Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: L is for … Letters

For the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge I have decided to write about ‘Letters”. It’s almost a lost art these days, with email, texting, and DMs (direct messages) – who needs to write eh?

L is for LETTERS

Writing a letter was THE way to communicate up until relatively recently … well at least until phones became popular. I’m sure every one of you can remember just how exciting it was to actually get a letter (not a bill) in the mail. I know I sure was.

Discovering Ephemera #1 – Old School Report

Let’s talk about ephemera. That’s right e-fem-e-ra! Let’s start by checking the Oxford Dictionary’s official definition of the word, which states the following:

“things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time: there were papers, letters, old boxes—all sorts of ephemera” and also

“collectable items that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity: Mickey Mouse ephemera

So  here’s a question for you, when is being a hoarder a good thing? I’m sure many would answer “never”, but trust me it is a good thing when it relates to keeping family records, documents, ephemera and photos.

Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: J is for [Heirloom] Jewellery

Anyone that really knows me … knows that I am a total jewellery freak (the top picture is just a few of the M-A-N-Y necklaces I have). I love my rings, bracelets and necklaces … so it made sense to write about jewellery for this post. Though not about ‘my’ jewellery, but rather heirloom jewellery.

J is for Jewellery

While these items would be classed as useless jewellery to others, each has sentimental value, which is something that cannot be replaced.

Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: B is for [Family] Bible

I’ve decided to take up the challenge set by Gould Genealogy to blog about the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’, at least for some letters.

For this challenge geneabloggers are asked to write about someone or something connected to their family history, that starts with the letter of the week. This week’s letter is B.

B is for [Family] Bible

For the letter ‘B’ I have chosen the to highlight the Bible. But not just ANY Bible, this is the Randell Family Bible.