This week: The oldest existing Ellis Island ferry to be sold at auction, two formerly missing soldiers laid to rest, an adoption mystery solved, and more...
DNA testing helps two sisters find each other again, the last wish of a Marine who fell in action during WWII is granted, an opportunity to help name four sheep ambassadors at Colonial Williamsburg and more.
Carol MacKay received a grant in 2013 to cover the purchase of a carte de visite photo album she rescued in Calgary and returned to descendants of the original owners.
13 grants to purchase family treasures from pawn stores, do the detective work to track down descendants of the original owners, and return the item to that family.
Will consider applications for family treasures found not only in pawn stores, but also at flea markets, in antiques stores, on eBay. etc. Main objective is to rescue orphaned heirlooms.