Puck was a 19th century American humor magazine, out of New York City.  Here is a funny little piece I found,  “Diary of Census Enumerator,” from the 9 June 1880 issue, p. 239.  Not only is it a good laugh, it also provides some useful reminders for the modern genealogical researcher.   For a modern [...]

A few years ago I bought some stamps on eBay.  I collect stamps.  Most of the stamps were loose, but some were still on their envelopes (“on covers” as stamp collectors call it).   As is usually the case, the envelopes were empty.   Except one.   One of the covers was postmarked March 25th, 1945,  had U.S. [...]

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