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Using Ebay to find “Good Genealogy Stuff”

September 19, 2010 by  
Filed under genealogy, Tools

Have you considered using Ebay to find Genealogy records?  Ebay is essentially a great big online garage sale run like a silent auction.

I enter my genealogy search terms and Ebay emails me the listings that match.  For example below is my search of any items that match the term “Quebec Genealogy”.  As you can see there are some good gems in that list at reasonable prices.

Consider doing your own ebay searches.  It is free to register and to set up the searches.  The only time it will cost is if you decide to purchase any of those great garage sale items.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: eBay <ebay@ebay.ca>
Date: Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 12:48 PM
Subject: eBay Saved Search: quebec genealogy

eBay eBay sent this message to Joan Miller
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Here are newly listed items that match your favourite search.
Hi Joan,

We’ve found 8 new items that match your search for “quebec genealogy”. We hope this helps you find exactly what you’re looking for!

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1893/4 Montreal directory genealogy Quebec Canada 1890 Quebec City directory of all residents genealogy Compton County Quebec Genealogy History Biographies
1893/4 Montreal directory genealogy Quebec Canada 1890 Quebec City directory of all residents genealogy Compton County Quebec Genealogy History Biographies
Buy It Now C $6.70
Shipping: C $2.06
End time: 18-Oct-10 23:51:03 EDT
Buy It Now C $6.70
Shipping: C $2.06
End time: 18-Oct-10 23:53:47 EDT
Buy It Now C $6.70
Shipping: C $2.06
End time: 19-Oct-10 00:20:14 EDT
Argenteuil & Prescott genealogy Quebec Ontario Canada 1922 Ottawa Ontario Hull Quebec directory genealogy 1916 Hull Directory genealogy Quebec Canada
Argenteuil & Prescott genealogy Quebec Ontario Canada 1922 Ottawa Ontario Hull Quebec directory genealogy 1916 Hull Directory genealogy Quebec Canada
Buy It Now C $6.70
Shipping: C $2.06
End time: 19-Oct-10 00:24:40 EDT
Buy It Now C $6.70
Shipping: C $2.06
End time: 19-Oct-10 00:27:03 EDT
Buy It Now C $6.70
Shipping: C $2.06
End time: 19-Oct-10 00:27:22 EDT
History of Brome County Quebec genealogy land grants Lot of Montreal Quebec Genealogy & Family History
History of Brome County Quebec genealogy land grants Lot of Montreal Quebec Genealogy & Family History
Buy It Now C $6.70
Shipping: C $1.02
End time: 19-Oct-10 00:47:06 EDT
Buy It Now C $6.70
Shipping: C $1.02
End time: 19-Oct-10 00:50:14 EDT
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2 Responses to “Using Ebay to find “Good Genealogy Stuff””
  1. Mavis says:

    I search eBay all the time and never come across good genealogical finds for my area or ancestors. Maybe I need to alter my search terms. Congrats on your finds!

  2. Hi Mavis,
    I think it is mostly luck! Thanks for stopping by :)

    –Joan

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