Category Archive: Family Trees

1,363 Family Tree Names and surnames table – Update – Jan 04 2020

Update: 04 Jan 2020 PDF file of tree names – Mionsiog Family tree list 04 Jan 2020 Time to celebrate (written in 2017) because I have completed my MIONSIOG Family Tree project. As… Continue reading

Detective Joe Peterisino – 1909

In 1909 it was the Italians who were the terrorist in New York City. A New York police detective goes to Italy to secure evidence against the Black Hand and is murdered. I… Continue reading

Clifford W Welder 1986 obit – Penn

  The number thirteen (13) may be unlucky for some, but not for this family tree story. I found an obit for Clifford W Welder, in a 1986 Reading, Pennsylvania, newspaper. I took… Continue reading

City Directory Dates

When you are working with a City Directory collection, make sure you have the correct dates on both the photo copy collection and the actual city directory being photo copied. I was working… Continue reading

Tramps on the railroad – 1900

If you can’t find information for a relative on the tree, then maybe he or she was a tramp, who was killed and buried in an unknown grave. Here is a story that… Continue reading

1855 – Sexton report – Ann Arbor, Michigan

I found an 1855 newspaper Sexton report that has the names and ages of people who died in 1854.  I created a screen print of the newspaper item and posted it on the… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Tree for Mary Jane Mathews Basore – obit 1898 – Ohio

On May 31, 1898 there was a small obituary for Mary Jane Mathews, aka Mrs. M. J. Basore in the “Mansfield Daily Shield” newspaper. The next day June 1, 1898 another item about… Continue reading

Using Excel as a genealogy tool – 1934 Hotel Fire in Lansing, Michigan

Updated: 28 Jun 2020 – new ideas on how to use the tool are given at the end.  When I create a family tree and have a sufficient number of people on the… Continue reading

Joanne Pioszak – Obit 1950 – plus 14 other obit

I saw an obituary for Joanne Pioszak in a 1950 newspaper and I created a family tree, on Ancestry.com, to hold the screen print of the obit. Once I created the tree, other… Continue reading

Old Photos – Arleen S Scheiderer

I bought some old photos at an art show and I am now trying to find an owner. Update 27 Sep 2016: I had created two trees when I first started going through… Continue reading

Tutorial on German Family Tree

For the past several months I have been reviewing, “on line tutorials” about genealogy to show at our monthly meetings of the Clarkston Area Genealogy Society. One of the tutorial I reviewed was… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Helen Louise Blue Bowen – Process I

Process I: Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting I told you I would give you the step by step process I used to… Continue reading

Small item can lead to huge tree

In every newspaper old or new you will find some small item that has been put there by a relative and it is in memory of a loved one. They are usually very… Continue reading