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Stewart Family Photos

I purchased this batch of photographs at Antique Warehouse Mall in February 2017. This return is a bit different than the others. I photographed and posted all the images to a family tree on Ancestry.com for anyone that may be searching for family since I wasn’t able to track anyone down myself. A year later, […]

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Dorothy’s Wedding Record Book

I’ve had Dorothy’s 1940s “Bridal Chimes” wedding record album, which I purchased from Antique Gallery, for a couple of years.  It’s a beautiful record book published by C.R. Gibson & Company in Norwalk, Connecticut, and purchased as a gift from Dorothy’s friend Marie at The Goldstein-Migel Company in Waco, Texas.           […]

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Bucky’s Scrapbook

I purchased Bucky’s 1950s scrapbooks, photos, and school papers from Antique Warehouse in mid-2015 with the intent to repair and then research to return, but since it was so large, it ended up being put away in a suitcase until March 2016.   When I finished repairing the scrapbook last month, I then used Ancestry.com […]

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Harold Ray’s Dog Tag

I purchased a single dog tag from Antique Warehouse back in August 2015, about the same time that I returned Ira Monroe‘s dog tag to its family.  This newly acquired tag belonged to a man named Harold William Ray (1918-2006) who served in the Navy during World War II. Using Ancestry.com and Facebook, I was […]

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Gleasons Back Home for the Holidays

Since early summer, I have been collecting photographs from Antique Warehouse that once belonged to a family with the surname Gleason (many photos are about or over 100 years old). Since they are all spread out over a large family tree, and I have an Ancestry.com subscription, I decided to scan them all at a […]

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José the Chihuahua and his Paper Doll Family

I found these two 1950s Christmas cards in a box of stationary purchased last year at thrift shop Mid-South Outlet. They each came with four removable paper dolls (that fit right in Santa’s bag!) with the each person’s name, or nickname, on them: Buddy (Francis the father), Betty (Betand the mother), Lynda (their little angel), […]

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Patricia’s High School Photo Album

I found this large photo album at an antique shop a year or two ago at a thrift shop called City Thrift. It sat in my living room along with a bunch of other old photo albums I had and I had forgotten that it had photos in it as the others were all empty. […]

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Ira Monroe Dooley’s Dog Tag

This dog tag was part of my military collection.  The tag belonged to a man named Ira Monroe Dooley (1893-1963).  He served in both World War I and World War II To find its family, I used both Ancestry.com and Facebook on 1 August 2015.  I was able to locate one of his great-grandsons in […]

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Billie McCall Gray’s Book of Poems

I found an old address book at Second Time Around Flea Market in the Summer of 2014. It had been repurposed in the 1970s by an older woman named Billie McCall Gray into a book filled with typed and handwritten poems and writings, along with clippings, drawings, and a few pieces of mail.  I attempted […]

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Siblings Hattie and Charles

This is a cabinet card photograph, circa 1890, that I believe I picked up at at Sheffield Antique Mall a few years ago. I used Ancestry.com, and most likely an obituary, to discover that the baby, Charles, had a living grandson in Memphis, Tennessee. I contacted the grandson, John, in 18 March 2015 via Facebook. […]

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