Death on the tracks – 1930 news item

A tragic story in the newspaper can lead to helping others with their family trees. As readers of my blog know I review old newspaper to find obituaries, anniversaries, wedding and other interesting stories that I can build a family tree around and that I can share with the family of the person or persons… Continue reading Death on the tracks – 1930 news item

Census page – left side column numbers

I replied to a FB query with a detailed explanation and thought it would be a good “How To” blog post for my readers. Here is a mini lesson on what to look for on census pages. I had posted on the FB group page “Unravelling Your Roots” a screen print of this 1930 census… Continue reading Census page – left side column numbers

1930 questions for Salter family

I was playing around with the 1930 census for Noralee and I created more questions. In 1930 Noralee, age 4, lives with her mother (Theresa) and they live at the home of Theresa’s parents, along with Theresa’s sister (Lucille) and her husband (Russell Frost). I checked the date that the 1930 census was taken to… Continue reading 1930 questions for Salter family

Shot in Texas

Sometimes a small story in a newspaper will have a relative’s name. Here is one small item from Gonzales, Texas in the Jan 2, 1930 Warsaw, Indiana newspaper. This little piece gives us three names, their occupations, where they worked and the date they lived there. J. F. Tate, city night watchman A. C. Strickling,… Continue reading Shot in Texas