I saw this article by Kristen Wyatt at the Associated Press on Sunday and could not imagine what I would do if I had found the items.
It seems that the Emory family of Centreville, Maryland never threw anything away even in 400 years. The treasure trove which is being cataloged by state archivists as well as professors and students of Washington College contains letters, receipts, flyers, posters and more.
Read it here.
Have you ever encountered a similar situation - perhaps not 400 years worth of items - but enough to keep you busy documenting your family history for many months or years?