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to the world of vintage postcards, family history.... and genealogy!
Even those who are not interested in genealogy
and have never traced their family tree, will tell you how vintage postcards enable us to hold a piece of history
in the palm of our hand. The fascination of seeing how your favourite places, or where you now live, as it was a hundred
years ago, is something that cannot be surpassed by anything other than vintage cards. I set postcards even higher than
photographs; for the simple reason that they are usually personalised by the sender's message on the back ......
not only are you holding a piece of history in your hand, you're also holding the treasured words perhaps of a family
member; or priceless topical information or comment about life in that place, at that very time.
it adds depth to the understanding of how life used to be. See your ancestors' environments as they used to be -
look at the type of clothing that they would have worn, the hairstyles they would have had, the shops they would have gone
This will give you a much better idea of how your ancestors lived and worked. Maybe even find a postcard with
their house on!
Allow us to draw your attention to some very descriptive blogs
which illustrate so clearly the fascination of old postcards.
Have a read of
Postcards and Photographs: Each One Tells a Story
Postcards : Little Snapshots of History
A Postcard From the Past
and "Artistic Licence"
If you have time, please visit the genealogy pages on this website - we're adding more all the time as we embrace the close links between these two fascinating
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