Category Archive: Genealogy

1842 – Deaths in Washington DC newspaper

I posted the following on FaceBook: For my genealogy friends with relatives in the North East USA – 1842 newspaper has many deaths in various places in the newspaper not just in an… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

1000 Family Tree Name Cloud

Names that are on Family Trees in Cloud Format   A’Dair Abbott Abee Abercrombie Abernathy Abrahamson Aby Acheson Ackerman Ackerson Acton Adair Adams Adel Agee Ahern Aiken Ailstock Aiple Akers Akin Albert Albrecht… Continue reading

1000 Family Tree Names

Here is the list of names found within the MIONSIOG Family Tree collection: Mouse over the name to see the number of times it is used. A’Dair Abbott Abee Abercrombie Abernathy Abrahamson Aby… Continue reading

small item in press – Leon Henderson

A small item in the newspaper can lead to bigger and better things. I’ve written about this topic in the past: https://newspaperproject2012.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/small-item-can-lead-to-huge-tree/ https://newspaperproject2012.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/small-items-in-newspapers-hazelton-1949/ I found the following small death notice and thought I… Continue reading

How To Transcribe a news item

Many people will clip an obit from a newspaper and will put it on the tree or post it on a web page but they do not know how to transcribe the information… Continue reading

Nova Scotia, Canada – newspapers

** Use the right mouse button to open the files in another tab or window.** I watched a History Channel YouTube story about the Dec 6, 1917 ship explosion in Halifax and I… Continue reading

Maine 1861… or is it ?

So you found the marriage announcement or you found the birth of a family member in the old Maine newspaper. Or you do a happy dance because you finally found that obit for… Continue reading

Detective Joe Peterisino – 1909

In 1909 it was the Italians who were the terrorist in New York City. A New York police detective goes to Italy to secure evidence against the Black Hand and is murdered. I… Continue reading

Preston County, WV – newspaper

When you are working with an old newspaper, looking for your family members items (births, marriage, anniversary, deaths and obituaries) don’t over look other topics of interest. In my work with the Google… Continue reading

Clifford W Welder 1986 obit – Penn

  The number thirteen (13) may be unlucky for some, but not for this family tree story. I found an obit for Clifford W Welder, in a 1986 Reading, Pennsylvania, newspaper. I took… Continue reading

City Directory Dates

When you are working with a City Directory collection, make sure you have the correct dates on both the photo copy collection and the actual city directory being photo copied. I was working… Continue reading

Israel Zangwill

When searching for your family members in old newspapers, take the time to capture photos or drawings of other people, just in case their family might like to have the item. I was… Continue reading

The Blind Slave Girl

This morning, Friday, February 17, 2017 as I lay in bed waiting for the sun rays to shine through the window and announce a new day, my thoughts turned to the blind girl… Continue reading

Tramps on the railroad – 1900

If you can’t find information for a relative on the tree, then maybe he or she was a tramp, who was killed and buried in an unknown grave. Here is a story that… Continue reading