Finding Your Family History Treasures on Ebay, Amazon and Etsy

Finding Your Family History Treasures on Ebay, Amazon and Etsy

Are you like me and didn't inherit a lot of heirlooms or family history memorabilia? Did you know you can reclaim items from your ancestor's past on eBay, Amazon and Etsy? WHAT!        I know, who would of thunk it! Ebay currently has 64,386 genealogy items listed! Ebay can be a great place to look for out-of-print books, genealogy records, family Bibles and histories and genealogy books on CD. Besides the obvious genealogy books to be found, there may be other treasures waiting to be discovered! This is my latest family history find, a $1 token in exchange for merchandise at Martin O'Rear store, in Jasper, Alabama. A search in Google Books, reveals Alabama Supreme Court court case with a Martin O'Rear owning a merchandise store in Jasper, Alabama.  And yes, I spent way more than I would of liked, but I did talk the seller down $50...but, can you put a price on family history treasures...well, apparently you can and I'll pay it! I've also purchased on ebay a watercolor of Continue reading

What Are the Artifacts of Your Life?

What Are the Artifacts of Your Life?

I am totally fascinated by the little things in our lives, especially the physical things that tell a story. I want to archive mine and write their stories before they are forgotten. So, the first thing I chose to record was this carved wooden box.This box once belonged to by grandfather Farmer Greenwade. He lived with us for about 6 months when I was about 4 or 5 years old. I remember going into his room to pester talk with him a lot and a few things I can recall is that he had a large carved wooden trunk and a matching smaller one. I loved the little box and played with it often. One day I took a color crayon and scribbled wrote inside of it. I am sure that my graffiti artistic endeavor was what prompted Grandpa to give it to me.Years later, my well-meaning mother in an attempt to beautify it for me, lined it with red velvet and covered up my crayon markings! I was horror struck that the one thing that I felt connected me to my now deceased grandpa was covered up. I ripped out the Continue reading