I never would have thought to use the Sears Catalog for genealogy, but I heard Jen Baldwin talk about doing research and she covered a part on the Masons Fraternal Organization. She mentioned she had looked up Mason jewelry in the Sears Catalog and I thought that was a wonderful idea.
I used the Sears Catalog at Ancestry.com. I found Mason jewelry. I have used a lot of different resources in my genealogy research but this is the first time I used a department store catalog.