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 of this in the 1904 marriage item.
I put both versions on the tree, long version in the groom box and the cropped version in the bride box. As you can see one is easier to read than the other but both have the same information in their description.
The text information for the newspaper item:
marriage – Saturday – – Aug 13, 1904
Jean Ramsay – Klondike
Edward Mallandaine – Creston, B.C.
Sister of Jean: Mrs. McKay
school teacher at the Forks
father of Jean: Joseph Ramsey – Namaimo
mother of Jean:
address: Selby street
Edward is native of Victoria
Edward’s father published the first directory
ever issued on Vancouver island as long ago as 1858
grand father of Edward: Major-General Mallandaine, H.E.I.C.S.
cousin of Edward: Turner Townsend
Mr. Mallandaine claims consanguinity
distinguished Norman-French and Hugenot families
Jean Ramsay marriage 2 Mallandaine 1904 – Canada
Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada
Yukon World – Aug 27, 1904
I hope this posting has helped you with your family tree creation.
Jose A. Munoz, M.Ed
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