• News:The Smithsonian National Postal Museum has posted "Write that Letter Home; Senders, Recipients, and the Content of World War I Correspondence" by James R (Jim) Miller. Please visit:

    Philatelic Genealogy: Old Envelopes, Letters, and Postcards as Genealogical Sources by James R. Miller was published in December 2016. The book presents 100 old envelopes and postcards in ten categories: folded letters, westward expansion, the war of 1861-1865, work, immigrants, family and friend correspondence, real photo postcards, social and political interests, travel and vacation, and World War I. Genealogical details for each sender and recipient are cited. An introduction stresses correct identification and appendices discuss an online database and how philatelic genealogy can help postal historians and postcard collectors. The book is available in paperback for $37 (check only) to Philatelic Genealogy, Inc., 112 Irving Pond Road, Caroga Lake, NY 12032. The downloadable PDF file is not currently available.

    Correction to book: Section 2-7: Writing Home to Maine on p. 81 should be titled Writing Home to Vermont.


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