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.

Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

I posted the following on FaceBook and got many comments on the topic; both pro and con, so I thought I would share it with a different audience. For my genealogy friends –… Continue reading

Obits found – Ida Jane Noel 03 Oct 1909, Gettysburg, Penn

Finding one obit in an old newspaper can lead to many more in the same newspaper. It can also lead one to another newspaper from the same town. I was working on a… Continue reading

List of People on a Tree – (Agostina Bolena Family Tree)

Many times when I am writing about my Ancestry dot com family trees, I mention the list of people on the tree. Some of you may not be familiar with the list of… Continue reading

How to share your Ancestry tree

If you have a family tree on Ancestry dot com, you can share it with a relative, to let them look at it or even work on it. You can share your tree,… Continue reading

Name Change of Town or Village

Have you ever come across a document that has your ancient relative living in “such and such” a town, but you cannot find the town in any other record? This is a familiar… Continue reading

Why does a source box come in but does not link to a Fact?

Have you ever wondered why some records on Ancestry dot com, come into a profile page but do not point to any fact when you click on them? When most Source boxes or… Continue reading

HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM FACT/EVENT 2

On this post you will learn how to create a “custom fact/event” for the profile page. A “Custom Fact/Event” is needed when you have the following problem: A source appears on the profile… Continue reading

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