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Are You My Cousin?: Join Me For a Postcard Bonanza

Are You My Cousin?

Discovering My Ancestors -- One Cousin at a Time

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I tell the stories of my ancestors’ lives. Whether they lived 20 years ago or 200 years ago, they each have a story to tell. Some ancestors tell their stories willingly. Others must have their stories carefully teased from the records. Sometimes the stories are sad. Sometimes the stories are happy. Sometimes the stories are just funny. Regardless, my ancestors’ stories shaped their lives and the lives of those that followed. Come and share in the tales!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Join Me For a Postcard Bonanza

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I have come to realize that I have a plethora ( I do love that word!)  of vintage postcards.  I did not intentionally start collecting postcards, it just sort of happened.  As family members shared our family history in the form of letters and postcards with me, the collection just sort of grew...and grew.  There is quite a variety among the postcards.  Some represent the personal correspondence of my ancestors and some postcards represent souvenirs they collected in their travels.  I have shared some of the postcards from my collection on my blog in the past, but I have decided it is time to be more intentional about sharing them.

So, I am having a (virtual) party.  A Postcard Bonanza Party to be exact. April 31st is the date. And you're invited.

How does it work? 
  • Post your vintage postcard on your blog.  In your post you might want to share a little bit about the postcard. (Hint:  Your post doesn't have to be written on the Aug 31st.  You can link back to a post previously written.) 
  • On Aug 31st visit the Postcard Bonanza here at Are You My Cousin?.  
  • Click the "add your link" button at the bottom of the post.  Follow the instructions and a link to your blog post will appear at the bottom of the Postcard Bonanza page.    
  • Enjoy following the links and reading other postcard blog posts.
Note: When you link to the Postcard Bonanza, be sure to use the URL address for that post.  This is known as a permalink.  If you are unsure how to find your permalink, go here.

That's it.  It is really quite easy.  Then enjoy visiting other bloggers' blogs who also link to the Postcard Bonanza.

I am really looking forward to seeing everyone's postcards.



Blogger Michelle Goodrum said...

Cool. I seem to have accumulated about a bazillion postcards from myself and my ancestors.

August 18, 2011 at 11:40 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

This should be fun, Lisa. I have lots of old postcards though not many from my own ancestors. I'll see what I can come up with to participate.

August 19, 2011 at 6:51 PM  

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