When my parents passed away recently I made many fascinating discoveries within boxes that had been shuffled around for 3 and in some cases 4 generations.
The treasures included:
- Albums of antique family photos dating back to the civil war,
- Customer letters my grandma saved when she worked at Montgomery Ward in the 1930s
- My Great Great Grandmother’s scrapbook full of clippings dating back to the 1850s
- Thousands of letters including every letter exchanged by my grandparents during WWII
- So much more
In the process of going through these items I started to learn more about my family’s history.
I ran with it and started digging into genealogical research for the first time.
I built this site as a way to organize what I found in the boxes and while doing research.
Along the way it occurred to me that I’m not the only one in this situation and maybe others could use a similar site.
I’m starting with a round of private beta testers but you can play around with a demo site here. You can add photos, materials,