Category Archive: Genealogy

Teacher Salaries to child labor

Keep your eyes open for new items which come to you when you least expect them. I went looking for teachers salaries in Michigan because in the blog “The Family Kalamazoo” there was… Continue reading

Frank C. Ives – Billiardist 1899

Frank C Ives was a young man when he died, but he was a wealthy man. I found this item: Nevada, Missouri The Nevada Daily Mail August 31, 1899 Frank C. Ives is… Continue reading

Was George Pardoned?

George S. E. Vaughan (Vaughn) has a very interesting life story linked to US history or US folklore. I found this item: Bessemer, Michigan September 9, 1899 Saturday The Bessemer Herald – Sep 9, 1899 Man… Continue reading

Penny got home from school

Penny got home from school at her usual time and immediately punched in the code to reset the alarm system. This year was the first time she was able to do this task… Continue reading

Eureka Moment – Joseph Banks 1930

Have you ever had that Eureka Moment which makes you stop dead in your tracks or makes you jump out of bed in the middle of the night? Well I just had one… Continue reading

Transcript and Original Image – Joseph Banks 1917

When looking at transcripts of documents always view the original image to make sure it matches the transcript because both transcript and original will be put on to your family tree. Here is… Continue reading

LAUGHED AT LOCKS AND BARS – Woodson and Cooper 1883

In Google News Archive list they have a newspaper which they titled “The Nevada Daily Mail” Jul 10, 1883. However the actual name of the paper is “The Daily Mail” and it is… Continue reading

Jackson, Michigan 1900

When looking for your ancestors in old census records aren’t you sometimes frustrated because nothing comes up when you do a search? Why can’t I find ”old Uncle Harry” in the 1900 census,… Continue reading

Pets on a family tree?

Revised August 7, 2013 Wouldn’t you like to keep friends’ or pets’ information in the same place as your family tree? I told you in my last blog that I would give you… Continue reading

Helena Muffly and Friends

Wouldn’t you like to keep friends’ information in the same place as your family tree? I’ve been reading the “Helena Muffly Swartz Diary Blog” and I thought wouldn’t it be nice to have… Continue reading

Google News Archive Correction

The Google News Archive web page has some errors in their newspaper data base and I am trying to correct the errors as I find them.  In my Table of States table I’ve… Continue reading

Sidetracked again – Who is Eliza E?

Back in December of 2012 I found an Obituary for a Thomas M. Jones, and in my usual process I created a tree and found different family trees for it. I then got… Continue reading

New York Ancestors

In my last blog I gave you information on how to find your Dutch ancestors so it is fitting that we move our searches over to New York state because that is where the Dutch moved to back… Continue reading

80 Year War – Dutch Genealogy

My ancestors come from Spain way back in the 1500’s so I shouldn’t be helping you with your Dutch ancestors. Let me explain. According to ”The People’s Chronology” – A Year-by-Year Record of… Continue reading

Death comes for Hiram Chalmers

I created this blog to capture stories that are not easily found by family tree owners when they do a search. I used a newspaper layout because the stories presented here are picked… Continue reading