Georgia on My Mind

In August of 2012 I found a political ad in a 1988 Georgia newspaper and from that simple ad I was able to find more items for the person. The person was a… Continue reading

Authors – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Once again the literary Gods intervened. I was in hot pursuit of James Carpenter in a Jan 13, 1887 newspaper but stumbled upon this item: Alfred Tennyson I know Alfred Lord Tennyson not… Continue reading

Amistad Africans 1841

I had planned on doing another blog but while researching the McLeod Case for a neighbor (I live in the Detroit area, he lives across the lake in Canada) I saw a small… Continue reading

Some Family Trees are easy to find

I was looking for some items in the newspapers on knitting for a blog (don’t ask) when I happened on this item about the son of Abraham Lincoln. It seems that in 1910… Continue reading

Found another tree: John Evan McKay 1937

As I’ve mentioned before in my blogs, I have a “NO LUCK” folder and from time to time I go into it and pick a file to work on. This time I got… Continue reading

Travel Now and in 1901

I have been reading blogs about people’s travels and thinking about the difference between what we call traveling and what our ancestors called traveling. In today’s blogs we have: The Too Mutch For… Continue reading

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nov 25, 1854

My last blog was concerning a family who died in Demerara, British Guiana in 1854. In the same Acadian Recorder newspaper there was a list of people who also died. Screen Print of… Continue reading

Foreign Service Now and in 1854

I came across a blog from a family who will be stationed in Bolivia, South America for the next two years and it reminded me of the obituary I have in my “NO… Continue reading

If Kentucky can do it…

I was looking through my files for my collection of search engines and came across this Kentucky Genealogy Resource Room. The Minnie Winder Genealogy & Local History Room This got me to think… Continue reading

Passport Applications

I found an obituary in the 1901 Dubuque Daily Telegraph , a  Dubuque, Iowa newspaper and in trying to find a family tree for John Marxer, I came across a passport application. I… Continue reading

Google – from Eastman’s web site

On a web site that I recently found Easlman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter there is a web page with many Google items. Go to the Eastman site: Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter Thank You.

The History of the Brown Name

Thanks to the following link I was able to find out what “WNU Service” designated. The Stripper’s Guide blog blog discusses the history of the American newspaper comic strip. Obscurity of the Day:… Continue reading

How To Work with Google News Archive

Step by step lesson on how to work with the huge Google News Archive collection.

Owosso, Michigan – The Argus Press

The Google News Archive list has some wrong newspaper dates. Take for instance the The Argus-Press published in Owosso, Michigan. The November 13, 1911 newspaper is a November 11, 1972 newspaper which is… Continue reading

Teacher Salaries to child labor

Keep your eyes open for new items which come to you when you least expect them. I went looking for teachers salaries in Michigan because in the blog “The Family Kalamazoo” there was… Continue reading