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

YouTube tutorials on Genealogy

At our monthly meetings of the Clarkston Area Genealogy Society of Clarkston, Michigan we have been viewing YouTube tutorials as part of our presentations. I have pulled out all the video links from… Continue reading

Resources for Genealogy Club

I am working on a table of resources for our Clarkston Area Genealogical Society Group and I thought I would post it on this blog so that others could use the information and… Continue reading

Using Excel as a genealogy tool

When I create a family tree and have a sufficient number of people on the branches, I copy the list of people off of the Ancestry.com “Find Person – list of all people”… Continue reading

Joanne Pioszak – Obit 1950 – plus 14 other obit

I saw an obituary for Joanne Pioszak in a 1950 newspaper and I created a family tree, on Ancestry.com, to hold the screen print of the obit. Once I created the tree, other… Continue reading

Events in History Intervened – NW Flight 2501

On Sunday September 18, 2016 I was at the Clarkston, Michigan Arts in Park and I was talking to J. Ryan Fenzel about his book “Allied In Irons“. The mystery novel uses the… Continue reading

Champion Farmers

See update below; added on 20 Jul 2017. At an art show I bought some items that had been picked up at an estate sale. There are many Firestone Tire booklets with interviews… Continue reading