Here are the three versions of the newspaper collection Google News Archive list - only has the name of the banner not where it was published Enhanced Google News Archive or - this version keeps the old format but shows the publication place Enhanced Google News Archive – USA Only. - this is the new version in... Continue Reading →
My son – Juan Jose – 1984–2015
Link to memorial page for Juan Jose: https://juanjosemunoztodd.wordpress.com/ Born: 06 Aug 1984 – Died: 12 Apr 2015 Juan Jose Munoz, age 30 born: 06 August 1984, in Lansing, Michigan died: 12 April 2015, in Pueblo, Colorado, at Colorado State University father: Jose Antonio Munoz mother: Lorraine Omega Todd I wanted to provide a web site for Juan Jose's... Continue Reading →
How To Work with Google News Archive
Step by step lesson on how to work with the huge Google News Archive collection.
Add everyone onto your tree – even distant relatives.
Many people plan their family tree so that only the immediate family members will be included in the branches of the tree. Some even go as far as to work with only one side of the family saying; "I'm really not interested in my mother's side of the family since the family name will be... Continue Reading →
Add a 2nd spouse to the Ancestry family tree, using relationship tool in Edit
How To add a second wife to the family tree using the relationship tool in Edit on profile page. There are many ways you can add a second wife to the person. Here we will show you How To do it through the relationship tool. You will go onto the persons profile page and find... Continue Reading →
I want my friend to view my Ancestry family tree.
If you want a friend or family member to be able to view or work on your Ancestry family tree, you can invite them to the tree. They will not have to buy a membership to view and do some work on the tree. You control the level of activity you allow them to do.... Continue Reading →
Ghost People on My Ancestry Tree
Have you ever come across this problem? You are looking at your tree and there seems to be duplicate people on it. We see that there are two John boxes on the tree layout but on the list of "All People" there is only one (1) John. What is going on? To find out you... Continue Reading →
Pay Attention When You Work on Your Family Tree
Have you ever come across a family tree in one of your hints and say "Yippie look at all the records and names and people" and ... Oh, wait what is this? Who created this tree? This is one of the many reasons I never accept another tree when it is presented to me in... Continue Reading →
Add people to an Ancestry Family Tree
Once you have created your initial tree with you and your parents and maybe spouse, you can add more people to the tree. There are several ways to add people to a tree and I will show the many way's I've found to do that. Above is one way to add a person onto a... Continue Reading →
How to write up a usable text file off of a news item.
How to write up the text to help you fill out the family tree. It is vital that you have a consistent method of creating screen prints and a consistent method of documenting what you find for your family tree. Remember you are doing this not only for your use but for the use of... Continue Reading →
Political – a bit of history
Gangster History - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Costello - Who was Frank Costello? I was looking at an April 1950 Ludington, Mason, Michigan newspaper and I came across the syndicated column of right wing Westbrook Pegler (look him up), so I wanted to see if what Westbrook Pegler was saying panned out. It did not. Westbrook Pegler was saying... Continue Reading →
While working on an Ancestry tree, I came across an interesting comment made by a tree owner (jimmype181) in which he talks about a private cemetery being maintained by a private family. I guess they have been doing it for years. (see below for full comment) My first thought was "who will keep it up... Continue Reading →
Runner Family Project
While working with some old newspapers I came across an obituary for a Tennie G Runner. I read the obit and thought it would be fun to try and find a family for her. I did a search on Ancestry dot com and got a hint for several family trees for Tennie and I brought... Continue Reading →
News Item Scans – Find an alternative
Genealogy - Scanned newspaper items - If you find a news item for your ancestor but it is a blurry copy in the particular newspaper collection, see if you can find a better quality one in some other collection. For example; I was given a hint for the Obit in the Ancestry Newspaper collection and... Continue Reading →
Dutch Genealogy Help
I came across the following blog that might be of interest to those of you who have Dutch ancestry - Dutch Genealogy - https://www.dutchgenealogy.nl/?fbclid=IwAR2AiEiWX72tJlXL7omIQUiG3n7BePiRo0UBSJr1K9-hyiYH6wnQOIBA2ws I hope the blog posts will help you. Thanks
William H. Meers
Here is a brief history about the life of William H. Meers. I was looking at some old newspapers, when I came across a story about two men being traded in a prisoner exchange; one man was from USA and was in a Mexican jail and the other was a Mexican man who was in... Continue Reading →
How To Fix long location names and link information to a web page.
1. Whenever you come across a long location name on a person birth or death date make sure it is the correct information. Many times, the records that populate that information comes from old records that have the old town, city, or state name. To correct that long place name and to still have the... Continue Reading →