Any paper item (ephemera) from the past which contains a record of names, or a name, which may be used for the purpose of genealogy research. The most helpful of these items contain a reference to a location in which the identified person, or persons, once resided or visited. Examples of genephemera are: letters/postcards, legal documents, photographs bearing identification, church bulletins, ect.

Paper From The Past

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Crimes Against History

Selling Ledger Pages

I was nosing around on one of my favorite crafts and handmade items shops when I stumbled on a new trend, well I suppose it’s new, that utterly broke ...

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We love reunions!
Every item we share here has been seperated from it's family. We save them from a life of dust in antique store bins and estate sale rubbish piles.

If you are reunited with a piece of your past here, please share your story!
It's always wonderful to hear about your success. It lets us know our work matters and encourages us to continue! -Jessica

Rescue Missions

     Funding for rescue purchases and equipment is an invaluable part of running None of the historical items you find here are re-sold, but instead, are donated to the appropriate libraries and historical societies. You can help support us and our rescue missions by shopping at our affiliates.

Gift Ideas Family History Buffs

Family History Charm

A personalized charm is a quick, easy and BEAUTIFUL gift idea. You can make one, you can make many. Gift it with a b ...

Prof. Ahnentafel Designs!

When they say you can find just about anything on the internet, it’s true! In the course of researching for my ...