Category Archive: Family Trees

Tangled up in the branches

Note to Self: Don’t go back to your old trees or you will get tangled up in the branches. Update: Nov 2017: I did it again, I was on FaceBook and one of … Continue reading

Daniel “LaVern” Prendergast Obit 1981

The work that I do, sometimes leads me find unexpected connections. One of the trees that I created from a random newspaper obituary, gave me many other obituaries and a connection to my… Continue reading

I ain’t got no body II

Maybe it’s not the 1880 body that you can’t find; maybe it’s the 1990 body of Aunt Bess.   Have you checked with her immediate family?   See story:   I know you… Continue reading

Alice Packer Mitchell – Obit 1910

From one obituary that I found in a 1910 newspaper I was able to create a tree and using that tree I was able to find twelve (12) other obituaries. [Note: all links… Continue reading

Middle Names

When you are building your family tree, look at people’s middle names for clues. I am working on a tree that has a son by the name Arthur Rial Childs 1852-1935. I started… Continue reading

I ain’t got no body

Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find that 1880’s relative. “I ain’t got no body.” Well maybe he was a member of the O. U. A. M., or she was a… Continue reading

What’s in a name?

Throughout my blogging here on “Enhanced News Archive”, I’ve tried to stay out of politics but this is just too good to pass up. I was helping my good friend Christine with her… Continue reading

Pilgrims and Thanksgiving

The genealogy Gods struck again thanks to the 1893 Boston Evening Transcript newspaper and Sherry. In a previous blog posting “Break the Pope’s Neck” I wrote about the interesting information one could find… Continue reading

1953 – City Directory – Pictures

In previous blogs I’ve written about the good resources one can find in a City Directory and I found an excellent example in the 1953 Detroit City Directory.     While creating the… Continue reading

The art of engraving 1920’s

City Directory 1920 Detroit, Michigan The art of engraving 1920’s I was working on the “D. R. Lewis wed Ida Mae Jordan 1902, Baltimore Family Tree” when I was asked by one of… Continue reading

Steal Away to Jesus

Little items, in old papers Will often, lead the way To new, discoveries Hidden, treasures That are, on the web. It’s funny how a small item in a newspaper can lead you to… 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

Scroll for more info

Many record collections are available but do you really know how to use them? One of those collections is the Associated Press (AP) Name Card Index which has lots of good information but… Continue reading

Spirits in Rhode Island

Sometimes when I am looking for the dead I find spirits.       I will let you decide which item to read.   Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan   Link to… Continue reading

The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF

The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF Personal:  Jack Donald Patzke, born 8 February 1924 at Cass Lake, Cass County, Minnesota, USA, of parents Frank Julius & Myrtle Bertha (Shively) Patzke. Killed… Continue reading