Category Archive: How To

Robert W Spang obit 1910 – Penn

Sometimes you have to cut up the newspaper item in order to make it fit better on the tree. Newspaper columns are narrow and long and fit the news print page but are… Continue reading

Genealogy Lessons on You Tube 2.0

There are many genealogy lessons on You Tube. Below are some of those lessons. ============================= Crista Cowan ———— Ancestry.com You Tube lessons ============================================== Some Genealogy Records Have No Names =============================================== What Do I… Continue reading

1916 City Directories – More than just names

When you find a relative in a City Directory don’t just take the one entry, look through the whole City Directory and find other entries for the family and maybe find information about… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Pierce, Corey and Donally

The title is not a law firm. Those are the names that are on a transcript page of an 1870 U.S. census record. Sub-title: How can I add a person to the tree… Continue reading

Scroll for more info

Many record collections are available but do you really know how to use them? One of those collections is the Associated Press (AP) Name Card Index which has lots of good information but… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Spooky – SAR

It’s Halloween so I should not be surprised about how spooky the following story seems. I have not been reading other people’s blogs lately but today I read one about immigration documents. That… Continue reading

Records, Forms and Applications

Where can I find information about a family member if I don’t have any family records available? Family records such as birth, baptism, marriage and death are very important records to have but… Continue reading

Link to another page

Have you ever wanted to link a posting to another one of your posts? I wrote about Emma Wickersham and then did a follow up posting on her. I made reference to the… Continue reading

1959 Yellowstone earthquake – Revisited August 2019

Update 10 Aug 2019: see below, at end. Also updated the Provost entry on 30 Aug 2019, per the request of Jackie of California. On January 1, 2013 I posted a little story… Continue reading

Belinda Easlick of Elsie, Michigan – 1972

I thought that a 1972 wedding announcement with a lot of information would yield a real family tree for the bride or groom, but I have not been able to find a home… Continue reading

A picture can be your confirmation

Back in 2012 I found an obituary in an Arkansas newspaper which contained a lithograph portrait of William L Walker. I did not know how to capture a screen print back then so… Continue reading

Fatal Calamity 1873 – Mrs. Wolverton

One of the most lamentable and terrible accidents ever recorded in these columns, took place on Monday night, at the residence of Mr. Dennis Wolverton, in the Township of Grand Blanc (Michigan). As… Continue reading

Count the words

Have you ever had to submit a written document which required a certain number of words to be written? In school we were always given assignments such as “write two hundred words on… Continue reading