Wilbur Ball Shopping Card

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.

Nusz Progress

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

Sommer Collection Added!

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!

Almost 60!

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!

Time Capsule Mystery!!

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!!

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 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


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!

Share A Sale…

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…

Sick Momma…

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.

Joining YouWho

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

Waiting To Be Known

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!