Published in 1929 by Mrs. Bryan Wells Collier, this book contains a multitude of short biographies of southern women. Within most of the biographies you will find brief genealogies of each woman, and often one of her husband’s lineage, also. 90% of the women have portraits included within their biography. Undoubtedly, this is a treasure… Read More Representative Women of the South, vol. 5 index
When her cancer reared it’s ugly head again last year, I quit blogging. Actually, I quit doing most everything. Now I sit at my keyboard… 2 months of grieving, 6 months as a hospice caregiver, 3 years of holding her hand through chemo treatments, and a lifetime of sisterhood…. all of behind me, and nothing… Read More Starting Over
Oh. My. Goodness. So many gorgeous portraits! I promise you, I wanted to take each and every one down just to check for names! My little sister had asked me to take her to check out this antique store, but had also just been connected to her chemo pump. The side effects hit since than… Read More Midwest Custom Furniture English, Indiana
The postcards had been in Norma McGovern’s family for almost 100 years before their mystery was unlocked. The writer, George Finlayson, sent them during WWI and they became family treasures from a man that was forgotten. Check out the story at The Evening Telegraph and find out how Norma discovered her family’s relationship to this… Read More WWI Postcards Mystery Solved
To be honest, I wasn’t really sure that I would like Pinterest. Surely, this makes me an old fuddy-duddy, but I’m okay with that. Well, with the scanner being down and me having a few free hours what else was I to do? Of course I could have done some cleaning around the house but… Read More Genephemera Now Officially On Pinterest!
It’s Monday and there’s no better way to start the week than by heading out to explore. Today I wound up in New Albany, Indiana and found a honey hole… to bad the honey was expensive! I did luck into a 1919 college year book and one affordable forgotten portrait. The owner was an incredibly… Read More Aunt Arties Antique Mall Adventure
This little beauty was spotted in a small showcase box in the “Old Town Store” in Corydon, Indiana. The clerk there was super sweet and unlocked the case and allowed me to photograph it for the site. Hopefully a descendant will locate it here and drop her a thank you for her act of kindness!… Read More Henry Clemens Work ID Pin
I’ve been busy procrastinating today. Instead of running the scanner, I decided to take advantage of my time and hang with one of my sisters. We traveled out to Corydon, Indiana and found this sweet antique store. There were quality items everywhere, but not much for us genealogists. There was an awesome clerk, though, who… Read More The Old Town Store
Donated the day I found her, Carrie Hamblen is now staying at the Oldham County Historical Society!
I am always amazed at the things that are thrown away simply because someone else found no value in them. Luckily, for many genealogists in the Eldred Township, former teacher Charlotte Stoughton rescued several amazing documents, relating to a former local one-room school house, after spotting them in a dumpster! Read more about the fantastic… Read More Century-old documents found in safe at Eldred shop
Digging through a church archive cabinet uncovered contracts and deeds for researchers of the East Falls House! The amount of historical documents found tucked away in churches everywhere always impresses me. (I know for a fact that a church local to myself has documents that go back to the 1800’s. To bad they won’t… Read More A little “luck” at local church uncovers historical documents
It’s finished and I am so happy, not only to know that it has been shared, but also that I can now move onto the next project! Check it out here at The Wilhoyte Scrapbook collection page!
Imagine opening a box, only to find a small personal collection of historical items belonging to a Pennsylvanian doctor who lived during the Civil War. That’s exactly what happened to Julie Mathis! Read more about this awesome discovery by clicking the link below! Edmond Woman Discovers Civil War Documents – News9.com –
This book of signatures was a philopena gift to Miss. Annie Morton from someone who simply signed ‘a friend’. Inside are handwritten well wishes for Annie as she prepares to leave the area. I don’t know much more yet. This is my newest find I haven’t had time to do any research yet but I’m… Read More A Philopena Present
Yay!! All scanning has been completed and uploads have began! It will take some time, but my goal is to get the entire set posted within the next few weeks. Look how far I have already gotten here at The Wilhoyte Scrapbook collection!
Well, no clear answer yet about the copyright law as it pertains to the work I do here. While I continue to find a definitive answer I decided to go ahead and add a few things that I am not worried about copyright law affecting. Check it out here at the Rose Fox Nusz Collection page!
Scanning is now underway! Now, after carefully separating the scrapbook, each of the pages is being gently positioned and scanned. Only the photographs with names will be posted in the collection here. Many of them are lovely photo shots of trips, such as an airport and landscapes, and while they are nice to look at,… Read More Scanning the Wilhoyte Scrapbook
Sigh…. today I just feel like venting to you. It has been terribly difficult to decide what to about the posting of the Rose Fox Nusz collection as there several items dated with in copyright laws that prohibit use for so many years. In my mind I feel this should be a non issue as… Read More Rose Fox Nusz Letters…
Well, it seems the only way that I will be able to scan in all of the identified photographs in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook is to take it apart. Really, this makes me sad as I hate so much to feel as if I am destroying a piece of history. In my head, I am trying… Read More Open Scrapbook Surgery…
Johnny, my fave antique dealer who I bragged on in another post, found me this awesome 1930’s scrapbook that features a bunch of photos and many of them labeled with identifying names! It came from an auction or sale in Prospect, Kentucky and a bit of research has already found the named individuals on the… Read More Wilhoyte Treasure Score!