How To Work with Google News Archive

Updated on 01 Dec 2014 In my last posting I wrote about the date error on The Argus Press newspaper collection in Google News Archive list . This posting will show you how… Continue reading

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

Ida Viola Hugerford – victim

In my last two postings; (Tangled up in the branches and Paul J. Hungerford, father or son?), I talked about the Hungerford family tree. Here is the initial newspaper story that caught my… Continue reading

Paul J. Hungerford, father or son?

Can a City Directory entry confirm a death date? Let’s take a look at one case where the death date was attributed to the father instead of the son and there was no… Continue reading

Tangled up in the branches

Note to Self: Don’t go back to your old trees or you will get tangled up in the branches. As readers of my blog know I created family trees using the information off… Continue reading

Ancestry.com Updated Records 2014

As I promised in my last posting, here is the Ancestry.com Updated records list. It is in alphabetical order. Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan UPDATED “Highlights from “”The Armistead Family””” 1/3/2014 UPDATED… Continue reading

Ancestry.com New Records 2014

Genealogy is like digging for gold. You dig and find a nugget, then another and another, then nothing. Do you stop digging? Is the mother lode just inches away from where you are… Continue reading

Edward K Hosford death 1893

Why is an Indiana death reported in a Maine newspaper? It is hard to say why some items get picked up by newspapers while others don’t. In this case it was probably a… Continue reading

Daniel “LaVern” Prendergast Obit 1981

The work that I do, sometimes leads me find unexpected connections. One of the trees that I created from a random newspaper obituary, gave me many other obituaries and a connection to my… Continue reading

Helen Campbell Gillette Obit 1907

Have you ever wondered how to create a tree or branch from just a few clues? Here are the steps I took to complete a branch for Helen Campbell Gillette. (Links to items… Continue reading

I ain’t got no body II

Maybe it’s not the 1880 body that you can’t find; maybe it’s the 1990 body of Aunt Bess.   Have you checked with her immediate family?   See story:   I know you… Continue reading

Wedding in 1899

Adrian, Michigan Arthur Cole married Daisy Buck Oct 1899. But the story is much more than just a simple wedding. Like they say: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” (1) Thank You. Jose… Continue reading

Alice Packer Mitchell – Obit 1910

From one obituary that I found in a 1910 newspaper I was able to create a tree and using that tree I was able to find twelve (12) other obituaries. [Note: all links… Continue reading

Middle Names

When you are building your family tree, look at people’s middle names for clues. I am working on a tree that has a son by the name Arthur Rial Childs 1852-1935. I started… Continue reading

Graves with no names

Can’t find any more records of Great Aunt Jessie who lived in New York around 1880? Where is Uncle Charlie after 1900 census? The 1910 census shows Mary Lou living with her family… Continue reading

Headlines can distort the story!

Mug Shots of Spies? Look closer. How would you like to be the guy running for the school board? I wrote about Advertisement placement and I guess that also applies to headlines. Thank… Continue reading

Look for more

If you find a death notice for a person on your tree don’t stop looking for more. Newspapers from different locations or the same newspaper may have more information than what you found.… Continue reading

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