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City Directory – Pennsylvania – McAleer

City Directory can show you where your family lived and what their occupation was, so learn how to use the City Directories. Here is a short slide presentation looking for the McAleer family… Continue reading

Maine Newspaper collection in Google News Archive

Here are the newspapers that were published in Maine – Sample: Alphabetical order State, Town name and Newspaper name Correction 16Mar2014 Maine -20       Maine – Bangor Maine – Biddeford Maine… Continue reading

Father John Francis Kenny –

03 Feb 1921 – 07 Sep 2006 Father John Francis Kenny, born: 03 Feb., 1921in Wichita, Kansas died: 07 Sept. 2006in Lakewood, Washington Father Kenny was ordained to the Catholic Priesthood on Dec.… Continue reading

Canada – Saskatchewan – Newspapers in Google News Archive Collection

Below is a list of the newspapers from Saskatchewan, Canada that can be found in the Google News Archive Collection. The Leader-Post15,637 issuesMay 1, 1930 – Jan 31, 1987 The Morning Leader6,246 issuesOct… Continue reading

UK deed July 1650 – Bostwick

Items in old newspapers may give excellent data such as names and dates that will help you enhance your family tree, to levels you would have taken many years to acquire. Here is… Continue reading

School Interrupted 1918

A small item in the old newspaper can give you insight into the life of your ancestor. Here is an item in a November 1918 school newspaper, that tells us that Claire Kilgore… Continue reading

Volcano Drama in New Zealand

Some times I come across an item that is so well written and has a captivating story that I must presented as is; a re-post. This is such a story. It is about… Continue reading

Albany, Georgia – obituaries – April 1999

Genealogy30 names in two pages of newspaper: Allen, Baisden, Birchett, Bishop, Bridges, Brown, Butler, Cloud, Craig, Davis, Fowler, Griffin, Harper, Higgs, Johnson, Jones, Lewis, Melix, Meyer, Morris, Phillips, Rich, Seaver, Smith, Solomon, Span,… Continue reading

One obit yields a dozen – Kirkpatrick Kirk – Michigan

Don’t you just hate it when the newspaper item says Mrs. instead of the woman’s first name? I know I’ve posted about this before but this post is different because it took me… Continue reading

Brick wall – VanPaemel  wed  DeGrande – Belgium/Michigan

It was a foggy, cold, windy night and out of the inky blackness appeared this sultry mysterious woman, wearing a silk cyan face mask. She came right up to me and stopped a… Continue reading

City Directory – How To – make a text file – 1938 – Indiana

When you find your ancestor’s name in a City Directory make sure you capture all the people with the last name and not just your relative. For instance the family name: “DeCloedt” on… Continue reading

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Who is Mrs Elmer Hile? – Michigan – 1927

Don’t you just hate it when the newspaper item has the woman’s name as Mrs., and not her given name? I ran into that problem while working on a Sep 1927 news story… Continue reading

Family Tree – Elbert “Bert” Bynum

On the last blog post Newspapers and Their Dates – Alabama, I talked about the dates on old newspaper and how on some scanned newspapers there are more than one issue under a… Continue reading

Newspapers and their dates – Alabama

While working with the Google News Archive collection you will have to be careful to pay attention to the date that appears on the scan title and the date that appears on actual… Continue reading