NUMBERED AMONG THE DEAD

While helping Luanne; writer of The Family Kalamazoo (A genealogical site devoted to the history of the DeKorn and Zuidweg families of Kalamazoo); to find newspaper items about the Spanish American War; I… Continue reading

Blockading 1909

Well, here is something I never heard of. From “The Dispatch – Wednesday Nov 24, 1909, Lexington, N. C.” “Jim Sprat, a white farmer living on the Catawba river in Mecklenburg county, was… Continue reading

Gen. Cronje Boer War 1900

Front Page News – War! Most of us in the United States, in the modern world, know something about the Boer War but only in passing. Or we have some idea about the… Continue reading

“Spirit of ’76” First a Cartoon

Many people have used this painting in their political messages, but do they know the story behind it? Here in a 1926, Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming newspaper is the story. This is just… Continue reading

Baa Ram Ewe – 1924

Babe had the right idea; he was just in the wrong country and wrong era, according to this July 4, 1924 article from the St. Joseph News Press of St. Joseph, Missouri. Pigs… Continue reading

Count the words

Have you ever had to submit a written document which required a certain number of words to be written? In school we were always given assignments such as “write two hundred words on… Continue reading

Coosa River Project

William Patrick Lay & Alabama Power Company A story that I find in an old newspaper will often lead to another more interesting story. That is the case with the William Patrick Lay… Continue reading

To Drink or Not to Drink

Prohibition in the United States 1920 to 1933 Although the Eighteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and the Volstead Act were enacted in 1920 there was a vigorous campaign for prohibition many years… Continue reading

WWII hits home!

Every once in a while I read another person’s blog and because of my newspaper project I can add to the story by providing the actual newspaper account. This is one of those… Continue reading

How to Fix a Relationship

Don’t you just hate it when a relationship fails? I mean you work real hard to make everything work just right and then this happens. Oh, I’m sorry, my last blog was Kiss… Continue reading

The Kiss

If you want to be introduced to a whole bunch of new blog pages then this is the place to go because she has a list of the entire photo Kiss entries. Each… Continue reading

Tennessee or New Jersey in Newspaper Table?

Today Feb. 16 2013, I received a message from a Mark Aubrey: “Thanks for the work. A correction for you, though. The Sunday Chronicle of Knoxville, Tennessee is actually from Paterson, New Jersey.”… Continue reading

How To find a missing person on census records

Where is Percy Green in 1940? Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find a family member on some census record when you “KNOW” the person has to be there? In my… Continue reading

Percy and Irene Greene (Green) 1974

Where is Percy Green in 1940? Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find a family member on some census record when you “KNOW” the person has to be there? I found… Continue reading

Quest – Sheriff Pat Baker Tree

In my last blog I wrote about Sheriff Pat Baker’s tree and how I came to find other trees for him but what I did not share, which I will do now is… Continue reading