Ephemera is defined as "printed matter of passing interest." Genealogists often find themselves looking for ephemera as well as the more common records that we all know about. Ephemera may include old magazines, handbills, all sorts of advertisements, and other documents that our ancestors might have discarded in their time.
Marty Weil, owner of the Ephemera blog, might disagree with the definition of "printed matter of passing interest." His interest is anything but passing. As a dealer, consultant, and freelance writer, Weil is on a mission to raise the profile of ephemera as both collectibles and research tools. Always on the hunt for intriguing bits of cultural flotsam and jetsam - from vintage snapshots to obscure magazines to antique documents - Weil's blog features categories such as publications, advertising, sports & entertainment, and a whole bunch more.
As a genealogist, you might be interested in the Ephemera blog. If you are a collector of printed artifacts, make sure you browse through Weil's ephemera auctions, which are conveniently linked on the blog's sidebar.
You can find the Ephemera Blog at http://www.ephemera.typepad.com.