Ludington, Michigan newspaper dates

Watch the dates on newspaper items; some can be very tricky.

I was cleaning up some of my old files for my Family Tree List and I saw a news clip on a tree which was dated March 27, 1971.

The item said Harry T. Stolberg was surprised for his birthday.

1971-carl-stolberg-vist-mueckler-mich

The news clip was in the Media Gallery for a Harry T; but he had died in 1949.

obit-harry-t-stolberg-dec-1949-ludington

So who was this Harry T in the news clip?

Was it a relative who was named Harry T after the older uncle or cousin?

I could not figure out who they were talking about.

I finally decided to find the small item in the newspaper, to see if it gave me any clues.

When I finally found the item, I noticed the very crucial information that I had left out of my first news clip; the actual date of the item.

1931-harry-t-stolberg-birthday-surprise

Be sure to include the dates with your news clips and make sure you get the whole story. Remember that the newspapers might be publishing some old news for their readers.

I hope this post will alert you to some things to look for in newspapers and on family tree news clips.

Thank You

Update: I found another 1971 item with the same problem; actual news date not shown, so I corrected it. I also posted a new screen print into the gallery of the people in the Family tree.

Links to the two 1971 items:

==============
Harry T. Stolberg has surprised Saturday
his birthday anniversary…

news from March 30, 1931
==================================
Ludington, Michigan
Ludington Daily News – Mar 27, 1971
2 of 10
far right column
See to the right of this link:
———————–
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=c7pNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FkoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3982%2C4894884
=================================
ALSO
===================================
Dr. and Mrs. Carl A Stolberg …

news from Jun 7, 1951
==========================
Ludington, Michigan
Ludington Daily News – Jun 12, 1971
See above and to right of this link:
—————————-
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=suxOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C0wDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2767%2C4590547
===========================

If you have access to Ancestry dot com then you can view the tree: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/82280005/family

The old news clip was this:

1971-carl-stolberg-vist-mueckler-mich

The new news clip is this:

1971-news-items-for-stolberg-family-are-history-items

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.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s