Category Archive: Family Trees

Capture Ancestry dot com records

I was at a 50th high school reunion luncheon and an old classmate asked me for help with her tree. I created a tree for Toni with the information she gave me and… Continue reading

Early blog post – 1000 – Family Trees – The MIONSIOG List – Update – 7

There is an update to this post: UPDATE 04 Jan 2020 https://munozcollection.com/2017/04/25/1042-family-tree-names-and-surnames-table/ Apr 2, 2017 UPDATE: The MIONSIOG family tree project is at the half way mark. I have completed editing the MS… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Robert W Spang obit 1910 – Penn

Sometimes you have to cut up the newspaper item in order to make it fit better on the tree. Newspaper columns are narrow and long and fit the news print page but are… Continue reading

1928 Rochester, New York – Two little girls on the front page

Update: Today 07 Apr 2017, I got a message from a person named Justin who said; “Jean Read in the photo is my grandmother. Making the missing woman my great grandmother…”. I will… Continue reading

Charlene Doris Dupper – Miss Spokane 1971

  When you find an item in a newspaper that has a picture of the person, make sure to grab the whole item not just the picture or not just the story. —… Continue reading

Genealogy Lessons on You Tube 2.0

There are many genealogy lessons on You Tube. Below are some of those lessons. ============================= Crista Cowan ———— Ancestry.com You Tube lessons ============================================== Some Genealogy Records Have No Names =============================================== What Do I… Continue reading

John Miller obit – 1901

As readers of my blog know, I create trees using information off of old newspaper items. Once I create the tree and attach a screen print of the news item, I then try… Continue reading

Povey and Partridge families connection 1899 – Michigan

Why should I follow a branch that is not mine? I wrote a piece about this subject a while back and I have now found another good example of why you should follow… Continue reading

1935 – Foley wed Correll – where is Carl Zube?

I found a marriage item in a 1935 newspaper and sent out messages to owners of family trees who had these two people on their trees (see below for links).     =====… Continue reading

Family History – Hurd 1987

If you have relatives on your family tree who are willing to share family history, ask them to write it down as a letter to you instead of just telling you the history.… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Help – Update 21 Jan 2015

UPDATE: 21 Jan 2015 – I received this message from Jennifer, “here is a link to the diary. I confirmed with my great aunt, it is her fathers.” https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7CgHkWFDZ4JMm80UUJxODJEOHM/view     Yesterday, 28… Continue reading

Larry Allen 1908-1975

Some lives are more exciting than others. Consider Larry Allen, Associated Press correspondent. Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan Link to newspaper: St. Petersburg Times – May 14, 1975 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VkFSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d3kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5989%2C4241863 Link to web… Continue reading

Ida Viola Hugerford – victim

In my last two postings; (Tangled up in the branches and Paul J. Hungerford, father or son?), I talked about the Hungerford family tree. Here is the initial newspaper story that caught my… Continue reading