Genealogy Peeps, Don’t forget to check out those guns and swords in your family. You may just find another piece of history about your family.
Check out my Christmas homework assignment results.
I found some great information on the sword.
I started by researching the engraving on the sword, I wasn’t sure if it was a personal engraving or not. it turned out to be a military/manufacturing.
Doing more research I found out that it was a common sword used during the French Wars. The end of “Defense Nationale government and beginning French Third Republic.” The first president in France at this time, President Theirs, main goal was to deport all German sodilers from France. This fitted with the “Prussian-German” link to the family genealogy and the time the families migration to America.
My point is, check all types of family heirlooms for a hint of their life. Even a sword gives clues that might surprise you.
FYI, I was given the sword with the request, can you find out anything about it? When I sent an email of what I found, that is when they told me which family line the sword came from. It made so much sense of how the sword came to be with the family. Yes, some military items were sold or stolen after the wars, in this case we have a better clue how this sword became part of this families treasures.
The screenshot is from Wkipedia. It is a Chassport rifle baronet from the French Wars.
Christmas I was given several “genealogical homework” assignments from my family. One assignment was to try to find out a bit of history of a sword passed down to the current generation.