How To type in a search command

A FaceBook user asked me if one can do a search on the Google News Archive Collection. I put together two screen prints for demo. and wrote the following “How To”. Once you are on a newspaper page, you can do a search in the box shown on the photo screen of page. I typed… Continue reading How To type in a search command

Small items in the news – Showvaker

Many times you will come across small items in the newspaper that help you with a name or a date; like this one.   I did a search for the name “Showvaker” and one of the links got me to the page but not to the exact item. I had to hunt around the page… Continue reading Small items in the news – Showvaker

Romelia Beebe Obit Dec 1983 – Ludington, Michigan

Don’t forget to include all your relatives on your tree, even the unmarried ones. I saw an obituary for a Miss Romelia Beebe, age 93 in a 1963 Google News Archive newspaper collection. Upon closer inspection I noticed that they had the date wrong on their collection title. The actual date of the newspaper is… Continue reading Romelia Beebe Obit Dec 1983 – Ludington, Michigan

Google News Archive – Info on line

Google News Archive information has been featured in many web sites; here are just a few.   Google Shuts Down Ambitious Newspaper Scanning Project   Dead Google News Archive Searching of Historical Newspapers   Browse Hundreds of Old Newspapers in the Google News Newspaper Archive   SearchReSearch   Search Tips for Google News Archive  … Continue reading Google News Archive – Info on line

What’s in a name?

Throughout my blogging here on “Enhanced News Archive”, I’ve tried to stay out of politics but this is just too good to pass up. I was helping my good friend Christine with her Greenwalt Family Tree and was looking for newspaper articles, when I found a reference to the O. U. A. M. in a… Continue reading What’s in a name?

Pilgrims and Thanksgiving II

I can now report another successful pilgrim connection.  I’ve connected Ames Elijah Alden to John and Priscilla Alden; 1997 to 1599. The Back Story: While working on the David Alden Family tree I looked for other Alden’s in the Google News Archives and found in The Milwaukee Journal – Dec 31, 1936 the Obit for… Continue reading Pilgrims and Thanksgiving II

Michigan – Newspapers

Find Michigan Newspapers by Town name, County name or Newspaper name. These Old newspapers are on the FREE – Google News Archive Collection. Learn How To navigate the newspaper; Decade, Year, Month or Day The table below has a Title, Town & County name, and Newspaper name. Title = State name with the number of… Continue reading Michigan – Newspapers

Break the Pope’s Neck

I was working on an 1895 Boston newspaper (Boston Evening  Transcript) where there was an ongoing column used for public questions and answers; “The Message Board of the 1890’s”. There is a very good history of the column in: Access The Boston Transcript One of the questions (queries) concerned the game “Break the Pope’s Neck”.… Continue reading Break the Pope’s Neck

Spirits in Rhode Island

Sometimes when I am looking for the dead I find spirits.       I will let you decide which item to read.   Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan   Link to newspaper: See to the right of this link: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GhFXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bkMNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5601%2C607928

The Secret Life of Plants – 1905

Back in the 1970’s our little community of organic gardeners; in Lansing, Michigan, was all a buzz about the new book called “The Secret Life of Plants”. [The following picture comes from Wikipedia web page referenced in this posting] We talked about the findings of the book and even did our own little experiments to… Continue reading The Secret Life of Plants – 1905

NUMBERED AMONG THE DEAD

While helping Luanne; writer of The Family Kalamazoo (A genealogical site devoted to the history of the DeKorn and Zuidweg families of Kalamazoo); to find newspaper items about the Spanish American War; I came across an interesting item in the 1898 “Wolverine Citizen” a Flint newspaper. The item titled “NUMBERED AMONG THE DEAD”, Lieut. Ablino… Continue reading NUMBERED AMONG THE DEAD

Blockading 1909

Well, here is something I never heard of. From “The Dispatch – Wednesday Nov 24, 1909, Lexington, N. C.” “Jim Sprat, a white farmer living on the Catawba river in Mecklenburg county, was arrested last week on a charge of blockading, because he had in his house a complete blockading outfit, still, worm, cap, etc.… Continue reading Blockading 1909

Gen. Cronje Boer War 1900

Front Page News – War! Most of us in the United States, in the modern world, know something about the Boer War but only in passing. Or we have some idea about the wars based on information from movies such as Breaker Morant (film), Untamed (1955 film), Young Winston. But back in 1900 the Boer… Continue reading Gen. Cronje Boer War 1900

“Spirit of ’76” First a Cartoon

Many people have used this painting in their political messages, but do they know the story behind it? Here in a 1926, Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming newspaper is the story. This is just a partial screen print of the article; to read the whole article click on link below. To View the Original item, Select… Continue reading “Spirit of ’76” First a Cartoon