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

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

1959 Yellowstone earthquake – Revisited

On January 1, 2013 I posted a little story about the newspaper article concerning the 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake. (1) In preparing that blog posting I created a little tree for the “The Provost… Continue reading

Why you should add data to other branches of the family tree.

Why should I add information to my tree when it is not even my family branch? That is a good question and I will try to answer it with a few examples. The… Continue reading

Using information off of a newspaper obituary

How much information do I need to create a branch on my tree? Have you ever found an obituary in the newspaper which contains information but none of the information is complete? This… Continue reading

1875 Mark Twain

Celebrity generosity is nothing new as this 1875 newspaper item clearly shows.

William R. Mack Killed – 1913

“…having found two trees I was satisfied with my work and I thought I was done with this particular newspaper item, but I was wrong.” In March of 2013 I was reading an… Continue reading

The Secret Life of Plants – 1905

Back in the 1970’s our little community of organic gardeners; in Lansing, Michigan, was all a buzz about the new book called “The Secret Life of Plants”. [The following picture comes from Wikipedia… Continue reading

Civic Pride 1936

I was looking through some old newspapers articles and this one caught my eye. As I read this 1936 Wyoming article I was thinking how things haven’t changed much; we want to preserve… Continue reading

Bride & Groom reunite after 35 years

I thought this May 7, 1935 news item would be of interest to the readers. Bride & Groom reunite after 35 years The subject of the item is Dr. J. W. Lytton of… Continue reading

Belinda Easlick of Elsie, Michigan – 1972

I thought that a 1972 wedding announcement with a lot of information would yield a real family tree for the bride or groom, but I have not been able to find a home… Continue reading

A picture can be your confirmation

Back in 2012 I found an obituary in an Arkansas newspaper which contained a lithograph portrait of William L Walker. I did not know how to capture a screen print back then so… Continue reading

An Indigestible Egg

An Indigestible Egg April 13, 1878 A correspondent writing from Odin, Ill., sends us the following incident:… Flint, Michigan April 13, 1878 Saturday The Sunday Democrat – Apr 13, 1878 Column to left… Continue reading

Fatal Calamity 1873 – Mrs. Wolverton

One of the most lamentable and terrible accidents ever recorded in these columns, took place on Monday night, at the residence of Mr. Dennis Wolverton, in the Township of Grand Blanc (Michigan). As… Continue reading

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