Treasures from Goodwill
Goodwill Industries has an interesting website at www.shopgoodwill.com; it is an online auction of a wide array of antiques/collectibles from Goodwill’s inventory of donated goods. When I looked at the website, there were some vintage photo albums and some great historical photos (which genealogical societies may be interested in purchasing for their archives). Also up for auction are some interesting and old cookie jars and china that may remind you of an ancestor or your own childhood. I came across this website when I was looking online for a list of the second hand/thrift stores in the state of Washington.
Ardrossan, Alberta, Canada
Search for Everyone
I highly recommend searching for every member of a family in every census when using online sources. Several times I have found only one child of the family whose name is â€œlinkedâ€ into the index. On one occasion, there were eight people in the household, who were all related to one infant, but trying all the ways and means possible, I could not get them to show up in the index. I assume it is some kind of technical problem that is preventing them from showing up.
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Do It Now
We all think, â€œOh, I have time to find out information from the family,â€ but sometimes times sneaks up on us and they are gone. Ask your older family members the names of their relatives, dates they may remember, places they lived, children they had, etc., and be sure to write it all down.
I recently found my deceased paternal grandmotherâ€™s very old family Bible. It is gorgeous, but she didn’t write a single thing on the family information pages. I was heartbroken. I am now researching the family and when I get all the information together I’d like to know if you think it would be proper of me to fill the in pages? Maybe I should leave it be and just insert my own records?
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