Researching your family history can be joyous, yet frustrating. A new piece of information uncovered could open new doors or make you realise there is another dead end ahead.
Hours spent trawling the internet or pounding the streets to look up records can reap rewards, but there could be just the piece of information you need right under your nose … in your own home or that of a family member.
The official definition of memorabilia, is: “Objects kept or collected because of their associations with memorable people or events” (Oxford Dictionary). What constitutes memorabilia is subjective as one person’s valued possession could be another’s junk, so do not discount anything.
This short guide explains how remarkable personal items can be in uncovering what, on the surface, could appear to be insignificant but could easily turn out to be the signpost or significant breakthrough you have been craving.