Postal Genealogy

Letters are a treasure trove of information. I recently participated in a panel discussion about the intersection of postal history and genealogy. Here are some examples I shared.


Newspapers can be fascinating sources when looking for information about ancestors. Some of my ancestors lived in Edgefield, South Carolina and at the beginning of the 20th century the local newspaper, The Edgefield Advertiser, reported on the social activity of the town's citizens, as well as local news and politics. I've been able to take a … Continue reading 1912