Category Archive: Genealogy

1890 census… Aargh! – Barnard McCleary

Don’t you just hate it when your ancestor comes to the USA in 1860 at age 32 and the only records you can find are the Federal census for 1870, 1880 and 1900… Continue reading

How To Create a MS Word Table for Your Family Tree List

If you are like most genealogists, you have more than one tree for your family. And since you are a true genealogist you help other people with their trees, so you have their… Continue reading

How to transfer a list of all your trees to a table – in 4 easy steps

  Capturing a small news item in an old newspaper can sometimes lead to a new blog post. I found the following small item about a 25th anniversary and tried to find some… Continue reading

How To Copy Family Search records to my computer

Here is a lesson on How To copy records from Family Search on to a computer. Update 22 Apr 2020: Thanks to Cathy Meder-Dempsey of Genealogy Bloggers I learned a new way of copying… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

How to Flip and Improve a photo or screen print of a Document

Christine on Genealogy Time Travellers (U.K. & World Wide) FaceBook group page asked the following: “HELP NEEDED! Can anyone do a ‘mirror’ reading of this page please and tell us what it says.… Continue reading

How To Fix Tiny screen prints and photos

Don’t you just hate seeing those tiny newspaper items on the family tree? I don’t mean tiny, as few words. I mean tiny as not cropped to fit the screen. I do not… Continue reading

How To Add Custom Events to Facts column on a Profile Page

In Ancestry dot com you will sometimes get some Source boxes on a profile page but there are no Facts to go along with the Source. This may occur when you bring in… Continue reading

Peter O’Connell – Family Tree – Michigan

Before you continue I want you to know that you will be shown examples of how you should transcribe an obituary, how to label your files of items that you collect and finally… Continue reading

Keeping track of all your trees

Updated 28 Jun 2020 – added an extra example tree at bottom of post and made both trees open in a new page. My last blog post was: HOW TO DOCUMENT NEWS WORTHY… Continue reading

How to document news worthy incident that affects many families

On 21 Jun 1914 in Oswego, New York a boat crossing a canal capsized and twelve (12) people were drowned. The twelve (12) victims came from seven different families: Adams, Crane, Dainer, Mogg,… Continue reading

How to put relationship on a profile page

Ancestry dot com “How To” Slide 1 of 12 1. Start of Lesson 1a. Diane has a tree and wants to know how to identify the relationship between the various people on the branches;… Continue reading

John Oliver helps 9,000 people

Sometimes I come across a web page that has a good story that I would like my readers to see. Here is a story about the comedian John Oliver who has a TV… Continue reading

Death on the tracks – 1930 news item

A tragic story in the newspaper can lead to helping others with their family trees. As readers of my blog know I review old newspaper to find obituaries, anniversaries, wedding and other interesting… Continue reading

GENEALOGICAL FORUM OF OREGON – August 2019

I was in Portland Oregon during the period of Aug 15, 2019 to Aug 19, 2019 and was able to visit the (GFO) Genealogical Forum of Oregon. I was there to give them an… Continue reading