Category Archive: Blogs

Create a Cover for your book

Here is a blog post that has some very good tips. I hope my readers enjoy it. http://blog.devonnoellee.com/2017/07/5-steps-to-creating-cover-for-your-self.html I reviewed her blog page and found some more posts which might be of interest… Continue reading

Margot Note – Write your life story

Many years ago, I wrote a text book and taught a course on “How to Write your Life’s Story”. This web site blog that I found has the same focus, helping you write… Continue reading

Index of Blog Posts

Sep 2018 – Update Original Post: Here is a hint for bloggers: Document in a table or chart the items you are writing about, so you won’t have to wonder what a certain… Continue reading

Slide show on my Blog

When you want to have a slide show on your blog do the following. Bring in your photos as a group or select a group of photos and you will get this panel:… 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

Google News Archive – Info on line

Google News Archive information has been featured in many web sites; here are just a few.   Google Shuts Down Ambitious Newspaper Scanning Project   Dead Google News Archive Searching of Historical Newspapers… Continue reading

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime

It’s funny how you find things just when you need them but weren’t really looking for them. I just helped out a friend who needed some help and then I went into an… Continue reading

The Mitchell and Patzke families

Family trees show “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of a family’s history. Some families have more than their share of the “Bad and Ugly” and can seem to be reliving the… Continue reading

Spooky – SAR

It’s Halloween so I should not be surprised about how spooky the following story seems. I have not been reading other people’s blogs lately but today I read one about immigration documents. That… Continue reading

Records, Forms and Applications

Where can I find information about a family member if I don’t have any family records available? Family records such as birth, baptism, marriage and death are very important records to have but… Continue reading

Link to another page

Have you ever wanted to link a posting to another one of your posts? I wrote about Emma Wickersham and then did a follow up posting on her. I made reference to the… Continue reading

1959 Yellowstone earthquake – Revisited August 2019

Update 10 Aug 2019: see below, at end. Also updated the Provost entry on 30 Aug 2019, per the request of Jackie of California. On January 1, 2013 I posted a little story… Continue reading

NUMBERED AMONG THE DEAD

While helping Luanne; writer of The Family Kalamazoo (A genealogical site devoted to the history of the DeKorn and Zuidweg families of Kalamazoo); to find newspaper items about the Spanish American War; I… Continue reading

Count the words

Have you ever had to submit a written document which required a certain number of words to be written? In school we were always given assignments such as “write two hundred words on… Continue reading

Coosa River Project

William Patrick Lay & Alabama Power Company A story that I find in an old newspaper will often lead to another more interesting story. That is the case with the William Patrick Lay… Continue reading