Genealogy blog discusses family scrapbooks

Just had a query from a woman who came across an 1870s family scrapbook pasted into a Congressional Record — probably from one of the earliest issue of the Congressional Record. Pasting into government reports and such received for free was common. When you first see a book like this it’s striking and unexpected. Once you have more of an idea of what about the book is common practice, other features will come to the fore that are unique to this particular scrapbook and to this family. Take a look at Erica Voolich’s genealogical blog, exploring family scrapbooks


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