Index of Blog Posts

Nov 2016 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 item… 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

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

21 Jan 2017 March

Somethings are too important to just post on a one time web page. Those important things must be put into a more permanent platform. This is one of those important moments in history. … Continue reading

Symbols Found on Gravestones (Headstones)

I was on FaceBook and saw a posting with a web site for Headstone symbols. I had seen a similar web site before and thought I would find it and include it on… Continue reading

Genealogy – Re-Blog – Hunt

The blog page “The Ancestor Hunt” has a good list of new Ancestry dot com additions to their collection. These are the categories they added in Dec of 2016. http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/ancestry-new-and-updated-collections-december-1-31-2016#.WG_7xLngp9k I thought my… Continue reading

Genealogy – Re-Blog – Hints

Once again someone has written a better blog piece than what I could have given you, so here is Amy Johnson Crow blog piece: http://www.amyjohnsoncrow.com/2017/01/04/truth-ancestrys-hints/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare

Genealogy sites – re-blog

Sometimes another blogger has done the leg work and posted about it on their blog. I can not do a better job than what Amie Bowser Tennant did here: https://mykithnkin.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-genealogy-facebook-frenzy.html#comment-form — [Screen Print… Continue reading

Names in history – Minneapolis City Directory – Part II

In the 1881 City Directory they have a section that lists the people who were in the 1859 City Directory and are still in the area and in the 1881 City Directory. 1881… Continue reading

Names in history – Minneapolis City Directory

When you are reading the history of a place, always be on the lookout for names of people and jot them down with a date and place if possible. Here in an 1881… Continue reading

Find A Grave – Hints

Sometimes  another person has written a good piece that does not need editing. Here is such a page from Find A Grave. The author (Kim and JM Talboo) gives some very good hints… Continue reading

Leonard Beattie – help from group page

FaceBook Groups can be a big help when you come up against a brick wall on your family history or tree. I found a small item in a 1942 newspaper which had very… Continue reading

Tree for Mary Jane Mathews Basore – obit 1898 – Ohio

On May 31, 1898 there was a small obituary for Mary Jane Mathews, aka Mrs. M. J. Basore in the “Mansfield Daily Shield” newspaper. The next day June 1, 1898 another item about… Continue reading

Whittlesey Family in the news

Many times you will find other items, in the same newspaper, about the family. I found one obit and once I created a tree to hold it, I was able to find several… Continue reading

Empire of Deception – The Confidence Man

My son gave me this book for Christmas 2015. I was reading this chapter this week; the week of Nov 7, 2016; the week that Donald Trump was elected (the full page is… Continue reading

Slide show on my Blog

When you want to have a slide show on your blog do the following. Bring in your photos as a group or select a group of photos and you will get this panel:… Continue reading

What IF?

Should a, Would a, Could a, What IF? History gives us some interesting topics for speculation. We read about the Lincoln Assassination and wonder what if he had lived, or never been elected?… Continue reading