Edith Hiebel – Annette’s mother

My good friend Annette Thomas wrote this wonderful piece about her mother and I asked her if I could put it on my blog. Annette Thomas June 30 at 9:40am · Edith Hiebel… Continue reading

4th of July 2017 — a wonderful story to share

My good friend Pam Jackson posted this TV ad on FaceBook. Budweiser Stuns Nation… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huQrvmrJbXk my comment on FB: Wonderful message in this five (5) tissue commercial. A must watch this 4th of… Continue reading

Small items in newspapers – Nettie Bedker

Small items in newspapers can provide the crucial clues you need to build a tree or a branch on your tree. The following small item from the 1913 Ludington, Michigan newspaper gave me… Continue reading

Capture info off of newspaper obit – in text format

Here is another example of how I capture the information off of a newspaper obit. Notice the structure of the text layout; name, dates, parents, family members, bio info, interment – Also notice… Continue reading

Check the date

When you are working with the Google News Archive collection always verify the date given on the file name and on the actual newspaper. Here is one that is titled 1933 but the… Continue reading

Pennsylvania Newspapers

Pennsylvania Newspapers on Google News Archive. Alphabetical order State, Town name and Newspaper name Corrected 02 May 2016     Pennsylvania – 83 Pennsylvania – Beaver Pennsylvania – Beaver Pennsylvania –Beaver Pennsylvania –Beaver… Continue reading

Linda Schrock – 1961 – first date

My first ever real date was when I was in 8th grade back in 1961. I asked Linda Schrock to go to the movies with me… not some regular film at the Redford… Continue reading

Cooke married Lefferts 1901

I saw a marriage item in the news and posted it on the Ancestry dot com Message Board. Two new replies have been posted on the Message Board, the replies contain some very… Continue reading

Old Newspaper links

I saw this link on a Michigan FaceBook genealogy group page and thought others would like to see it. https://www.cmich.edu/library/clarke/Pages/Michigan-Digital-Newspaper-Portal.aspx I will have to so some work on this and include only the… Continue reading

1,042 Family Tree Names and surnames table – Update – Now 1,080 trees

Time to celebrate because I have completed my MIONSIOG Family Tree project. As my readers know, I look for stories in old newspapers and when I find an interesting one, I create a… Continue reading

1842 – Deaths in Washington DC newspaper

I posted the following on FaceBook: For my genealogy friends with relatives in the North East USA – 1842 newspaper has many deaths in various places in the newspaper not just in an… Continue reading

Search on Ancestry dot com

For my genealogy friends — on a FaceBook closed genealogy group page, a member asked a question about “Ancestry dot com search results”. She complained that she is not getting what she needs… Continue reading

1000 Family Tree Name Cloud

Names that are on Family Trees in Cloud Format   A’Dair Abbott Abee Abercrombie Abernathy Abrahamson Aby Acheson Ackerman Ackerson Acton Adair Adams Adel Agee Ahern Aiken Ailstock Aiple Akers Akin Albert Albrecht… Continue reading

1000 Family Tree Names

Here is the list of names found within the MIONSIOG Family Tree collection: Mouse over the name to see the number of times it is used. A’Dair Abbott Abee Abercrombie Abernathy Abrahamson Aby… Continue reading

Highland Park needs our help

Have you ever felt that your life is guided by a higher power? I have. This is not a religious post; the higher power I am talking about can be called a God,… Continue reading