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 safe 6 feet from me and in a seductive voice whispered, “Are you a genealogist?” I looked right into those piercing jet… Continue reading Brick wall – VanPaemel  wed  DeGrande – Belgium/Michigan

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 trees in your collection of family trees you’ve created. If you view your profile page on Ancestry you might see a list… Continue reading How To Create a MS Word Table for Your Family Tree List

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 to where they belong! Thanks everyone for all your help!” UPDATE: March 19, 2020 Erich Martin “I am in contact with a… Continue reading Genealogy Lost and Found – Erich Martin

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 hate them because you cannot read them, because you can read them, if you click on them a couple of time, the… Continue reading How To Fix Tiny screen prints and photos

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, Schultz, Tibbets and Welsh. I first saw the story in The Ludington Daily newspaper and thought it was an important family tree… Continue reading How to document news worthy incident that affects many families

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 Press Card Index to AP Stories So now I have one more place to look for old interesting newspaper stories. ================ Alberto… Continue reading Alberto Castello – AP news and AP index cards – 1958

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 the branches, so that you will not miss important clues about the family history and so you will be able to identify… Continue reading Who is Ruth Best

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 Facts boxes are selected they have a line or lines that point to a corresponding Facts or Source box. We see that… Continue reading Why does a source box come in but does not link to a Fact?

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 lives in Fugit, Decatur, Indiana with William and Eva Yates in 1900. William and Eva have been married five (5) months when… Continue reading Who is Sylvia Gard?

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 Obit section: – look down the link and to the right for the death items: – Fatal Accident – James Ruddy –… Continue reading 1842 – Deaths in Washington DC newspaper

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 only enjoyable, it’s also educational.  I take time 2-3 times a week to read what other bloggers are writing about.  I always… Continue reading Follow Blogs

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 used to find the death date for Helen Louise Blue Bowen. What follows is a complete step by step process with details… Continue reading Process II

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 find the death date for Helen Louise Blue Bowen. Here is the short version of the process; all the steps are list… Continue reading Helen Louise Blue Bowen – Process I

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 campaign and we have one every four years then a look at a 20 year cycle might be an interesting topic to… Continue reading 20 Year cycle of elections

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 Enter Into My Family Tree? Resolving Conflicting Evidence =============================================== Back to the Basics: Genealogy 101 ============================================ Common Mistakes in Genealogy ============================================ Common… Continue reading Genealogy Lessons on You Tube 2.0