Ancestry.com New Records 2014

Genealogy is like digging for gold. You dig and find a nugget, then another and another, then nothing. Do you stop digging? Is the mother lode just inches away from where you are… Continue reading

Edward K Hosford death 1893

Why is an Indiana death reported in a Maine newspaper? It is hard to say why some items get picked up by newspapers while others don’t. In this case it was probably a… Continue reading

Daniel “LaVern” Prendergast Obit 1981

The work that I do, sometimes leads me find unexpected connections. One of the trees that I created from a random newspaper obituary, gave me many other obituaries and a connection to my… Continue reading

Helen Campbell Gillette Obit 1907

Have you ever wondered how to create a tree or branch from just a few clues? Here are the steps I took to complete a branch for Helen Campbell Gillette. (Links to items… Continue reading

I ain’t got no body II

Maybe it’s not the 1880 body that you can’t find; maybe it’s the 1990 body of Aunt Bess.   Have you checked with her immediate family?   See story:   I know you… Continue reading

Wedding in 1899

Adrian, Michigan Arthur Cole married Daisy Buck Oct 1899. But the story is much more than just a simple wedding. Like they say: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” (1) Thank You. Jose… 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

Middle Names

When you are building your family tree, look at people’s middle names for clues. I am working on a tree that has a son by the name Arthur Rial Childs 1852-1935. I started… Continue reading

Graves with no names

Can’t find any more records of Great Aunt Jessie who lived in New York around 1880? Where is Uncle Charlie after 1900 census? The 1910 census shows Mary Lou living with her family… Continue reading

Headlines can distort the story!

Mug Shots of Spies? Look closer. How would you like to be the guy running for the school board? I wrote about Advertisement placement and I guess that also applies to headlines. Thank… 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

Placement in Advertising

Placement of the Ad is just as important as the words and picture of the Ad. You would think that the editors of the 1882 Grand Rapids, Michigan City Directory would have caught… 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

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime

It’s funny how you find things just when you need them but weren’t really looking for them. I just helped out a friend who needed some help and then I went into an… Continue reading

What’s in a name?

Throughout my blogging here on “Enhanced News Archive”, I’ve tried to stay out of politics but this is just too good to pass up. I was helping my good friend Christine with her… Continue reading