Time to Feed the fish

They couldn’t do things like this in the old newspapers. See Above to give the fish some food. Enjoy. You can get different pets at this web site: Advertisements

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

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