Eureka Moment – Joseph Banks 1930

Have you ever had that Eureka Moment which makes you stop dead in your tracks or makes you jump out of bed in the middle of the night? Well I just had one… Continue reading

Transcript and Original Image – Joseph Banks 1917

When looking at transcripts of documents always view the original image to make sure it matches the transcript because both transcript and original will be put on to your family tree. Here is… Continue reading

LAUGHED AT LOCKS AND BARS – Woodson and Cooper 1883

In Google News Archive list they have a newspaper which they titled “The Nevada Daily Mail” Jul 10, 1883. However the actual name of the paper is “The Daily Mail” and it is… Continue reading

Time to Feed the fish

They couldn’t do things like this in the old newspapers. CLICK IN THE TANK TO GIVE THEM SOME FOOD. Enjoy. You can get different pets at this web site:

Jackson, Michigan 1900

When looking for your ancestors in old census records aren’t you sometimes frustrated because nothing comes up when you do a search? Why can’t I find ”old Uncle Harry” in the 1900 census,… Continue reading

Pets on a family tree?

Revised August 7, 2013 Wouldn’t you like to keep friends’ or pets’ information in the same place as your family tree? I told you in my last blog that I would give you… Continue reading

Helena Muffly and Friends

Wouldn’t you like to keep friends’ information in the same place as your family tree? I’ve been reading the “Helena Muffly Swartz Diary Blog” and I thought wouldn’t it be nice to have… Continue reading

Google News Archive Correction

The Google News Archive web page has some errors in their newspaper data base and I am trying to correct the errors as I find them.  In my Table of States table I’ve… Continue reading

Sidetracked again – Who is Eliza E?

Back in December of 2012 I found an Obituary for a Thomas M. Jones, and in my usual process I created a tree and found different family trees for it. I then got… Continue reading

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