History in newspaper

An old newspaper does not have to be very old to give us good information for our family tree. It also does not have to be printed in our ancestors’ community to have… Continue reading

WarkaWater Towers

Originally posted on Sustain By Design:
While there are some really interesting projects and organizations working to get clean, fresh water to parts of rural Africa, I love the WarkaWater towers for their…

William S. Bromley Murder – 1936

Some message board query and replies contain interesting information and can be just as entertaining as a good tabloid story. I sometimes forget what I was looking for because I started reading some… Continue reading

1000 – Family Trees – The MIONSIOG List – Update – 7

Apr 2, 2017 UPDATE: The MIONSIOG family tree project is at the half way mark. I have completed editing the MS Word Table of trees. There are 1041 Family trees listed with their… Continue reading

Search newspapers on line

Some times another blogger has already covered a subject so it would be silly to rewrite what has already been said. Here is one such posting from Dick Eastman. https://blog.eogn.com/2014/09/21/elephind-a-digital-newspaper-collections-search-engine/

Murder List

I found a blog post that my readers might like. — http://www.murderbygaslight.com/p/murder-list.html Thank You Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

Schwartz Family History

I was helping my sister with her house moving work; carrying boxes to garage, emptying cabinets for movers to take… etc. and she showed me a Family Tree book she had stored in… Continue reading

Google Search Hints

Sometimes I find a blog posting that I wish I had written. Here is one on “How To” use the search options on Google and other search sites. I’ve learned so much from… Continue reading

How to search Google Scanned News

I don’t know why I’ve never seen this before as it was published in 2013. You’d think that with all the work I’ve been doing with Google News Archive collection I would have… Continue reading

Canadian Newspapers – English Only

Update list now Rev 07 – 06 April 2017 – Since the Google News Archive and my Enhanced list were arranged in alphabetical order by name of newspaper, I thought it would be… Continue reading

Crop the item to fit the frame – 1904 marriage – Canada

Crop the item to fit the frame. In past blog postings I said that cropping a long column newspaper item is sometimes better for a family tree. I found a very good example… Continue reading

Robert W Spang obit 1910 – Penn

Sometimes you have to cut up the newspaper item in order to make it fit better on the tree. Newspaper columns are narrow and long and fit the news print page but are… Continue reading

1928 Rochester, New York – Two little girls on the front page

Update: Today 07 Apr 2017, I got a message from a person named Justin who said; “Jean Read in the photo is my grandmother. Making the missing woman my great grandmother…”. I will… Continue reading

Charlene Doris Dupper – Miss Spokane 1971

  When you find an item in a newspaper that has a picture of the person, make sure to grab the whole item not just the picture or not just the story. —… Continue reading

Genealogy Lessons on You Tube 2.0

There are many genealogy lessons on You Tube. Below are some of those lessons. ============================= Crista Cowan ———— Ancestry.com You Tube lessons ============================================== Some Genealogy Records Have No Names =============================================== What Do I… Continue reading