Category Archive: Genealogy

Add a box around an item

A How To Post. I was asked how I put boxes around the newspaper items I feature in the Family Trees, so I created this short “How To”. I am using a simple… Continue reading

Small items in the news – Showvaker

Many times you will come across small items in the newspaper that help you with a name or a date; like this one.   I did a search for the name “Showvaker” and… Continue reading

Edith Hiebel – Annette’s mother

My good friend Annette Thomas wrote this wonderful piece about her mother and I asked her if I could put it on my blog. Annette Thomas June 30 at 9:40am · Edith Hiebel… Continue reading

Small items in newspapers – Nettie Bedker

Small items in newspapers can provide the crucial clues you need to build a tree or a branch on your tree. The following small item from the 1913 Ludington, Michigan newspaper gave me… Continue reading

Check the date

When you are working with the Google News Archive collection always verify the date given on the file name and on the actual newspaper. Here is one that is titled 1933 but the… Continue reading

Pennsylvania Newspapers

Pennsylvania Newspapers on Google News Archive. Alphabetical order State, Town name and Newspaper name Corrected 02 May 2016     Pennsylvania – 83 Pennsylvania – Beaver Pennsylvania – Beaver Pennsylvania –Beaver Pennsylvania –Beaver… Continue reading

Cooke married Lefferts 1901

I saw a marriage item in the news and posted it on the Ancestry dot com Message Board. Two new replies have been posted on the Message Board, the replies contain some very… 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

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

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

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