New York Ancestors

In my last blog I gave you information on how to find your Dutch ancestors so it is fitting that we move our searches over to New York state because that is where the Dutch moved to back… Continue reading

80 Year War – Dutch Genealogy

My ancestors come from Spain way back in the 1500’s so I shouldn’t be helping you with your Dutch ancestors. Let me explain. According to ”The People’s Chronology” – A Year-by-Year Record of… Continue reading

Death comes for Hiram Chalmers

I created this blog to capture stories that are not easily found by family tree owners when they do a search. I used a newspaper layout because the stories presented here are picked… Continue reading

Check All Family Tree Hints

When creating your family tree, make sure you check all the family tree hints given on everyone of the people on your tree. You might be surprised to find a family tree coming… Continue reading

The Problem with Emma L Wickersham

I ended my last blog with the following statements: Normally I don’t trust the information that is on a family tree, I just use it as reference to verify some other information but… Continue reading

Emma L. Wickersham

You would think that an Obituary with lots of information such as the one run in The Sunday Morning Star – January 28, 1912 for Emma L. Wickersham, would yield one or two… Continue reading

Screen Print – Crucial Element

In my last Blog “James L. Laird”, I told you: “I will write-up a blog about production of screen prints and that crucial element.” Here is the write up or rather the chart… Continue reading

James L Laird – Nebraska Congressman 1889

You would think it would be easy to find a family tree for a congressman, notable, prominent citizen from the state of Nebraska but it’s not. I found this intriguing Obit “A Congressman… Continue reading

1886 Review of the Years News

Another important section in the old newspapers, also used to draw in customers, was the section which reviewed the passing year. Again as a good example of this type of reporting we will… Continue reading

Civil War News Sells Newspapers

If you are an American Civil War Historian or just have Civil War veterans on your family tree, don’t limit your research to just newspapers which were published during the war years or Ken… Continue reading

Pay Attention to Location

Don’t you just hate it when you put all kinds of energy into finding a person in one location only to find out that you were looking in the wrong place? I took… Continue reading

Charlotte Calais – How To Arrange a Screen Print

Now that we know how to capturing the screen (do a screen print), we will discuss how to rework the newspaper words and pictures. A perfect example for this discussion is the following… Continue reading

Family Tree History Done Right

If you want to see a truly good example of family tree research you don’t have to look any further than right here on wordpress. Here is a blog written by a young… Continue reading

Who Murdered Irene? – Irene VanBrocklin Story

When you are building your family tree and find an item in a newspaper, look around for other items about the same person. That is what I wrote in my last blog but… Continue reading

Rev. Isaac Whicher

Here is another example of newspaper items that can be helpful to finding information for your family tree. If you have a minister or reverend somewhere on your tree that person will be… Continue reading