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

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

Clifford W Welder 1986 obit – Penn

  The number thirteen (13) may be unlucky for some, but not for this family tree story. I found an obit for Clifford W Welder, in a 1986 Reading, Pennsylvania, newspaper. I took… Continue reading

City Directory Dates

When you are working with a City Directory collection, make sure you have the correct dates on both the photo copy collection and the actual city directory being photo copied. I was working… Continue reading

Israel Zangwill

When searching for your family members in old newspapers, take the time to capture photos or drawings of other people, just in case their family might like to have the item. I was… Continue reading

The Blind Slave Girl

This morning, Friday, February 17, 2017 as I lay in bed waiting for the sun rays to shine through the window and announce a new day, my thoughts turned to the blind girl… Continue reading

Tramps on the railroad – 1900

If you can’t find information for a relative on the tree, then maybe he or she was a tramp, who was killed and buried in an unknown grave. Here is a story that… Continue reading

1855 – Sexton report – Ann Arbor, Michigan

I found an 1855 newspaper Sexton report that has the names and ages of people who died in 1854.  I created a screen print of the newspaper item and posted it on the… Continue reading