Obits found – Ida Jane Noel 03 Oct 1909, Gettysburg, Penn

Finding one obit in an old newspaper can lead to many more in the same newspaper. It can also lead one to another newspaper from the same town. I was working on a story about newspaper history items; “…don’t feel bad about what is happening in the Supreme Court, the USA has gone through much… Continue reading Obits found – Ida Jane Noel 03 Oct 1909, Gettysburg, Penn

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

Pennsylvania Newspapers

Pennsylvania Newspapers on Google News Archive. Alphabetical order State, Town name and Newspaper name Corrected 02 May 2016     Pennsylvania – 83 Pennsylvania – Beaver Pennsylvania – Beaver Pennsylvania –Beaver Pennsylvania –Beaver Allegheny Times 732 issues Oct 2, 1988 – Jan 31, 2008 Beaver County Times 11,503 issues Nov 2, 1954 – Oct 31,… Continue reading Pennsylvania Newspapers

Tramps on the railroad – 1900

If you can’t find information for a relative on the tree, then maybe he or she was a tramp, who was killed and buried in an unknown grave. Here is a story that has five tramps being killed, while stealing a ride, on the B. & O. R. R. — I copied the story and… Continue reading Tramps on the railroad – 1900

John Miller obit – 1901

As readers of my blog know, I create trees using information off of old newspaper items. Once I create the tree and attach a screen print of the news item, I then try to find a family tree for the person or persons featured in the news item. If I am unable to find family… Continue reading John Miller obit – 1901

What does this have to do with genealogy?

Don’t overlook the foreign press Just because your relatives come from Pennsylvania doesn’t mean they won’t be featured in a Canadian newspaper. You are probably thinking “What does this have to do with genealogy?” In part you are right it has nothing to do with Genealogy, Family Trees, Obits, or Marriages but it is an… Continue reading What does this have to do with genealogy?

Paul J. Hungerford, father or son?

Can a City Directory entry confirm a death date? Let’s take a look at one case where the death date was attributed to the father instead of the son and there was no way of confirming the information. Paul J. and Catherine Hungerford had a son in 1846 who they named Paul J. Hungerford. Now… Continue reading Paul J. Hungerford, father or son?

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 family member of someone who belonged to the O. U. A. M. The initials “O. U. A. M.” stands for “The Order… Continue reading I ain’t got no body