Brick wall – VanPaemel  wed  DeGrande – Belgium/Michigan

It was a foggy, cold, windy night and out of the inky blackness appeared this sultry mysterious woman, wearing a silk cyan face mask. She came right up to me and stopped a safe 6 feet from me and in a seductive voice whispered, “Are you a genealogist?” I looked right into those piercing jet… Continue reading Brick wall – VanPaemel  wed  DeGrande – Belgium/Michigan

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

Search on Ancestry dot com

For my genealogy friends — on a FaceBook closed genealogy group page, a member asked a question about “Ancestry dot com search results”. She complained that she is not getting what she needs when she does a search; she gets “too many far off” results. Her question hit a HOT button because there are 60+… Continue reading Search on Ancestry dot com

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 her appeared in the newspaper but this one also contained a biography of her father Rev. William Mathews. (See below for links… Continue reading Tree for Mary Jane Mathews Basore – obit 1898 – Ohio

1925 Iowa state census

The 1925 Iowa state census has names of persons, age, occupation and also the names of parents. Take a look at the form here on this free FamilySearch web site. https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2224537 I typed in Brown as last name just to get a list of records. I then clicked on the camera on the far right… Continue reading 1925 Iowa state census

YouTube tutorials on Genealogy

At our monthly meetings of the Clarkston Area Genealogy Society of Clarkston, Michigan we have been viewing YouTube tutorials as part of our presentations. I have pulled out all the video links from my meeting minutes and provide them here in this blog because I think others can benefit from these tutorial about genealogy. Each… Continue reading YouTube tutorials on Genealogy