Learn More About Your Ancestors On Valentine's Day

by Julie Hill

Posted on February 14, 2011

Library of Congress, Saint Valentine's Day, 1861.

Library of Congress, Saint Valentine's Day, 1861.

February 14th is the day to appreciate the love in your life, and it can also be a great time to learn more about your ancestors. Who was your ancestor spending this special day with? Did he write her a poem, or buy her chocolates?

It's said Americans probably began exchanging homemade Valentine's Day cards sometime in the early 1700's. It can be particularly fun to look at historic valentines, many of which have been preserved.

If you're interested in vintage valentine cards, Google Images has compiled a great assortment.

Historical records can hold key information about the love in your ancestor's life. Archives.com makes it easy to search a collection of over 1.1 billion records, many of which can reveal vital information about your ancestor's life, love, or marriage.

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