Help – Update 21 Jan 2015

UPDATE: 21 Jan 2015 – I received this message from Jennifer, “here is a link to the diary. I confirmed with my great aunt, it is her fathers.”



Yesterday, 28 Dec 2014 I got the following e-mail from my cousin in California.


Need to find family of Martin Rosenberg

338 Georgia Ave.

Brooklyn NY.

1919 diary found in suit case, third infantry Company 176 AEF

Relative Sarah Rosenberg

Same address”

I created a tree on for Martin and found his 1920 census record which had that address; 338 Georgia Ave.. The other hint that came up right away was a family tree that had Martin on one of the branches.

I contacted the tree owner and sent them the above “Help” information.

Today, 29 Dec 2014 I got this message on

Family Tree Owner name: Hi, Martin was my great grandfather and Sarah my great grandmother.


It doesn’t always work this way; this easy, but sometimes I get lucky.

The timing couldn’t have been better because today is the last entry on “A Hundred Years Ago”; the blog about the diary of a 19 year old girl named Helena Muffly.

Helena’s granddaughter has been blogging every day for the past year telling us about her grandmother’s 1914 diary; e.g. “ 19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: “

The “A Hundred Years Ago” blog is a good read, check it out.

Maybe the tree owner for Martin’s family will do the same; write a blog about the above mentioned diary.

Thank You.

Jose from Clarkston, Michigan



Link to Blog:

Link to Martin Tree: Martin Rosenberg 4 Oscar Family Tree

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

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