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Family stories via 75 year old Postcards
« on: Saturday 25 September 21 10:58 BST (UK) »
I came across this link yesterday, maybe of interest to other Rootchatters.

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-58585540

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Re: Family stories via 75 year old Postcards
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 September 21 13:26 BST (UK) »
Excellent! 

Great story, thanks for posting  ;D
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Re: Family stories via 75 year old Postcards
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 September 21 13:36 BST (UK) »
I too do this and sometimes go door knocking if I find a house that is still standing, I go and give them the postcard:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=756548.msg6063150#msg6063150

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Re: Family stories via 75 year old Postcards
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 25 September 21 17:05 BST (UK) »
This is a lovely story and a lovely thing to do .
I have a collection of postcards that are more recent 1970-80's but from all over the world .i traced the address in Leicester but its now a betting shop .
I didnt try to trace senders or recipients because they may still be living .but i might have a go .

Is there a link to stu s FB page ?
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Re: Family stories via 75 year old Postcards
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 25 September 21 18:13 BST (UK) »
Always worth a try Brigid, I have emailed copies not only of postcards but memorial cards too to people that I found in Ancestry trees and their pleasure and surprise is always worth it.
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