Category Archive: Obituary

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… Continue reading

Pay attention to newspaper dates!

Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find an item in the newspaper? The problem may be with the collection and not the newspaper or your eye sight. I am working on… Continue reading

My son

Link to memorial page for Juan Jose: https://juanjosemunoztodd.wordpress.com/   Born: 06 Aug 1984     –     Died: 12 Apr 2015 Juan Jose Munoz, age 30 born: 06 August 1984, in Lansing, Michigan died: 12 April 2015, in Pueblo,… Continue reading

Tangled up in the branches

Note to Self: Don’t go back to your old trees or you will get tangled up in the branches. Update: Nov 2017: I did it again, I was on FaceBook and one of … Continue reading

Alice Packer Mitchell – Obit 1910

From one obituary that I found in a 1910 newspaper I was able to create a tree and using that tree I was able to find twelve (12) other obituaries. [Note: all links… Continue reading

Look for more

If you find a death notice for a person on your tree don’t stop looking for more. Newspapers from different locations or the same newspaper may have more information than what you found.… Continue reading

I ain’t got no body

Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find that 1880’s relative. “I ain’t got no body.” Well maybe he was a member of the O. U. A. M., or she was a… Continue reading

Pilgrims and Thanksgiving

The genealogy Gods struck again thanks to the 1893 Boston Evening Transcript newspaper and Sherry. In a previous blog posting “Break the Pope’s Neck” I wrote about the interesting information one could find… 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

The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF

The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF Personal:  Jack Donald Patzke, born 8 February 1924 at Cass Lake, Cass County, Minnesota, USA, of parents Frank Julius & Myrtle Bertha (Shively) Patzke. Killed… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Small Items in Newspapers – Hazelton 1949

Do not overlook small items in newspapers. They may be small but they can lead to a wealth of information. I was looking for an obituary in the 1949 “Roundup Record-Tribune & Winnett… 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

William R. Mack Killed – 1913

“…having found two trees I was satisfied with my work and I thought I was done with this particular newspaper item, but I was wrong.” In March of 2013 I was reading an… 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