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Objects of cultural and historical interest

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Motives for mercy—the consuls of Toulouse
  • Aug 13, 2017

In July 1940, consular officials from three nations conspired to open an escape route for Jews out of occupied France. Why did they do it?

from Ruby Family History Project

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The corkscrew on eBay—sourcing family artifacts
  • Aug 13, 2017

Out of the files of the U.S. Patent Office and into the peculiar subculture of corkscrew collectors

from Ruby Family History Project

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The family secret behind granddad's desk calendar
  • Aug 13, 2017

A surprising artifact discovered after a parent's death leads to a series of discoveries and a new pastime in genealogy

from Ruby Family History Project

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