Category Archive: Genealogy

One obit yields a dozen – Kirkpatrick Kirk – Michigan

Don’t you just hate it when the newspaper item says Mrs. instead of the woman’s first name? I know I’ve posted about this before but this post is different because it took me… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

City Directory – How To – make a text file – 1938 – Indiana

When you find your ancestor’s name in a City Directory make sure you capture all the people with the last name and not just your relative. For instance the family name: “DeCloedt” on… Continue reading

Cedar turns 13

Who is Mrs Elmer Hile? – Michigan – 1927

Don’t you just hate it when the newspaper item has the woman’s name as Mrs., and not her given name? I ran into that problem while working on a Sep 1927 news story… Continue reading

Family Tree – Elbert “Bert” Bynum

On the last blog post Newspapers and Their Dates – Alabama, I talked about the dates on old newspaper and how on some scanned newspapers there are more than one issue under a… Continue reading

Newspapers and their dates – Alabama

While working with the Google News Archive collection you will have to be careful to pay attention to the date that appears on the scan title and the date that appears on actual… Continue reading

Hansen Family Trees

In the last blog post “Lester G Hansen – Ludington, Michigan“, I said I would look into how the various trees, that have Hansen’s on them, are connected. I created a folder to… Continue reading

Lester G Hansen – Ludington Michigan

Here is another example of how finding one small newspaper item will lead to many other family items in the newspaper. I saw a small item in a Ludington newspaper which told of… Continue reading

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