Abbys is dedicated to promoting all our advertisors on all social media and the web. None of us like hard-sell snakeoil-salesman tactics, so often, simple advertising works best. To help promote our advertisors we produce a regular series of videos for Youtube and Facebook, and tweet the links on twitter.
Here's a short bit about what you can buy and sell on Abbys.
Seacoastonline.com, a online news source, ran an interesting article today showing how genealogy detective skills can be useful for all sorts of things!
It's all about a ring that was lost many years ago on a beach. Danny Hall from Salt Lake City is called "The Gentleman Genealogist." He managed to track down the descendants of the ring owners from a small inscription on the ring, "CCD to MAL Dec. 25, 1880."
His awesome detective skills led to a marriage of Charles C. Dixon and Maranda A. Lewis with a marriage day of May 12, 1881... and then traced down the descendants, who happened to be joined together for a family reunion in New Hampshire.
So keep up those skills, no telling where they can take us.
Thanks for the tip of this great news story from @marianpl on Twitter!
Antique lovers will appreciate this video tour through a Victorian Bed and Breakfast located in Salmon, Idaho. Amazing wallpaper, woodwork and carpeting.
Gonna have to work up the history on the Greyhouse Inn.
Professional artists have known about the value of preserving works of art with acid free materials for centuries. Genealogists work extensively with old papers, photographs and documents and do well to learn from the masters of all disciplines.
For instance: don’t take your precious old photographs and slip them in cheap plastic folders and scrapbooks available at the department stores! And for heaven’s sake… don’t try to repair or mount anything with tape from your regular tape dispenser!!
Acid free tape, acid free paper and acid free photo pockets are a must to prevent damage to your genealogy materials. A few lucky genealogists living in high arts and museum districts of big cities will have access to local stores selling quality preservation materials. For the rest of us our best bet is online stores selling high quality preservation materials.