Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday's Tip - Check Out the Penny Postcards on USGenWeb Archives

This week's Tuesday's Tip is to:  Check out the Penny Postcards collection on the US Genealogy Web Archives website (http://www.usgwarchives.org/special/ppcs/ppcs.html). 

The Penny Postcards collection were submitted by collectors to the US GenWeb Archives.  The  postcards cost 1¢ to mail. Postage was temporarily raised to 2¢ from 1917 to 1919 to cover the cost of World War I and from 1925 to 1928 (not sure the reason for the latter).  If you wish to contribute cards that you own, check the Submissions page.

I was interested to see what postcards they had for San Diego County, so I clicked on "California" in the screen above, and saw links for all of the counties in California:

On the "San Diego" County page, there are several groups by general subject or location:

There are 119 images on the San Diego County page.  One of interest to me is the place I was born:

Yep, I was born in a Sanitarium in National City! 

You never know what you're going to find on the Internet, eh?

1 comment:

Catherine Pendleton said...

I love those old postcards! I looked up my home--Lowndes County Georgia--and there are a few postcards. I have about 20 that I bought off of ebay a few years ago. I should scan the ones they don't already have and submit them.