1890 census… Aargh! – Barnard McCleary

Don’t you just hate it when your ancestor comes to the USA in 1860 at age 32 and the only records you can find are the Federal census for 1870, 1880 and 1900 census. We can also find a death index; an INDEX that gives so little information for his death that it is almost… Continue reading 1890 census… Aargh! – Barnard McCleary

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

Who is Ruth Best

I have written several blog post on the topic of “relatives living with family members who have different last names.” I have also written about the importance of gathering the records of all the branches, so that you will not miss important clues about the family history and so you will be able to identify… Continue reading Who is Ruth Best

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record – July 2017

While at the GFO (Genealogical Forum of Oregon) this past Oct/Nov 2017, I came across a copy of “The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume 148, Number 3, July 2017” in a “Free” stack of duplicate journals. I brought it home and created trees for the family lines in the six articles of the… Continue reading The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record – July 2017

German Newspapers in USA

I was working on Face Book adding links to some genealogy group pages when I had an idea. Why not post the links to the German newspaper, I have on my Google News Archive Enhanced collection. I remember marking some newspapers as being published in German but I didn’t know exactly in which states they… Continue reading German Newspapers in USA

Detective Joe Peterisino – 1909

In 1909 it was the Italians who were the terrorist in New York City. A New York police detective goes to Italy to secure evidence against the Black Hand and is murdered. I found the newspaper item, which would only be picked up, if you searched for “black”, which of course means the family of… Continue reading Detective Joe Peterisino – 1909

1928 Rochester, New York – Two little girls on the front page

Update: Today 07 Apr 2017, I got a message from a person named Justin who said; “Jean Read in the photo is my grandmother. Making the missing woman my great grandmother…”. I will follow up with Justin and see what add new information we can add to the blog story. Maybe some relative of these… Continue reading 1928 Rochester, New York – Two little girls on the front page