This Blog is managed by Mr. J. A. Munoz, M.Ed. ; a retired General Motors senior designer.
The main purpose of this blog [genealogy blog], is to help other users create and maintain their family trees.
I have been working on family trees for the past few years and have been using the Google News Archive list to find stories for other family trees.
I set up this Blog to introduce users to the Enhanced Google News Archive , a list with links, that I created using the Google News Archive List.
The Google News Archive List has 2440 newspaper titles, which link the reader to several thousand newspapers from all around the world and which were published over decades. The problem is that “Google News Archive List” has only the newspaper titles and NOT where they were published. That’s where Enhanced Google News Archive comes in.
I took it upon myself to identify the location of each of these 2440 newspaper titles and created a table which gives not only the name of the newspaper but where it was published. I provide a link to the original newspaper of Google News Archive list .
I created a subsequent table which lists only the newspapers published in the United States (1414 published), so the reader will not have to browse through the 2440 newspaper list to get to the 1414 US newspaper list.
This blog has links to the various tables and instructions on how to use newspaper stories and Ancestry.com to build or refine family trees.
I give instructions on “How To” capture (clip) the stories, out of the old newspapers and how to best present them in a family history.
I give illustrations of best practices, using other blogs which I’ve found to be good examples of presentation and writing.
I post stories from the newspapers which are compelling or which I have found interesting.
I post stories of finding other family tree owner, owner that I’ve found through the trees I created on Ancestry dot com. I contact these owners so that they can use the information and links I’ve found or have posted on the blog. The owners can then include the item(s) on their family tree. — [As of 27 Aug 2018 I have created 1,192 family trees and have contacted twice that number of family tree owners. Many of those owners have replied to my message and we have kept in contact over the years.]
I hope this genealogy blog will help others with researching their family history and will allow them to use old newspapers to gather information which will enhance their family trees.
Jose from Clarkston, Michigan