Category Archive: How To

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

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

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

Ludington, Michigan newspaper dates

Watch the dates on newspaper items; some can be very tricky. I was cleaning up some of my old files for my “Family Tree List” and I saw a news clip on a… 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

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

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

Romelia Beebe Obit Dec 1983 – Ludington, Michigan

Don’t forget to include all your relatives on your tree, even the unmarried ones. I saw an obituary for a Miss Romelia Beebe, age 93 in a 1963 Google News Archive newspaper collection.… Continue reading

1925 Iowa state census

The 1925 Iowa state census has names of persons, age, occupation and also the names of parents. Take a look at the form here on this free FamilySearch web site. https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2224537 I typed… Continue reading

YouTube tutorials on Genealogy

At our monthly meetings of the Clarkston Area Genealogy Society of Clarkston, Michigan we have been viewing YouTube tutorials as part of our presentations. I have pulled out all the video links from… Continue reading

Using Excel as a genealogy tool

When I create a family tree and have a sufficient number of people on the branches, I copy the list of people off of the Ancestry.com “Find Person – list of all people”… Continue reading

Tutorial on German Family Tree

For the past several months I have been reviewing, “on line tutorials” about genealogy to show at our monthly meetings of the Clarkston Area Genealogy Society. One of the tutorial I reviewed was… Continue reading

Process II

Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting “Process I” I told you I would give you the full detailed step by step process I… Continue reading

Capture Ancestry dot com records

I was at a 50th high school reunion luncheon and an old classmate asked me for help with her tree. I created a tree for Toni with the information she gave me and… Continue reading