19 September 2009

A Festival of Postcards

Here's my submission for the Blog Carnival: A Festival of Postcards.

This is one of my favorite post cards. This is a "Happy New Year" card from Denmark. The coins are embossed with gold.

We found this in a trunk in my grandmother, Bessie Mabel Mathena Johnson's, basement when she died 12 Aug 1976. The trunk held the belongings of Alfred Amfield Johnson's first wife, Minnie (Wilhelmina Christina) Rose. Alfred and Minnie were married on 2 Feb 1912 and Minnie died 3 June 1912.

This post card, and the translation from Danish, led me to identify Minnie's family and filled in some of the questions about Minnie. Until we found the trunk, we did not know that Grandpa Johnson had been married before.


It just never came up.

12 September 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Trading Card

Randy Seaver posts a weekly Saturday Night Genealogy Fun activity. Here is my effort for tonight ... a genealogy trading card. What a great idea from that oh-so-creative Genie, Sheri Benfort.

I couldn't make up my mind which one I liked better. You pick your favorite.