How to fix marriage certificate input

Have you noticed that sometimes when you bring in a marriage certificate on to the Ancestry dot com profile page, not all the information gets put onto the page? The problem occurs when you bring in the marriage cert from the parents name. When you view the marriage cert from the child’s view we see… Continue reading How to fix marriage certificate input

Cooke married Lefferts 1901

I saw a marriage item in the news and posted it on the Ancestry dot com Message Board. Two new replies have been posted on the Message Board, the replies contain some very interesting information about the couple. I am posting the full Message Board page. ===== Message Boards marriage 1901 – Flatbush Posted: 12… Continue reading Cooke married Lefferts 1901

Maine 1861… or is it ?

So you found the marriage announcement or you found the birth of a family member in the old Maine newspaper. Or you do a happy dance because you finally found that obit for the elusive Uncle Gilman. You are ready to post your findings on FaceBook, to tell the world of your great find… Then… Continue reading Maine 1861… or is it ?

Romelia Beebe Obit Dec 1983 – Ludington, Michigan

Don’t forget to include all your relatives on your tree, even the unmarried ones. I saw an obituary for a Miss Romelia Beebe, age 93 in a 1963 Google News Archive newspaper collection. Upon closer inspection I noticed that they had the date wrong on their collection title. The actual date of the newspaper is… Continue reading Romelia Beebe Obit Dec 1983 – Ludington, Michigan

Crop the item to fit the frame – 1904 marriage – Canada

Crop the item to fit the frame. In past blog postings I said that cropping a long column newspaper item is sometimes better for a family tree. I found a very good example of this in the 1904 marriage item. — — — I put both versions on the tree, long version in the groom… Continue reading Crop the item to fit the frame – 1904 marriage – Canada

Currency Shower – 1935 Connecticut

I wonder if this type of shower is still given to a future bride?   This 1935 newspaper item was written during the Great Depression. The following are some fact about the Great Depression which will give you an insight into why a currency shower would be given. 1934 Congress authorizes creation of the Federal… Continue reading Currency Shower – 1935 Connecticut

Steal Away to Jesus

Little items, in old papers Will often, lead the way To new, discoveries Hidden, treasures That are, on the web. It’s funny how a small item in a newspaper can lead you to research things that you were not even thinking about, and can make you write a poem, as in this case. I was… Continue reading Steal Away to Jesus

The Mitchell and Patzke families

Family trees show “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of a family’s history. Some families have more than their share of the “Bad and Ugly” and can seem to be reliving the life of the bible story “Job”. The Mitchell and Patzke families of Oregon and Washington are connected not only by marriage but… Continue reading The Mitchell and Patzke families

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 they are not the only records that contain valuable information about the family member. Today I read a piece from the author… Continue reading Records, Forms and Applications