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 the death of Lester, and so I went looking for his obit.  I found it. I took screen prints of the two… Continue reading Lester G Hansen – Ludington Michigan

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 census. We can also find a death index; an INDEX that gives so little information for his death that it is almost… Continue reading 1890 census… Aargh! – Barnard McCleary

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 trees in your collection of family trees you’ve created. If you view your profile page on Ancestry you might see a list… Continue reading How To Create a MS Word Table for Your Family Tree List

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 family tree owner that might like the information for their tree. I found many family trees for the Tyring family and sent… Continue reading How to transfer a list of all your trees to a table – in 4 easy steps

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 the text record from Family Search which copies text and source info. I had been highlighting the text and then pasting it but now… Continue reading How To Copy Family Search records to my computer

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

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. I can see some words like Register, London and the date 1749.” Below are steps Christine can take to do what she… Continue reading How to Flip and Improve a photo or screen print of a Document

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 hate them because you cannot read them, because you can read them, if you click on them a couple of time, the… Continue reading How To Fix Tiny screen prints and photos

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 a Source for a relative of the profile person such as in this case where Mary (the mother) is mentioned in two… Continue reading How To Add Custom Events to Facts column on a Profile Page

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 how to document an information file for the tree. So this is not just a blog post about the O’Connell family, it… Continue reading Peter O’Connell – Family Tree – Michigan

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, Schultz, Tibbets and Welsh. I first saw the story in The Ludington Daily newspaper and thought it was an important family tree… Continue reading How to document news worthy incident that affects many families

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; people far away from the home person. Since it is her tree, the living people are not shown to me. Slide 2… Continue reading How to put relationship on a profile page

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 program that he uses to tackle social issues. He has just helped 9,000 people with their medical bills.  Excerpt from the web… Continue reading John Oliver helps 9,000 people

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 stories that I can build a family tree around and that I can share with the family of the person or persons… Continue reading Death on the tracks – 1930 news item