Small items in newspapers – Nettie Bedker

Small items in newspapers can provide the crucial clues you need to build a tree or a branch on your tree. The following small item from the 1913 Ludington, Michigan newspaper gave me two names (clues)

Mrs Glenn Willis visited by sister Nettie Bedker 1913

and I was able to build a tree and populate it with 38 people and still have 225 hints that I can look at.

Nettie Bedker Family Tree

So don’t over look small items in newspapers.

Here is the link to the small item:

Once I had created the tree and found more family members, I also found more items in the newspaper such as these.

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If you have access to Ancestry dot com then you can view the tree:

name: Nettie Bedker spent weekend at sisters 1913 – Mich

owner: josemunoz2546


I hope this will help remind you not to overlook the small items.

Thank You

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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