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 to my genealogy readers. http://blog.devonnoellee.com/2017/07/finally-accessing-original-german.html   http://blog.devonnoellee.com/2017/06/WhichNameToUse.html

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 your life story. I hope you enjoy it and you get a new inspiration to finally write your life story. http://www.margotnote.com/blog/2017/7/10/personalhistoryquestions

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

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   Browse Hundreds of Old Newspapers in the Google News Newspaper Archive   SearchReSearch   Search Tips for Google News Archive  … Continue reading Google News Archive – Info on line

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 life of the bible story “Job”. The Mitchell and Patzke families of Oregon and Washington are connected not only by marriage but… Continue reading The Mitchell and Patzke families

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 posting lead me to write a piece about records which contain additional information about a person. In my piece I mentioned that… Continue reading Spooky – SAR

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 they are not the only records that contain valuable information about the family member. Today I read a piece from the author… Continue reading Records, Forms and Applications

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 about the newspaper article concerning the 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake. (1) In preparing that blog posting I created a little tree for the… Continue reading 1959 Yellowstone earthquake – Revisited August 2019

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 came across an interesting item in the 1898 “Wolverine Citizen” a Flint newspaper. The item titled “NUMBERED AMONG THE DEAD”, Lieut. Ablino… Continue reading NUMBERED AMONG THE DEAD

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 Lincoln” or “write a five hundred word paper on the Reformation”. I remember writing the assignments and spending half the time just… Continue reading Count the words

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 item that I found in a 1968 Gadsden, Alabama newspaper. I found this item when I was looking at the Gadsden Times… Continue reading Coosa River Project