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
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 saw a full life ahead of him. John, though, apparently had his life cut short at the young age of 16 according to the back of the… Read More Brother John Welt
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 Meeker. The photographer, Webb, is addressed on Elucid Ave, Cleveland.
Bulleid Family All Named 7x Antique Photographs and CDVs c1870 1924 | eBay. Sheesh, I wish a better scan had been used but, as my dad always told me, beggars can’t be choosers. Let’s simply be happy that the seller was kind enough to post the backs of the images! There are 7 in total… Read More Bulleid Family Photos Found on eBay
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!
1942 Allegheney County Pa Police Criminal by SherwoodsTreasures. Born May 1912 in South Carolina and later finding his way to Allegheny, Pennsylvania, where he died in 2004, Charles Vandross looks almost amused that he had been arrested. The record doesn’t reveal why he was picked up by police. All we know, is that he was.
This picture post card holds some great genealogy clues because it contains not just a name, but also the names of some relatives. These types of clues are some of my favorite type because it helps narrow down the identity of the specific person. The one thing that it didn’t tell us was a location.… Read More Lena Green
This photograph of sweet little sisters Mary Elizabeth and Elinor J Sieber was found at Aunt Arties Antiques in New Albany, Indiana. The price tag left it out of my price range but I pulled out my camera and took these quick snapshots for longevity sake. Hopefully, a descendant will read this and be able… Read More Mary Elizabeth and Elinor J Sieber
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
While at the “Old Town Shop” in Corydon, Indiana on a rescue mission, I got to chatting with the counter clerk when I spotted this propped up on a small shelf behind the register. I was beyond excited that she let me handle it and snap a quick camera photo as she told me that… Read More A. Kirpen Beard Grower Extraordinaire!
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 found Carrie Hamblen (possibly Hamblin) while on a short trip to the Copper Awning, a local antique store. These are snapshots, not scans, because I dropped her off at the Oldham County Historical Society after the purchase. The back of her photo card was stamped with my local city, LaGrange, KY and a small… Read More Carrie Hamblen LaGrange KY
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
Oldham County, Kentucky resident Howard Wilhoyte poses at attention in his ROTC uniform for this photograph found in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook.
Though untitled, I compared this to other photographs in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook and it is safe to say that this is Howard Wilhoyte…. or a secret twin. LOL!
Located in the Wilhoyte Scrapbook is this portrait of Hewett Wilhoyte of Goshen/Prospect, Kentucky.
Tall and proud they stand together in this photograph from the Wilhoyte Scrapbook, Willie Peters and the 3 Wilhoyte boys; Richard, Howard, and Hewett. If you look close you will notice that all 4 have a rolled up pants leg! Whether they were mimicking the old original “Old Bachelor’s Club” is for you to decide.… Read More The Old Batchelor’s Club