Table Index of Posts on Blog with links

Update to original Table of Postings. You can click on the individual titles and go to that posting. Original Post: Here is a hint for bloggers: Document in a table or chart the… Continue reading

USA Only – Enhanced Newspaper Archive Feb 2013

Update: 21 Aug 2013 The Google News Archive list is very useful but needed to be enhanced by adding the name of country or state where the newspaper was published. I completed that… Continue reading

1916 City Directories – More than just names

When you find a relative in a City Directory don’t just take the one entry, look through the whole City Directory and find other entries for the family and maybe find information about… Continue reading

Steal Away to Jesus

Little items, in old papers Will often, lead the way To new, discoveries Hidden, treasures That are, on the web. It’s funny how a small item in a newspaper can lead you to… Continue reading

Michigan – Newspapers

State name with number of newspaper names in the Google Archive Collection State name – Town name – County name(s) Newspaper name with number of issues in that particular collection.  Link to the… Continue reading

Pierce, Corey and Donally

The title is not a law firm. Those are the names that are on a transcript page of an 1870 U.S. census record. Sub-title: How can I add a person to the tree… Continue reading

Break the Pope’s Neck

I was working on an 1895 Boston newspaper (Boston Evening  Transcript) where there was an ongoing column used for public questions and answers; “The Message Board of the 1890′s”. There is a very… Continue reading

Scroll for more info

Many record collections are available but do you really know how to use them? One of those collections is the Associated Press (AP) Name Card Index which has lots of good information but… Continue reading

Spirits in Rhode Island

Sometimes when I am looking for the dead I find spirits.       I will let you decide which item to read.   Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan   Link to… Continue reading

The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF

The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF Personal:  Jack Donald Patzke, born 8 February 1924 at Cass Lake, Cass County, Minnesota, USA, of parents Frank Julius & Myrtle Bertha (Shively) Patzke. Killed… Continue reading

The Mitchell and Patzke families

Family trees show “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of a family’s history. Some families have more than their share of the “Bad and Ugly” and can seem to be reliving the… Continue reading

Spooky – SAR

It’s Halloween so I should not be surprised about how spooky the following story seems. I have not been reading other people’s blogs lately but today I read one about immigration documents. That… Continue reading

Records, Forms and Applications

Where can I find information about a family member if I don’t have any family records available? Family records such as birth, baptism, marriage and death are very important records to have but… Continue reading

Link to another page

Have you ever wanted to link a posting to another one of your posts? I wrote about Emma Wickersham and then did a follow up posting on her. I made reference to the… Continue reading

Family Trees – The MIONSIOG List

Readers of my blog know that I create family trees using information off of old newspaper items. Since I create these trees on Ancestry.com, only Ancestry.com users get to learn about these obscure… Continue reading

Wreck of the Scotsman – September 1899

Have you ever seen a story in an old newspaper and wondered “Why don’t I know about this?” The New York newspaper story about the 1959 Yellowstone earthquake, which I’ve posted in my… Continue reading

Small Items in Newspapers – Hazelton 1949

Do not overlook small items in newspapers. They may be small but they can lead to a wealth of information. I was looking for an obituary in the 1949 “Roundup Record-Tribune & Winnett… Continue reading

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