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 for on census pages. I had posted on the FB group page “Unravelling Your Roots” a screen print of this 1930 census… Continue reading Census page – left side column numbers

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 are at the bottom of this posting) I found an obituary for Helen Campbell Gillette. I started a tree for her. I… Continue reading Helen Campbell Gillette Obit 1907

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 without having to type in all their information? [See related posting for similar information: Pets on a Family Tree?] Don’t you just… Continue reading Pierce, Corey and Donally

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

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 update at very bottom) The first example we will look at is the family tree of Ardath L Monroe. In 1921 her… Continue reading Why you should add data to other branches of the family tree.

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 old 1913 newspaper “The Cayuga Chief” published in Weedsport, New York and saw the following item: ”William R. Mack Killed, Struck by… Continue reading William R. Mack Killed – 1913

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 for the newspaper item that I found. In the The Argus-Press published in Owosso, Michigan , Saturday, July 1, 1972 I found… Continue reading Belinda Easlick of Elsie, Michigan – 1972

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 we are informed, Mr. Wolverton was sitting reading… Shortly after, her husband was alarmed by hearing screams… horrified to find his wife… Continue reading Fatal Calamity 1873 – Mrs. Wolverton

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

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 last blog posting I talked about find the obituary for Irene V. Greene , creating a family tree to find a real… Continue reading How To find a missing person on census records

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 an obituary for Irene Greene and created a tree to find her real Family Tree. I was able to create a large… Continue reading Percy and Irene Greene (Green) 1974

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 of those moments. I was trying to get some sleep but at the same time thinking about how to write my next… Continue reading Eureka Moment – Joseph Banks 1930

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, he was born in 1895 so he should be there? Well, maybe this is one of the reasons; “Small Pox Quarantine”.  … Continue reading Jackson, Michigan 1900