Family History: Photos, Birth Certificates and more...
This is the site that, since 1996, has been helping people around the world locate lost original items and memorabilia from their family's past.
Available Items Database
- How does this site work?
- At the heart of this site is a database of items that have been
discovered at auctions, estate sales, flea markets,
yard sales and from other
sources. These include (but are not limited to):
- marriage certificates
- funeral cards
- birth certificates
- How do these items get into the database?
- Some items have been found and submitted by the staff at
Your Past Connections. However, most have been found and
submitted by people just like you from all over the world!
Click for a sample of recently added items.
- How do the items get reunited with their "families"?
- Submitters of "Available Items" specify an asking price which is
displayed in the search results. Sometimes, the only cost
requested is the cost of postage.
When someone searches the database of "Available Items" and finds an item that they would like to acquire, they fill in a form on this site and an email message is automatically sent to the person who owns the item. From then on, arrangements for payment and shipping are made between the two parties involved. Your Past Connections only sets up the initial contact and does not charge either party for this service.
You can also look at "Requested Items" to find out what other people are looking for and to place requests for long-lost items from your family that someone may find in the future.
Only the Webmaster can remove (delete) an Item. Please Email email@example.com when a successful "return to family" has been completed so the Item can be deleted from the YPC database. Include Item "Name" , "Description" as well as your Email address and comments regarding the "return" that you might like to pass on to the Webmaster.
Click to "Search the Database" for "Available Items"
or use the menu on the left side of each page.
Be sure to check our Home Page to see what this site is all about!