Category Archive: History

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

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. … 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

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… 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

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

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Interesting Blog

My son sent me this blog… I totally agree with him it is a very interesting Blog: https://garfieldnps.wordpress.com/

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.  … Continue reading

Help the poor in 1879

I wonder how many law suits this old man would have to fight if he did this on his property in 2015.     Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

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… Continue reading

King Solomon – Hot Stuff

Children may not totally understand history but they give the best answers on the subject. I hope you enjoyed this.   Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

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.… Continue reading

Westport Landing

Small items in old newspapers can often give you important information for your genealogy work. For instance this 1901 Boston Evening Transcript item:     Family records from Missouri may have birth or… Continue reading