Friday, January 26, 2007

Erskine Family Photos Find Their Way Home

From Alaska to California

KODIAK -- An interesting piece of Kodiak history was uncovered last fall by unsuspecting California genealogist Trevor Thomas. Thomas attended a Gold Rush Days festival in Old Sacramento, Calif., on Labor Day weekend. While observing a display about basket weaving, he noticed a set of two framed old photos..... tracing to Kodiak's historic Erskine House.

When Thomas later extracted the photos from the frame, he noticed writing on the back of the 3-by-5 inch portraits: the names Wilbur Fiske Erskine, shown, and Maria Julia Erskine.

He then set out to find the Erskine family to return the photos...

Read full article from the Anchorage Daily News