Category Archive: Genealogy

1855 – Sexton report – Ann Arbor, Michigan

I found an 1855 newspaper Sexton report that has the names and ages of people who died in 1854.  I created a screen print of the newspaper item and posted it on the… Continue reading

Ludington, Michigan newspaper dates

Watch the dates on newspaper items; some can be very tricky. I was cleaning up some of my old files for my “Family Tree List” and I saw a news clip on a… Continue reading

Why did they have City Directories?

At a talk I was giving, on the use of City Directories in genealogy, I was asked the following question. “Why did they have City Directories and who published them?” My response was… Continue reading

Genealogy – Re-Blog – Hunt

The blog page “The Ancestor Hunt” has a good list of new Ancestry dot com additions to their collection. These are the categories they added in Dec of 2016. http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/ancestry-new-and-updated-collections-december-1-31-2016#.WG_7xLngp9k I thought my… Continue reading

Genealogy – Re-Blog – Hints

Once again someone has written a better blog piece than what I could have given you, so here is Amy Johnson Crow blog piece: http://www.amyjohnsoncrow.com/2017/01/04/truth-ancestrys-hints/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare

Genealogy sites – re-blog

Sometimes another blogger has done the leg work and posted about it on their blog. I can not do a better job than what Amie Bowser Tennant did here: https://mykithnkin.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-genealogy-facebook-frenzy.html#comment-form — [Screen Print… Continue reading

Names in history – Minneapolis City Directory – Part II

In the 1881 City Directory they have a section that lists the people who were in the 1859 City Directory and are still in the area and in the 1881 City Directory. 1881… Continue reading

Names in history – Minneapolis City Directory

When you are reading the history of a place, always be on the lookout for names of people and jot them down with a date and place if possible. Here in an 1881… Continue reading

Find A Grave – Hints

Sometimes  another person has written a good piece that does not need editing. Here is such a page from Find A Grave. The author (Kim and JM Talboo) gives some very good hints… Continue reading

Leonard Beattie – help from group page

FaceBook Groups can be a big help when you come up against a brick wall on your family history or tree. I found a small item in a 1942 newspaper which had very… Continue reading

Index of Blog Posts

07 Aug 2020 – Update to the Table Table of Posts (324) that are on this Blog with description of their content Blog Index update Aug 07 2020 31 Jul 2020 – Update… Continue reading

Whittlesey Family in the news

Many times you will find other items, in the same newspaper, about the family. I found one obit and once I created a tree to hold it, I was able to find several… Continue reading

Empire of Deception – The Confidence Man

My son gave me this book for Christmas 2015. I was reading this chapter this week; the week of Nov 7, 2016; the week that Donald Trump was elected (the full page is… Continue reading

Slide show on my Blog

When you want to have a slide show on your blog do the following. Bring in your photos as a group or select a group of photos and you will get this panel:… Continue reading

What IF?

Should a, Would a, Could a, What IF? History gives us some interesting topics for speculation. We read about the Lincoln Assassination and wonder what if he had lived, or never been elected?… Continue reading