Well, I hate to have to postpone when there was such progress being made sharing this collection but it seems I must. Due to the fact that many of the genephemra items are more modern articles, I need to do a bit of research on the copyright laws to make sure it will be okay… Read More Postponing the Rose Fox Nusz Collection
I’ll admit that I’ve never seen one of these till now, but it looks pretty neat. Wilbur S Ball Jr.’s address is stamped on it listing him in Louisville, Ky. This ‘Identi-plate’ was found with the other contents of the Rose Fox Nusz Collection.
Finally, everything is scanned and I am able to begin uploading and cataloging the collection! You can check out my progress by visiting the Rose Fox Nusz Collection page.
I love when I get the chance to share a piece of family history that contains the actual signature of an ancestor. There is something so personal about it. This is Albert Button Ewing’s 1968 drivers license and was found with the other items in the Rose Fox Nusz Collection. His address was listed as… Read More Albert Button Ewing Drivers License
This collection is the largest I have handled for the site. Proud to announce, that despite feeling a bit overwhelmed, I have finally finished scanning and cataloging it! Tomorrow will be the first day I begin adding it here for you. I’m so excited for you to see it!! Names found include, Rose and Noah… Read More Nusz Progress
Another St. Luke’s Evangelical bulletin has been added and is as much a joy to read as the previous! In this Sept 1929 handout you can find them urging members to continue to support the missionaries they have sent to India and publishing the vacation whereabouts and adventures of the congregation! As always, I have… Read More 1929 Bulletin From Louisville KY
Despite a bit of extra research not much came up during my research of our most recently added collection. I would love to have been able to learn more about this German family that found it’s way to Ohio. Hopefully any descendants who stumbles across this collection will know more than we do and will… Read More Sommer Collection Added!
It may not seem like a lot to you, but I promise that it excites me to say that we have almost 60 photographs now posted and identified on Genephemera! It’s an amazing start to our digital collection. Outside of photographs though, I am still adding heaps of other ephemera that will be helpful to… Read More Almost 60!
The mysterious envelope that peaked our interest may soon be opened now that a descendant of Rev. J. E. Foote has been located and in contact with the Trinity Episcopal Church of Grand Ledge Michigan! Read more about this newest development here: “Mystery solved? Century-old Grand Ledge time capsule package owner possibly found” Read our… Read More Time Capsule Mystery; A Decendant Found!
Opened after 100 years, the time capsule put away by members of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Great Ledge Michigan in 1913, was found a letter… a mystery!! It is sealed and addressed “May 2 1912. If opened after the lapse of many years, these are to be presented to relatives of Rev. Foote if… Read More Time Capsule Mystery!!
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 my heart. Listing after listing for antique ledgers which had been pulled apart and were being sold by the page or small page sets!!! One of… Read More Selling Ledger Pages
Today I stumbled across this story and was simply overjoyed! How often is a jewel such as this uncovered? Just imagine the genealogical information that a newspaper printed in 1794 might hold! Read about this amazing find HERE!
ShareASale approved us for their affiliate program and now we just have to wait and hope that the merchant we are hoping to be approved by, does so also. If so, there will (hopefully) be some funds generated towards the purchase of more genephemera to share. The little bit that I can currently budget for… Read More Approved!
My mom is home and doing amazingly well for someone who suffered a stroke. While I sat up at night I spent time researching affiliates. In order to help finance further purchases for Genephemra to share, I wanted to make sure I picked a program with a solid foundation and strong reviews. Share A Sale… Read More Share A Sale…
As I write this, my mom is in ICU at our local hospital. Until things calm down around here I will not be posting anything new.
Well, out of curiosity, I headed over to YouWho.com and signed up. The much anticipated site is not yet up, but after filling out the form and clicking the ‘Sign me up!” button, a popup notified me that I would receive an email once the site is ready. A blurb on the homepage reads; “Hi… Read More Joining YouWho
Okay, I really do understand that they are trying to develop a place where genealogists can directly search through the collections of ephemera sellers and antique dealers, but it still sounds like this is just a greedy mess waiting to happen. As one who digs through photos on a constant basis, it is actually fairly… Read More ‘YouWho’ To Become Marketplace For Family Treasures
Coming back into popularity is the art of collage. It’s an interesting creative form of expression that has been around for generations. The losses it produces to the historical and genealogy community, though, worries me. Popping up on shelves and computer screens across the country are craft books and blogs full of ideas, and unfortunately,… Read More Antique Letter Collages and “Scrap Art”
This quote from Dr. Carl Sagan speaks to my very core. It is the very essence of the will that keeps me digging through piles of things at flea markets, yard sales, and antique stores!
New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center recently added a photograph to their digital collection titled “Harlem Loiterers” by an American photographer named Sid Grossman in 1939. Users of the site Reddit are contributed with being the first to recognize that the subject of Grossman’s photograph looks strikingly similar to modern rapper Jay-Z! Not only have… Read More Jay-Z Look Alike Found In 1930’s Photo!