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 this 1938, City Directory, from Mishawaka, Indiana. As you can see above there are many people with the same last name “DeCloedt”… Continue reading City Directory – How To – make a text file – 1938 – Indiana

Steinmetz High School – 1938 Year Book

Update: I found a relative who will now get the 1938 Year Book. Jeff K. who lives in Illinois contacted me through Ancestry dot com messenger and we exchanged messages to find out if he really was a relative and if he really wanted the yearbook. I just got a message from him, in which… Continue reading Steinmetz High School – 1938 Year Book

How To Transcribe a news item

Many people will clip an obit from a newspaper and will put it on the tree or post it on a web page but they do not know how to transcribe the information into a useable format. I’ve struggled with this over the many years of working with newspaper items but I now have an… Continue reading How To Transcribe a news item