Category Archive: Genealogy

YouTube tutorials on Genealogy

At our monthly meetings of the Clarkston Area Genealogy Society of Clarkston, Michigan we have been viewing YouTube tutorials as part of our presentations. I have pulled out all the video links from… Continue reading

Resources for Genealogy Club

I am working on a table of resources for our Clarkston Area Genealogical Society Group and I thought I would post it on this blog so that others could use the information and… Continue reading

Using Excel as a genealogy tool – 1934 Hotel Fire in Lansing, Michigan

Updated: 28 Jun 2020 – new ideas on how to use the tool are given at the end.  When I create a family tree and have a sufficient number of people on the… Continue reading

Events in History Intervened – NW Flight 2501

On Sunday September 18, 2016 I was at the Clarkston, Michigan Arts in Park and I was talking to J. Ryan Fenzel about his book “Allied In Irons“. The mystery novel uses the… Continue reading

Champion Farmers

See update below; added on 20 Jul 2017. At an art show I bought some items that had been picked up at an estate sale. There are many Firestone Tire booklets with interviews… Continue reading

Old Photos – Arleen S Scheiderer

I bought some old photos at an art show and I am now trying to find an owner. Update 27 Sep 2016: I had created two trees when I first started going through… Continue reading

Bio at the art show – Christopher England

I went to an arts and craft show down at the park in Clarkston, Michigan and there I bought some old books and items from an estate sale. One of the items was… Continue reading

Tutorial on German Family Tree

For the past several months I have been reviewing, “on line tutorials” about genealogy to show at our monthly meetings of the Clarkston Area Genealogy Society. One of the tutorial I reviewed was… Continue reading

Process II

Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting “Process I” I told you I would give you the full detailed step by step process I… Continue reading

Helen (Blue) Bowen death date is?

I saw the following Face Book (FB) posting and thought I would try to solve the question. “Trying to find when a woman named Helen Bowen passed. Her husband Charles died in 1944… Continue reading

20 Year cycle of elections

I was trying to think of a topic to discuss in our next local genealogy club meeting (https://www.facebook.com/Clarkston-Area-Genealogy-Society-933098470117575/) and thought about the presidential campaign we are experiencing. If in 2016 we have a… Continue reading

Small item can lead to huge tree

In every newspaper old or new you will find some small item that has been put there by a relative and it is in memory of a loved one. They are usually very… Continue reading

Capture Ancestry dot com records

I was at a 50th high school reunion luncheon and an old classmate asked me for help with her tree. I created a tree for Toni with the information she gave me and… Continue reading

History in newspaper

An old newspaper does not have to be very old to give us good information for our family tree. It also does not have to be printed in our ancestors’ community to have… Continue reading

WarkaWater Towers

Originally posted on Sustain By Design:
While there are some really interesting projects and organizations working to get clean, fresh water to parts of rural Africa, I love the WarkaWater towers for their…