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

Nova Scotia, Canada – newspapers

** Use the right mouse button to open the files in another tab or window.** I watched a History Channel YouTube story about the Dec 6, 1917 ship explosion in Halifax and I posted about it on Face Book. I also found and joined a Nova Scotia genealogy group so that I could post the… Continue reading Nova Scotia, Canada – newspapers

Leonard Beattie – help from group page

FaceBook Groups can be a big help when you come up against a brick wall on your family history or tree. I found a small item in a 1942 newspaper which had very little information but it had a nice photo of the person, and his story was sad. I thought I would try to… Continue reading Leonard Beattie – help from group page

Schwartz Family History

I was helping my sister with her house moving work; carrying boxes to garage, emptying cabinets for movers to take… etc. and she showed me a Family Tree book she had stored in one of the many “safe” places one has around the house. I asked her if I could take the book home with… Continue reading Schwartz Family History

Canadian Newspapers – English Only

Update list now Rev 07 – 06 April 2017 – Canadian Newspapers English – link Since the Google News Archive and my Enhanced list were arranged in alphabetical order by name of newspaper, I thought it would be useful to arrange the newspapers by states, so I created a chart which has only the newspapers… Continue reading Canadian Newspapers – English Only

Crop the item to fit the frame – 1904 marriage – Canada

Crop the item to fit the frame. In past blog postings I said that cropping a long column newspaper item is sometimes better for a family tree. I found a very good example of this in the 1904 marriage item. — — — I put both versions on the tree, long version in the groom… Continue reading Crop the item to fit the frame – 1904 marriage – Canada

What does this have to do with genealogy?

Don’t overlook the foreign press Just because your relatives come from Pennsylvania doesn’t mean they won’t be featured in a Canadian newspaper. You are probably thinking “What does this have to do with genealogy?” In part you are right it has nothing to do with Genealogy, Family Trees, Obits, or Marriages but it is an… Continue reading What does this have to do with genealogy?

Newspaper Articles – Rev. G. E. Weagant

Newspaper articles about a person will sometimes contain biographical information which you might overlook. For instance this long news item about the Rev. G. E. Weagant and Mrs. Weagant moving to a new church gives some “extra” facts about the couple. The information is toward the bottom of the article so some readers may stop… Continue reading Newspaper Articles – Rev. G. E. Weagant

Monk Rural Telephone Company 1909

When you feel your cell phone moving in the pocket of your coat think of the farmer in the rural community who never even had a telephone. In the year 2015 we get used to the modern conveniences that are literally at our fingertips and we forget about the times when these items were luxuries… Continue reading Monk Rural Telephone Company 1909

Wreck of the Scotsman – September 1899

Have you ever seen a story in an old newspaper and wondered “Why don’t I know about this?” The New York newspaper story about the 1959 Yellowstone earthquake, which I’ve posted in my blog in the past, was one of those stories that I had never heard of. (https://newspaperproject2012.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/1959-yellowstone-earthquake-revisited-2/) This next story is also a… Continue reading Wreck of the Scotsman – September 1899

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