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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.

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Cabinet Photo of CR Barnes July 1887

Cabinet Photo of CR Barnes July 1887 Name and by VivaVintage4U.   With side swept hair and a bowtie adorned neck, Mr. C.R. Barnes stares past us in thi ...

Beautiful Viola Shafer

All the Single ladies named Viola Shafer Vintage by LaFeria. Photographed by Shively in Decatur, Illinois Ms. Viola Shafer was a beauty. It would be difficu ...

WWI Postcards Mystery Solved

The postcards had been in Norma McGovern’s family for almost 100 years before their mystery was unlocked.  The writer, George Finlayson, sent them dur ...

Brother John Welt

Vintage First Communion Photo of a Teen Boy Named by plaidpearls. It’s sad to know that this photograph was taken of John when he and his family still ...

Nurse Bertha Meeker

Old Antique Cabinet Photo Picture Cleveland Ohio NURSE Woman NAMED Bertha Meeker This beauty is for sale on Ebay. Written across the back is her name Bertha ...

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