A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – E is for Ephemera with Surname Research

A2Z [2021] BADGE

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Over the years I have collected “stuff” that has a link to my One-Name studies. I try not to accumulate items that are a hassle to store, but I have caved every now and again! Typically these things are post cards where the recipient had the surname Butcher. Some I have bought, others I have been given. I have an eBay search filter set up for the name. Each day an email plops into my inbox that tells me what material is newly listed, I can then look and plan to schedule a bid.

There is also an eBay filter for the Orlando study and Sutera which is the Commune that my family come from. These add a different dimension to the study and I often use these as a starting point to research further.

As I said, on occasions I have caved or got carried away. I own a lovely selection of Orlando Cherry Brandy bottles. They are  currently living on my dining room windowsill.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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1 Response to A-Z Challenge 2021 – All about Surnames – E is for Ephemera with Surname Research

  1. mollyscanopy says:

    Wise decision to go for small ephemera. Those cherry brandy bottles are lovely yet don’t demand too much space. For large ephemera, sometimes a photo of the item will suffice 🙂 https://mollyscanopy.com/


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