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

Civic Pride 1936

I was looking through some old newspapers articles and this one caught my eye. As I read this 1936 Wyoming article I was thinking how things haven’t changed much; we want to preserve our history. Then I read the list of things to remember… really? Civic Pride 1936 Page 8 Column 4 Article Title: Lest… Continue reading Civic Pride 1936

WWII hits home!

Every once in a while I read another person’s blog and because of my newspaper project I can add to the story by providing the actual newspaper account. This is one of those times. On Feb 21, 2013 gpcox posted an entry called “ Pacific Theater continues ” in which he gives us some interesting… Continue reading WWII hits home!

Who Murdered Irene? – Irene VanBrocklin Story

When you are building your family tree and find an item in a newspaper, look around for other items about the same person. That is what I wrote in my last blog but I should have written “other items about the same person or subject matter” because today I ran into just this situation. In… Continue reading Who Murdered Irene? – Irene VanBrocklin Story