Category Archive: Ancestry

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

How To Create a MS Word Table for Your Family Tree List

If you are like most genealogists, you have more than one tree for your family. And since you are a true genealogist you help other people with their trees, so you have their… Continue reading

Genealogy Lost and Found – Erich Martin

UPDATE: From the FaceBook page we got this today (18Mar2020) Erich Martin “Relatives of both families have contacted me! I’m so happy to be able to get these pics and other things back… Continue reading

How To Fix Tiny screen prints and photos

Don’t you just hate seeing those tiny newspaper items on the family tree? I don’t mean tiny as few words. I mean tiny as not cropped to fit the screen. I do not… Continue reading

How to document news worthy incident that affects many families

On 21 Jun 1914 in Oswego, New York a boat crossing a canal capsized and twelve (12) people were drowned. The twelve (12) victims came from seven different families: Adams, Crane, Dainer, Mogg,… Continue reading

Alberto Castello – AP news and AP index cards – 1958

I saw this photo in a 1958 newspaper and thought I would do some research on his family. In my research I found a card catalog that I had never seen before: Associated… Continue reading

Who is Ruth Best

I have written several blog post on the topic of “relatives living with family members who have different last names.” I have also written about the importance of gathering the records of all… Continue reading

Why does a source box come in but does not link to a Fact?

Have you ever wondered why some records on Ancestry dot com, come into a profile page but do not point to any fact when you click on them? When most Source boxes or… Continue reading

Who is Sylvia Gard?

Who is Sylvia Gard? While helping Joe Cartwright with his tree, I came across this 1900 census page and saw a person not mentioned on any other family records. Sylvia Gard age 3… Continue reading

1842 – Deaths in Washington DC newspaper

I posted the following on FaceBook: For my genealogy friends with relatives in the North East USA – 1842 newspaper has many deaths in various places in the newspaper not just in an… Continue reading

Follow Blogs

On the following blog, Diane has a list of blogs she follows. You might want to take a look at them. http://www.michiganfamilytrails.com/p/blog-page_4.html Blogs I Follow Reading the work of other bloggers is not… Continue reading

Process II

Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting “Process I” I told you I would give you the full detailed step by step process I… Continue reading

Helen Louise Blue Bowen – Process I

Process I: Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting I told you I would give you the step by step process I used to… Continue reading

20 Year cycle of elections

I was trying to think of a topic to discuss in our next local genealogy club meeting (https://www.facebook.com/Clarkston-Area-Genealogy-Society-933098470117575/) and thought about the presidential campaign we are experiencing. If in 2016 we have a… Continue reading

Genealogy Lessons on You Tube 2.0

There are many genealogy lessons on You Tube. Below are some of those lessons. ============================= Crista Cowan ———— Ancestry.com You Tube lessons ============================================== Some Genealogy Records Have No Names =============================================== What Do I… Continue reading