1842 – Deaths in Washington DC newspaper

I posted the following on FaceBook: For my genealogy friends with relatives in the North East USA – 1842 newspaper has many deaths in various places in the newspaper not just in an Obit section: – look down the link and to the right for the death items: – Fatal Accident – James Ruddy –… Continue reading 1842 – Deaths in Washington DC newspaper

20 Year cycle of elections

I was trying to think of a topic to discuss in our next local genealogy club meeting (https://www.facebook.com/Clarkston-Area-Genealogy-Society-933098470117575/) and thought about the presidential campaign we are experiencing. If in 2016 we have a campaign and we have one every four years then a look at a 20 year cycle might be an interesting topic to… Continue reading 20 Year cycle of elections

Charlene Doris Dupper – Miss Spokane 1971

  When you find an item in a newspaper that has a picture of the person, make sure to grab the whole item not just the picture or not just the story. — Above we see that Charlene Doris Dupper has been named “Miss Spokane 1971”, and we see some biographical information about her and… Continue reading Charlene Doris Dupper – Miss Spokane 1971

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 on 8 May 1945 in Bavaria, Germany. Service Information: Enlisted in the Army Air Forces (AAF) on 23 November 1942 at Portland,… Continue reading The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF

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