Category Archive: census records

Census page – left side column numbers

I replied to a FB query with a detailed explanation and thought it would be a good “How To” blog post for my readers. Here is a mini lesson on what to look… Continue reading

Helen Campbell Gillette Obit 1907

Have you ever wondered how to create a tree or branch from just a few clues? Here are the steps I took to complete a branch for Helen Campbell Gillette. (Links to items… Continue reading

Pierce, Corey and Donally

The title is not a law firm. Those are the names that are on a transcript page of an 1870 U.S. census record. Sub-title: How can I add a person to the tree… 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

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

Why you should add data to other branches of the family tree.

Why should I add information to my tree when it is not even my family branch? That is a good question and I will try to answer it with a few examples. (See… Continue reading

William R. Mack Killed – 1913

“…having found two trees I was satisfied with my work and I thought I was done with this particular newspaper item, but I was wrong.” In March of 2013 I was reading an… Continue reading

Belinda Easlick of Elsie, Michigan – 1972

I thought that a 1972 wedding announcement with a lot of information would yield a real family tree for the bride or groom, but I have not been able to find a home… Continue reading

Fatal Calamity 1873 – Mrs. Wolverton

One of the most lamentable and terrible accidents ever recorded in these columns, took place on Monday night, at the residence of Mr. Dennis Wolverton, in the Township of Grand Blanc (Michigan). As… 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

How To find a missing person on census records

Where is Percy Green in 1940? Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find a family member on some census record when you “KNOW” the person has to be there? In my… Continue reading

Percy and Irene Greene (Green) 1974

Where is Percy Green in 1940? Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find a family member on some census record when you “KNOW” the person has to be there? I found… Continue reading

Eureka Moment – Joseph Banks 1930

Have you ever had that Eureka Moment which makes you stop dead in your tracks or makes you jump out of bed in the middle of the night? Well I just had one… Continue reading

Jackson, Michigan 1900

When looking for your ancestors in old census records aren’t you sometimes frustrated because nothing comes up when you do a search? Why can’t I find ”old Uncle Harry” in the 1900 census,… Continue reading