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

Since the Google News Archive and my Enhanced list were arranged in alphabetical order by name of newspaper, I thought it would be useful to arrange the newspapers by states, so I created… 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

Maybe some relative of these two little girls will be able to tell us what happened to the family. Sometimes a picture in the newspaper will grab my attention and I will grab… 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

John Miller obit – 1901

As readers of my blog know, I create trees using information off of old newspaper items. Once I create the tree and attach a screen print of the news item, I then try… Continue reading

Povey and Partridge families connection 1899 – Michigan

Why should I follow a branch that is not mine? I wrote a piece about this subject a while back and I have now found another good example of why you should follow… Continue reading

Pay attention to newspaper dates!

Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find an item in the newspaper? The problem may be with the collection and not the newspaper or your eye sight. I am working on… Continue reading

Pat Mc Carran political Ad 1944 – Nevada

Sometimes a political ad will give you just as much information as an official record, for instance this 1944 political ad in the Nevada newspaper. In the ad they have his bio I… Continue reading

Genealogical Forum of Oregon

I was in Portland, Oregon this past week (April 2015) visiting my son Peter and his family. While I was there, Peter told me he saw a Genealogical sign when he was biking… Continue reading

My son

Born: 06 August 1984     –     Died: 12 April 2015 Juan Jose was born in Lansing, Michigan on August 6, 1984 to Jose Antonio Munoz and Lorraine Omega Todd. Juan Jose died in Pueblo,… Continue reading

1935 – Foley wed Correll – where is Carl Zube?

I found a marriage item in a 1935 newspaper and sent out messages to owners of family trees who had these two people on their trees (see below for links).     =====… Continue reading