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 found the newspaper item, which would only be picked up, if you searched for “black”, which of course means the family of… Continue reading Detective Joe Peterisino – 1909

21 Jan 2017 March

Somethings are too important to just post on a one time web page. Those important things must be put into a more permanent platform. This is one of those important moments in history.  — The New York Times Womans March – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/us/womens-march.html The page shows all the states and countries that participated in the march against… Continue reading 21 Jan 2017 March

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? Here is such a story about Hitler. I have never heard this story but what if he had died in this train… Continue reading What IF?

Follow Blogs

On the following blog, Diane has a list of blogs she follows. You might want to take a look at them. http://www.michiganfamilytrails.com/p/blog-page_4.html Blogs I Follow Reading the work of other bloggers is not only enjoyable, it’s also educational.  I take time 2-3 times a week to read what other bloggers are writing about.  I always… Continue reading Follow Blogs

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 campaign and we have one every four years then a look at a 20 year cycle might be an interesting topic to… Continue reading 20 Year cycle of elections

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 news about their local news. Take for instance this January 1990 Alaskan newspaper.     —– It is a weekly newspaper which… Continue reading History in newspaper

Schwartz Family History

I was helping my sister with her house moving work; carrying boxes to garage, emptying cabinets for movers to take… etc. and she showed me a Family Tree book she had stored in one of the many “safe” places one has around the house. I asked her if I could take the book home with… Continue reading Schwartz Family History

1928 Rochester, New York – Two little girls on the front page

Update: Today 07 Apr 2017, I got a message from a person named Justin who said; “Jean Read in the photo is my grandmother. Making the missing woman my great grandmother…”. I will follow up with Justin and see what add new information we can add to the blog story. Maybe some relative of these… Continue reading 1928 Rochester, New York – Two little girls on the front page

1860 news in Boston newspaper

Interesting news from 1860 – Little girl in Iowa is swept up into a cherry tree by a gust of wind. – Cock fight by Sec of War and VP of USA.   ========================================== Boston Evening Transcript – Jun 6, 1860 Link to page in newspaper: ————————– http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rik0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=KeEIAAAAIBAJ&pg=1207%2C3472966

The Dutch Slave Trade 1500-1850

It is interesting to see how one blog posting can cause other blog posting to be created, much like a comment in a conversation at a dinner party can cause a discussion about a seemingly unrelated topic. “I like the dress you are wearing; the color is so…” “Did you know that the first cloth… Continue reading The Dutch Slave Trade 1500-1850

Family History – Hurd 1987

If you have relatives on your family tree who are willing to share family history, ask them to write it down as a letter to you instead of just telling you the history. The results of such a written history can be very entertaining as well as informative. I saw this letter on a family… Continue reading Family History – Hurd 1987