Postcards, Genealogy and Family History
Many genealogists and family historians search for and collect postcards that either illustrate places their families lived or cards that were written by or about their ancestors. These can provide a unique window to the past.
The BC Genealogical Society Postcard Project collects worldwide postcards from BCGS members and displays and sells these at BCGS meetings.
From time to time, Postcard Project finds will be available here on the BCGS website. If you are interested in using one of these images, or in buying or donating a card, please contact the committee. Be sure to let us know if you are already a BCGS member, as members do have special privileges.
Here, free for you to copy and use, is a selection of ten postcard images from England, Ireland and Scotland, including two English Royal event cards from the 1930s.
Click on a thumbnail image to see a larger one.
The BCGS believes that these postcards are no longer under copyright, and agrees that these digital images may be used for personal or public non-commercial purposes, provided that they are identified as ‘Courtesy of the British Columbia Genealogical Society: www.bcgs.ca’. For any other use, or for more information, contact the BCGS webmaster.