City Directory – How To – make a text file – 1938 – Indiana

When you find your ancestor’s name in a City Directory make sure you capture all the people with the last name and not just your relative. For instance the family name: “DeCloedt” on this 1938, City Directory, from Mishawaka, Indiana. As you can see above there are many people with the same last name “DeCloedt”… Continue reading City Directory – How To – make a text file – 1938 – Indiana

Huntington, Indiana – list of 40 settlers – 1896

In the newspapers collection held by Ancestry dot com called “Newspapers dot com” I saw an interesting list of old pioneers from Huntington County, Indiana. Link to item: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17649169/the_daily_democrat/?xid=637&_ga=2.260574404.892072555.1568184776-930989021.1567359673 I prepared a MS Word PDF of the list that appears on “The Daily Democrat” item, for this blog post. In preparing the table I sorted… Continue reading Huntington, Indiana – list of 40 settlers – 1896

Who is Sylvia Gard?

Who is Sylvia Gard? While helping Joe Cartwright with his tree, I came across this 1900 census page and saw a person not mentioned on any other family records. Sylvia Gard age 3 lives in Fugit, Decatur, Indiana with William and Eva Yates in 1900. William and Eva have been married five (5) months when… Continue reading Who is Sylvia Gard?

Shot in Texas

Sometimes a small story in a newspaper will have a relative’s name. Here is one small item from Gonzales, Texas in the Jan 2, 1930 Warsaw, Indiana newspaper. This little piece gives us three names, their occupations, where they worked and the date they lived there. J. F. Tate, city night watchman A. C. Strickling,… Continue reading Shot in Texas

Process II

Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting “Process I” I told you I would give you the full detailed step by step process I used to find the death date for Helen Louise Blue Bowen. What follows is a complete step by step process with details… Continue reading Process II

Helen Louise Blue Bowen – Process I

Process I: Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting I told you I would give you the step by step process I used to find the death date for Helen Louise Blue Bowen. Here is the short version of the process; all the steps are list… Continue reading Helen Louise Blue Bowen – Process I

Helen (Blue) Bowen death date is?

I saw the following Face Book (FB) posting and thought I would try to solve the question. “Trying to find when a woman named Helen Bowen passed. Her husband Charles died in 1944 in the war and I’m not sure if she remarried or not. Her maiden name is Helen Louise Blue, born July 6,… Continue reading Helen (Blue) Bowen death date is?