Names in history – Minneapolis City Directory

When you are reading the history of a place, always be on the lookout for names of people and jot them down with a date and place if possible. Here in an 1881… Continue reading

Find A Grave – Hints

Sometimes  another person has written a good piece that does not need editing. Here is such a page from Find A Grave. The author (Kim and JM Talboo) gives some very good hints… Continue reading

Leonard Beattie – help from group page

FaceBook Groups can be a big help when you come up against a brick wall on your family history or tree. I found a small item in a 1942 newspaper which had very… Continue reading

Tree for Mary Jane Mathews Basore – obit 1898 – Ohio

On May 31, 1898 there was a small obituary for Mary Jane Mathews, aka Mrs. M. J. Basore in the “Mansfield Daily Shield” newspaper. The next day June 1, 1898 another item about… Continue reading

Index of Blog Posts

Nov 2016 Update Original Post: Here is a hint for bloggers: Document in a table or chart the items you are writing about so you won’t have to wonder what a certain item… Continue reading

Whittlesey Family in the news

Many times you will find other items, in the same newspaper, about the family. I found one obit and once I created a tree to hold it, I was able to find several… Continue reading

Empire of Deception – The Confidence Man

My son gave me this book for Christmas 2015. I was reading this chapter this week; the week of Nov 7, 2016; the week that Donald Trump was elected (the full page is… Continue reading

Slide show on my Blog

When you want to have a slide show on your blog do the following. Bring in your photos as a group or select a group of photos and you will get this panel:… Continue reading

What IF?

Should a, Would a, Could a, What IF? History gives us some interesting topics for speculation. We read about the Lincoln Assassination and wonder what if he had lived, or never been elected?… Continue reading

Romelia Beebe Obit Dec 1983 – Ludington, Michigan

Don’t forget to include all your relatives on your tree, even the unmarried ones. I saw an obituary for a Miss Romelia Beebe, age 93 in a 1963 Google News Archive newspaper collection.… Continue reading

HeritageQuest and City Directories

At our October meeting of Clarkston Area Genealogy Society we discussed HeritageQuest and City Directories. Here are some tutorials on the two topics. Notice the dates of the tutorials and you can see… Continue reading

Finding Indiana people in Canada

  I was looking for a person in Tipton, Indiana and did a Google newspaper search for Tipton, Indiana. I got this newspaper hit. =============================== Lafayette, Nicollet County, Minnesota Lafayette Ledger – May… Continue reading

1925 Iowa state census

The 1925 Iowa state census has names of persons, age, occupation and also the names of parents. Take a look at the form here on this free FamilySearch web site. https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2224537 I typed… Continue reading

Follow Blogs

On the following blog, Diane has a list of blogs she follows. You might want to take a look at them. http://www.michiganfamilytrails.com/p/blog-page_4.html Blogs I Follow Reading the work of other bloggers is not… Continue reading

Shot in Texas

Sometimes a small story in a newspaper will have a relative’s name. Here is one small item from Gonzales, Texas in the Jan 2, 1930 Warsaw, Indiana newspaper. This little piece gives us… Continue reading