Index of Blog Posts

Sep 2018 – Update Original Post: Here is a hint for bloggers: Document in a table or chart the items you are writing about, so you won’t have to wonder what a certain… Continue reading

My son

Born: 06 August 1984     –     Died: 12 April 2015 Juan Jose was born in Lansing, Michigan on August 6, 1984 to Jose Antonio Munoz and Lorraine Omega Todd. Juan Jose died in Pueblo,… Continue reading

How To Work with Google News Archive

Step by step lesson on how to work with the huge Google News Archive collection.

How To work around a problem

Problem: I get two images of the same person on my tree. Query: How do I fix this? This problem and query was posted on a FaceBook group page and Eva had some… Continue reading

GEDCOM from Ancestry dot com

Someone asked me how to create a GEDCOM file off of Ancestry dot com. They wanted to export their tree to some other platform and did not want to type everything over again.… Continue reading

Alta May Bullock Boals

The domino effect does not only happen in world history, as we saw in the call for acceleration in the Vietnam War. The allies, who had fought, side by side, in World War… Continue reading

Who is Sylvia Gard?

Who is Sylvia Gard? While helping Joe Cartwright with his tree, I came across this 1900 census page and saw a person not mentioned on any other family records. Sylvia Gard age 3… Continue reading

New York newspapers in Google News Archive collection.

State, Town name and Newspaper name New York – 70 New York – Bath New York – Bath New York – Beacon New York – Brocton Farmers’ Advocate 80 issues Jan 19, 1831… Continue reading

Obituaries in different newspapers

Sometimes you will find an item in the newspaper for a relative and you found it by doing a search, which will pick up the person’s name in the newspaper or by reading… Continue reading

Media Gallery – Ancestry dot com

As my readers know from past blog posts, I encourage genealogist to continue looking for newspaper items, even when nothing comes up in a search. I have found many items about the particular… Continue reading

Brick Walls – a different look

The following post has little to do with genealogy or old newspapers but it has some lessons in it. For my history/archaeology friends — a few months ago I saw a program about… Continue reading

How To create and use Custom Events

Have you ever wondered why some records on Ancestry dot com, come into a profile page but do not point to any fact?     We see that a “marriage” record has been… Continue reading

How to fix marriage certificate input

Have you noticed that sometimes when you bring in a marriage certificate on to the Ancestry dot com profile page, not all the information gets put onto the page? The problem occurs when… Continue reading

How To – make a correction on index page

What to do when you see an error on the index page of an Ancestry dot com record. I was working on the Linda Schrock Family tree and noticed that the mother’s name… Continue reading

1925 – Scotch Forced to Emigrate

The news items in old newspaper sometimes give you information about why people moved from one country to another. Here is a 1925 newspaper account of why seventy thousand people migrated from Scotland.… Continue reading

Kieler Family Tree – seven obits

Once again I was able to find many newspaper items for a family tree by starting out with one obit. As the above screen print of the family tree shows, I found seven… Continue reading

Hungerford – in last will

In looking for 1830’s news items about the Hungerford family I came across this interesting article about a “last will and testament”, which is contained in a letter to the government of the… Continue reading

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record – July 2017

While at the GFO (Genealogical Forum of Oregon) this past Oct/Nov 2017, I came across a copy of “The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 148, Number 3, July 2017” in a… Continue reading