COVID-19 – How To Make Face Masks and Headbands – Videos

UPDATED: April 11, 2020 This is not a genealogy blog post, but it is an important post that should be viewed by a wider audience. In this blog post you will find a collection of videos, all showing how to make Face Masks and Headbands. Each video has its own take on how to make… Continue reading COVID-19 – How To Make Face Masks and Headbands – Videos

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

Grave memorial Chart 

Lisa, one of the members in the FaceBook group; “Otsego County, New York, History and Genealogy”,  asked for help with her tree. I created a tree on Ancestry dot com to help find records through hints. I was able to find obits on the Hanlon family FindAGrave memorial pages and in order to keep track… Continue reading Grave memorial Chart 

Who is Ruth Best

I have written several blog post on the topic of “relatives living with family members who have different last names.” I have also written about the importance of gathering the records of all the branches, so that you will not miss important clues about the family history and so you will be able to identify… Continue reading Who is Ruth Best

Oregon List from 1850

Some times a good web page is available but only if you know about it. I came across this web site in a FaceBook closed group page and thought others would like to know about it. Emigrants to Oregon in 1850 compiled by Stephenie Flora oregonpioneers.com copyright � 2004 http://www.oregonpioneers.com/1850.htm?fbclid=IwAR1FsgS4rp2qB0YaIx_BqIDgEgIoJvP5J1dZQFhhB0boLRHzMcftqjruj24 I hope this list will… Continue reading Oregon List from 1850

Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

I posted the following on FaceBook and got many comments on the topic; both pro and con, so I thought I would share it with a different audience. For my genealogy friends – Tags on trees – I came across an interesting tag on a family tree and I thought others might like to see… Continue reading Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

How To work around a problem – Duplicate People on Tree

Problem: I get two images of the same person on my tree. Query: How do I fix this? This problem and query was posted on a FaceBook group page and Eva had some screen prints to show what was happening. Richard Austin was coming up in two places on her tree. Anne, one of the… Continue reading How To work around a problem – Duplicate People on Tree

NASA Momma – Cynthia Vernon shares a story

I wanted to post this on my blog, so that it could get a larger audience. On the FaceBook group web page;  Pantsuit Nation,  Carla wrote the following: Carla Vernon shared a link. 14 Aug 2017 Mendota, MN “George Carlin once said: “I like it when a flower, or a little tuft of grass grows… Continue reading NASA Momma – Cynthia Vernon shares a story

How To type in a search command

A FaceBook user asked me if one can do a search on the Google News Archive Collection. I put together two screen prints for demo. and wrote the following “How To”. Once you are on a newspaper page, you can do a search in the box shown on the photo screen of page. I typed… Continue reading How To type in a search command

Old Newspaper links

I saw this link on a Michigan FaceBook genealogy group page and thought others would like to see it. https://www.cmich.edu/library/clarke/Pages/Michigan-Digital-Newspaper-Portal.aspx I will have to so some work on this and include only the free web sites. Maybe this will be my next project. Thank You.  

Preston County, WV – newspaper

When you are working with an old newspaper, looking for your family members items (births, marriage, anniversary, deaths and obituaries) don’t over look other topics of interest. In my work with the Google News Archive collection, I’ve come across and captured many genealogy and USA Civil War items. I capture these items and share them… Continue reading Preston County, WV – newspaper

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

Process II

Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting “Process I” I told you I would give you the full detailed step by step process I used to find the death date for Helen Louise Blue Bowen. What follows is a complete step by step process with details… Continue reading Process II