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 publishedThat’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.

Link: Enhanced Google News Archive – USA Only

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.

Thank You.

Jose from Clarkston, Michigan



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  1. Hmm it appears like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips and hints for inexperienced blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

    1. Thank You.
      I too am new to this blogging thing, but I can tell you it is just like any venture you set out to do. Do it every day even when you don’t want to. Learn about it from others who are doing it. Don’t give up hope when no one pays attention to you. Do the venture for yourself and like the movie says: “If you build it, they will come.”
      Good Luck and Thank you for visiting my site.
      Take Care.

  2. Jose, I have posted a Wonderful Team Member Readership Award for your blog on mine. Thank you , and congrats! I hope it brings lots and lots of readers to your blog 🙂
    Kassie aka “Mom”

  3. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  4. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues? A small number of my blog audience have complained about my site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome. Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

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  8. We wish to thank you all over again for the lovely ideas you offered Jesse when preparing a post-graduate research and, most importantly, regarding providing every one of the ideas in one blog post. Provided we had known of your web-site a year ago, we’d have been saved the unnecessary measures we were taking. Thank you very much.

  9. Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very helpful information specifically the last part 🙂 I care for such info much. I was looking for this particular info for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

  10. Bless you!! for the Google News Archive list by state. I just found your blog yesterday and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I too like to collect interesting stories from the news and have collected many, but one in particular from 1908 I think you would enjoy reading. Is there a way for me to email you the page? I didn’t see a “contact me” link on this site. Thanks again for your hard work, and keep up the blog postings!

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