Category Archive: Obituary

Emma L. Wickersham

You would think that an Obituary with lots of information such as the one run in The Sunday Morning Star – January 28, 1912 for Emma L. Wickersham, would yield one or two… Continue reading

James L Laird – Nebraska Congressman 1889

You would think it would be easy to find a family tree for a congressman, notable, prominent citizen from the state of Nebraska but it’s not. I found this intriguing Obit “A Congressman… Continue reading

1886 Review of the Years News

Another important section in the old newspapers, also used to draw in customers, was the section which reviewed the passing year. Again as a good example of this type of reporting we will… Continue reading

Pay Attention to Location

Don’t you just hate it when you put all kinds of energy into finding a person in one location only to find out that you were looking in the wrong place? I took… Continue reading

1959 Yellowstone earthquake

I was hoping to find family trees for all the people mentioned in this item, but I was only able to find a couple and they never replied so I don’t know if… Continue reading

Miss Maria S. Shultz

Ancestry.com has a new tool which allows you to copy the information from someone else’s tree to your tree. This new tool is easy to use; a click here, a click there, and… Continue reading

Jack D. Pafford

It’s funny how one simple newspaper item can help so many family tree owners fill in the missing pieces on their tree. I was able to find six family trees for the following item… Continue reading

Liddel Spencer Davis

Some of the stories in the newspaper are not items dealing with people in the community, but are items that the newspaper has obtained from other sources such as AP.  The following story… Continue reading

Congressman Edward Everett Robbins

I once wrote a book in which I tried to impress on the reader that it was important to write down one’s life story because in this world the only ones who get… Continue reading

Cassie M. Johnson 1974

Well here is the first of my “old” stories. In my files I had fifty-three (53) items for which I have not been able to find a family tree, where I could send… Continue reading

Who Is He?

In the previous blogs we got the link to the Google News Archive list of old newspapers, an Enhanced News Archive List with Locations, a broken out version which lists only the newspapers published… Continue reading