Someone interested in Wisconsin genealogy might love this item. I'd prefer to see it purchased by a Wisconsin genealogical society or historical society that would scan the cards and then place them online. The description of the item for sale states:
This is a card file started from obituaries or letters from local newspapers in Dodge County, Wisconsin of people who lived in this area . INFORMATION COULD BE TAKEN FROM THE 1930s THROUGH 1990s depending on what newspaper she obtained the information from and date back to early families depending what was written in the paper. They had passed away and cards were made for a file to use for genealogy. My mother had started this file before she passed away. I counted 100 index cards as you can see in the pictures, measured the rows of card in the file cabinet and tried to count them by doing this. About an inch and a quarter are 100 cards. So I'm guessing there are about 9000 index cards. All written in long hand. Not all cards are filled in fully because she wrote what information was found. Such as: Name, birth, death, marriages, where they lived or died, husband, and whatever she could find. Some of the newspapers are from : Hustisford, Beaver Dam, Columbus, Mayville and others. Also maybe even books. They are wrapped in 2 separate boxes and the index cards are heavy.
My thanks to Alice Holtin for telling me about this item. As Alice stated, "Auctioning off her mother's genealogy research! Surely there's someone in Wisconsin who would want this."
UPDATE: The Wisconsin card collection was sold a short time ago to someone who used eBay's "Buy It Now" option. Here's hoping the cards go to a good home.