Book and our research into her life, family, and journeys. As we reviewed in this first post, the name "Laura Jessie Lomax" is handwritten on the first page with the date 12/25/17. In searching the entries of the pages,… Read more...
  • Laura Jessie Lomax & the Birthday Book- Wisest $45 Ever! One summer in the early 1990s, I was traveling on vacation across Colorado. I was blessed to travel thousands of miles with my family almost every summer and we frequently ended each trip in Glenwood Springs. This particular year, I recall wandering through an amazing antique shop and a nearby jewelry and… Read more...

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Our third post about Laura Jessie Lomax and her birthday book has been posted. We explore clues for Laura's parents, their marriage, and the first two U.S. census records for the young family. Visit us at https://morerootsthanbranches.com/laura-jessie-lomax-part-3/ to learn more for #genealogy and the treasure that started it all.
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Have you met Laura Lomax? Our second post in this series explores more birthday book entries, connects our Laura to a 1952 Missouri death certificate, and introduces us to Laura's possible parents, Moses Lafayette and Laura (Cook) Lomax! Learn more about this treasure and #genealogy at https://morerootsthanbranches.com/laura-jessie-lomax-part-2/ .
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Check out our latest post about an antique treasures AND genealogy! What a great combination!! In "Laura Jessie Lomax and the Birthday Book," we explore the entries in a Longfellow Birthday Book (entries mostly 1870 to 1940) including Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and even abroad. Who was Laura? What can we learn about her life and her family? Are there records in here that might help other researchers? Let's find out!! Join us!
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Map of Colorado Springs thrift stores, scratch and dent stores, consignment stores, and more!
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Old printer's cabinet in Corky's Antiques store in Denver, Colorado.
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Longfellow Birthday Book by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in moderate yellow brown (NBS) leather cover with title in gold letters and paper pages edged in gold. Copyright 1881. A verse by Longfellow for each day of the year with space for writing in birthdays. Entries made for James J. Hill family and family of Mr. and Mrs. Axel Johnson, servants in the House.
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