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

Old Newspaper links

I saw this link on a Michigan FaceBook genealogy group page and thought others would like to see it. https://www.cmich.edu/library/clarke/Pages/Michigan-Digital-Newspaper-Portal.aspx I will have to so some work on this and include only the… Continue reading

1,042 Family Tree Names and surnames table

Time to celebrate because I have completed my MIONSIOG Family Tree project. As my readers know, I look for stories in old newspapers and when I find an interesting one, I create a… Continue reading

1842 – Deaths in Washington DC newspaper

I posted the following on FaceBook: For my genealogy friends with relatives in the North East USA – 1842 newspaper has many deaths in various places in the newspaper not just in an… Continue reading

Search on Ancestry dot com

For my genealogy friends — on a FaceBook closed genealogy group page, a member asked a question about “Ancestry dot com search results”. She complained that she is not getting what she needs… Continue reading

1000 Family Tree Name Cloud

Names that are on Family Trees in Cloud Format   A’Dair Abbott Abee Abercrombie Abernathy Abrahamson Aby Acheson Ackerman Ackerson Acton Adair Adams Adel Agee Ahern Aiken Ailstock Aiple Akers Akin Albert Albrecht… Continue reading

1000 Family Tree Names

Here is the list of names found within the MIONSIOG Family Tree collection: Mouse over the name to see the number of times it is used. A’Dair Abbott Abee Abercrombie Abernathy Abrahamson Aby… Continue reading

Highland Park needs our help

Have you ever felt that your life is guided by a higher power? I have. This is not a religious post; the higher power I am talking about can be called a God,… Continue reading

small item in press – Leon Henderson

A small item in the newspaper can lead to bigger and better things. I’ve written about this topic in the past: https://newspaperproject2012.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/small-item-can-lead-to-huge-tree/ https://newspaperproject2012.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/small-items-in-newspapers-hazelton-1949/ I found the following small death notice and thought I… Continue reading

Group Pages on FaceBook

Here is what the FaceBook Genealogy group pages can do for YOU. Besides posts of old photos and posts of people asking for help with a brick wall, a FaceBook group page can… Continue reading

How To Transcribe a news item

Many people will clip an obit from a newspaper and will put it on the tree or post it on a web page but they do not know how to transcribe the information… Continue reading

Nova Scotia, Canada – newspapers

** Use the right mouse button to open the files in another tab or window.** I watched a History Channel YouTube story about the Dec 6, 1917 ship explosion in Halifax and I… Continue reading

Michigan – county names

Here is a re-post of an excellent article by Emily Bingham. “How each county in Michigan got its name” http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/02/how_each_county_in_michigan_go.html I hope this give you new information to help you understand the history… Continue reading

Maine 1861… or is it ?

So you found the marriage announcement or you found the birth of a family member in the old Maine newspaper. Or you do a happy dance because you finally found that obit for… Continue reading

Detective Joe Peterisino – 1909

In 1909 it was the Italians who were the terrorist in New York City. A New York police detective goes to Italy to secure evidence against the Black Hand and is murdered. I… Continue reading

Preston County, WV – newspaper

When you are working with an old newspaper, looking for your family members items (births, marriage, anniversary, deaths and obituaries) don’t over look other topics of interest. In my work with the Google… Continue reading