Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29 - look for old postcards

May 29 – Look through boxes of old letters for postcards. They may show your ancestors’ favorite places, or if they’re photo postcards, your ancestor’s themselves.

I like going to thrift stores or antique shops and looking at the old postcards. My husband may roll his eyes, as I sift through them seeing if any are of places that my ancestors might have lived or visited. Even if they are not my ancestor’s postcards, I can get a snapshot of what the area looked like when they lived there. Sometimes these can be picked up quite reasonably.

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