Category Archive: How To

How To create and use Custom Events

Have you ever wondered why some records on Ancestry dot com, come into a profile page but do not point to any fact?     We see that a “marriage” record has been… Continue reading

How to fix marriage certificate input

Have you noticed that sometimes when you bring in a marriage certificate on to the Ancestry dot com profile page, not all the information gets put onto the page? The problem occurs when… Continue reading

How To – make a correction on index page

What to do when you see an error on the index page of an Ancestry dot com record. I was working on the Linda Schrock Family tree and noticed that the mother’s name… Continue reading

1930 questions for Salter family

I was playing around with the 1930 census for Noralee and I created more questions. In 1930 Noralee, age 4, lives with her mother (Theresa) and they live at the home of Theresa’s… Continue reading

Home Person on Ancestry dot com Family Tree

I am working on a tree for a dear friend and we changed editors on the tree, so I wanted to tell her that since she was the new editor I had also… Continue reading

Annie Charest – Maine

Charest Family Tree In the Enhanced News Archive blog, I’ve featured family trees that were created to hold an obit, that I found in an old newspaper. Usually when I find one item… Continue reading

How To type in a search command

A FaceBook user asked me if one can do a search on the Google News Archive Collection. I put together two screen prints for demo. and wrote the following “How To”. Once you… Continue reading

Create a Cover for your book

Here is a blog post that has some very good tips. I hope my readers enjoy it. http://blog.devonnoellee.com/2017/07/5-steps-to-creating-cover-for-your-self.html I reviewed her blog page and found some more posts which might be of interest… Continue reading

Margot Note – Write your life story

Many years ago, I wrote a text book and taught a course on “How to Write your Life’s Story”. This web site blog that I found has the same focus, helping you write… Continue reading

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