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They Lived in a Log Cabin

It was 290 years ago this month—7 September 1724—that the cabin of my ancestors John and Elizabeth Hanson in Dover, New Hampshire, was attacked by Indians.

We all know that many of our ancestors lived in log cabins, but think of that as a long-lost tradition. So it can come as a surprise to find a photo of your own family's log cabin published in an old newspaper.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas), 16 July 1922, page 7

If you are related to Robert Dalton of Palo Pinto County, Texas, then GenealogyBank's newspaper collection has a photograph of your family's old log cabin (built in the 1870s) along with photos of the family.

What a great find.

Our Historical Newspaper Archives are invaluable for finding old family traditions, family photos and images that are preserved here—but might have been long lost to the family.

Find the details of your family history; in many cases, newspapers are likely your only source for these important memories.

Dig in—find your family history today.