Who is Mrs Elmer Hile? – Michigan – 1927

Don’t you just hate it when the newspaper item has the woman’s name as Mrs., and not her given name? I ran into that problem while working on a Sep 1927 news story on the Ludingtion, Michigan newspaper. Here is the story I saw. The News Item: Notice that here we have the full item… Continue reading Who is Mrs Elmer Hile? – Michigan – 1927

Hansen Family Trees

In the last blog post “Lester G Hansen – Ludington, Michigan“, I said I would look into how the various trees, that have Hansen’s on them, are connected. I created a folder to hold the various loose folders that I had to review; Hans I, James, and John Jorgen Heilsen Hansen and I used this… Continue reading Hansen Family Trees

How To Create a MS Word Table for Your Family Tree List

If you are like most genealogists, you have more than one tree for your family. And since you are a true genealogist you help other people with their trees, so you have their trees in your collection of family trees you’ve created. If you view your profile page on Ancestry you might see a list… Continue reading How To Create a MS Word Table for Your Family Tree List

How to transfer a list of all your trees to a table – in 4 easy steps

  Capturing a small news item in an old newspaper can sometimes lead to a new blog post. I found the following small item about a 25th anniversary and tried to find some family tree owner that might like the information for their tree. I found many family trees for the Tyring family and sent… Continue reading How to transfer a list of all your trees to a table – in 4 easy steps

How to Flip and Improve a photo or screen print of a Document

Christine on Genealogy Time Travellers (U.K. & World Wide) FaceBook group page asked the following: “HELP NEEDED! Can anyone do a ‘mirror’ reading of this page please and tell us what it says. I can see some words like Register, London and the date 1749.” Below are steps Christine can take to do what she… Continue reading How to Flip and Improve a photo or screen print of a Document

How To Fix Tiny screen prints and photos

Don’t you just hate seeing those tiny newspaper items on the family tree? I don’t mean tiny as few words. I mean tiny as not cropped to fit the screen. I do not hate them because you cannot read them, because you can read them, if you click on them a couple of time, the… Continue reading How To Fix Tiny screen prints and photos

How To Add Custom Events to Facts column on a Profile Page

In Ancestry dot com you will sometimes get some Source boxes on a profile page but there are no Facts to go along with the Source. This may occur when you bring in a Source for a relative of the profile person such as in this case where Mary (the mother) is mentioned in two… Continue reading How To Add Custom Events to Facts column on a Profile Page

Peter O’Connell – Family Tree – Michigan

Before you continue I want you to know that you will be shown examples of how you should transcribe an obituary, how to label your files of items that you collect and finally how to document an information file for the tree. So this is not just a blog post about the O’Connell family, it… Continue reading Peter O’Connell – Family Tree – Michigan

How to document news worthy incident that affects many families

On 21 Jun 1914 in Oswego, New York a boat crossing a canal capsized and twelve (12) people were drowned. The twelve (12) victims came from seven different families: Adams, Crane, Dainer, Mogg, Schultz, Tibbets and Welsh. I first saw the story in The Ludington Daily newspaper and thought it was an important family tree… Continue reading How to document news worthy incident that affects many families

How to put relationship on a profile page

Ancestry dot com “How To” Slide 1 of 12 1. Start of Lesson 1a. Diane has a tree and wants to know how to identify the relationship between the various people on the branches; people far away from the home person. Since it is her tree, the living people are not shown to me. Slide 2… Continue reading How to put relationship on a profile page

How to point to a newspaper story when it has no highlight

How to point to a newspaper story when it is not highlighted. A highlight of an item in a newspaper is the way the system finds matches to the search command; therefore if the item is not highlighted the item is not found in a search. When you find an item in a newspaper and… Continue reading How to point to a newspaper story when it has no highlight

Census page – left side column numbers

I replied to a FB query with a detailed explanation and thought it would be a good “How To” blog post for my readers. Here is a mini lesson on what to look for on census pages. I had posted on the FB group page “Unravelling Your Roots” a screen print of this 1930 census… Continue reading Census page – left side column numbers

How To delete a tree on Ancestry dot com

Here are eight (8) steps showing how to delete a tree on Ancestry dot com. You can only delete a tree that you have created. Click on the tree name. This is the menu that comes up when you click on the tree name. Click on Tree Settings. This is the page that comes up… Continue reading How To delete a tree on Ancestry dot com

Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

I posted the following on FaceBook and got many comments on the topic; both pro and con, so I thought I would share it with a different audience. For my genealogy friends – Tags on trees – I came across an interesting tag on a family tree and I thought others might like to see… Continue reading Direct Ancestor – tags on trees