Index of Blog Posts

Sep 2018 – 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… Continue reading

My son

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,… Continue reading

How To Work with Google News Archive

Step by step lesson on how to work with the huge Google News Archive collection.

How to Flip and Improve a photo or screen print of a Document

Christine on Genealogy Time Travellers (U.K. & World Wide) FaceBook group page asked the following: “HELP NEEDED! Can anyone do a ‘mirror’ reading of this page please and tell us what it says.… Continue reading

How To Fix Tiny screen prints and photos

Don’t you just hate seeing those tiny newspaper items on the family tree? I don’t mean tiny, as few words. I mean tiny as not cropped to fit the screen. I do not… Continue reading

How To Add Custom Events to Facts column on a Profile Page

In Ancestry dot com you will sometimes get some Source boxes on a profile page but there are no Facts to go along with the Source. This may occur when you bring in… Continue reading

Peter O’Connell – Family Tree – Michigan

Before you continue I want you to know that you will be shown examples of how you should transcribe an obituary, how to label your files of items that you collect and finally… Continue reading

Keeping track of all your trees

My last blog post was: HOW TO DOCUMENT NEWS WORTHY INCIDENT THAT AFFECTS MANY FAMILIES – January 3, 2020 After I logged off for the night, I started thinking of other ways one… Continue reading

How to document news worthy incident that affects many families

On 21 Jun 1914 in Oswego, New York a boat crossing a canal capsized and twelve (12) people were drowned. The twelve (12) victims came from seven different families: Adams, Crane, Dainer, Mogg,… Continue reading

How to put relationship on a profile page

Ancestry dot com “How To” Slide 1 of 12 1. Start of Lesson 1a. Diane has a tree and wants to know how to identify the relationship between the various people on the branches;… Continue reading

Huntington, Indiana – list of 40 settlers – 1896

In the newspapers collection held by Ancestry dot com called “Newspapers dot com” I saw an interesting list of old pioneers from Huntington County, Indiana. Link to item: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17649169/the_daily_democrat/?xid=637&_ga=2.260574404.892072555.1568184776-930989021.1567359673 I prepared a MS… Continue reading

John Oliver helps 9,000 people

Sometimes I come across a web page that has a good story that I would like my readers to see. Here is a story about the comedian John Oliver who has a TV… Continue reading

Death on the tracks – 1930 news item

A tragic story in the newspaper can lead to helping others with their family trees. As readers of my blog know I review old newspaper to find obituaries, anniversaries, wedding and other interesting… Continue reading

GENEALOGICAL FORUM OF OREGON – August 2019

I was in Portland Oregon during the period of Aug 15, 2019 to Aug 19, 2019 and was able to visit the (GFO) Genealogical Forum of Oregon. I was there to give them an… Continue reading

Alberto Castello – AP news and AP index cards – 1958

I saw this photo in a 1958 newspaper and thought I would do some research on his family. In my research I found a card catalog that I had never seen before: Associated… Continue reading

Abram Mckee Banks – obituary leads to knowledge

I came across an obit that had a photo on it and I took a screen print of it. I looked for a family tree to tell his relates about the obit and… Continue reading

How to point to a newspaper story when it has no highlight

How to point to a newspaper story when it is not highlighted. A highlight of an item in a newspaper is the way the system finds matches to the search command; therefore if… Continue reading

Martha E Jett – age 81 – obit Jun 1950 – Virginia

Once again I found one (1) obituary and with that one obit, I was able to create a tree that has 164 people on it. The obituary I found in the The Free… Continue reading