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How we Began....

My Great Keepsake began as a hobby for owner Chris Rawson. He had been researching his family tree for the last 30 years and would talk to anyone that would listen about the interesting bits he found over the years. The home office was home to census records, birth. death and marriage certificates. He has old photos (some yet to be documented) and will travel even now, to cemeteries to visit those he never met but would love to have spoken with. Chris is enchanted by stories of the past. He realized long ago that the past is connected with the present. Those who came before us paved the way for us, sometimes literally!
What does my last name mean? If you ever wondered about the meaning of your last name, where your family lived, what they did or how they looked, you may find that the history of your surname may answer some of the questions about your ancestry from hundreds of years ago.
Not everyone is a genealogist. My Great Keepsake offers products that help make a connection to the past and quite often become family heirlooms.
Over time, Chris has added many other personalized prints. His newest product is personalized books. He was over the the moon with them after purchasing them for his granddaughters.
The big idea at My Great Keepsake is finding that perfect gift for someone you care about.