The Delaware County Genealogical Society recently returned to his family the World War II dog tag that belonged to Dorrance Banks of Delaware, Ohio.
The ID tag and the attached photos were mailed to the society by a woman in Brooklyn, New York who had purchased them at a military memorabilia sale in Kentucky.
She knew to contact Delaware County because the next-of-kin’s address was on the tag.
The sender requested that they be returned to the family, if possible.
Millie Barnhart researched Dorrance Banks and discovered that Henry Banks, also of Delaware, is a relative; the artifacts were given to the Banks family and will be saved as part of the family history.
The Banks family was very surprised at this discovery and the genealogical society is happy to have been able to be part of returning them.
The Delaware County Genealogical Society is housed in the Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH.
The society is actively seeking volunteers for several different projects.
Volunteers are available to assist in family research on Thursdays, 10-11:45 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sundays, 1-4:30 p.m.
Anything in our files may be photographed at no charge; photocopies are 5 cents a copy.
Our annual business meeting will be November 14, 2017 in the Community Room of the Delaware District Library at 7:30 p.m.
After a short business meeting, Judy Freed, Chair of the Delaware County Pioneers will discuss eligibility and application procedures.
If your ancestors were in Delaware County prior to December 31, 1850, come and find out how to join this elite group of pioneer descendants.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Information for this story was provided by the DCGS.