Death on the tracks – 1930 news item

A tragic story in the newspaper can lead to helping others with their family trees. As readers of my blog know I review old newspaper to find obituaries, anniversaries, wedding and other interesting… Continue reading

GENEALOGICAL FORUM OF OREGON – August 2019

I was in Portland Oregon during the period of Aug 15, 2019 to Aug 19, 2019 and was able to visit the (GFO) Genealogical Forum of Oregon. I was there to give them an… Continue reading

Alberto Castello – AP news and AP index cards – 1958

I saw this photo in a 1958 newspaper and thought I would do some research on his family. In my research I found a card catalog that I had never seen before: Associated… Continue reading

Abram Mckee Banks – obituary leads to knowledge

I came across an obit that had a photo on it and I took a screen print of it. I looked for a family tree to tell his relates about the obit and… Continue reading

How to point to a newspaper story when it has no highlight

How to point to a newspaper story when it is not highlighted. A highlight of an item in a newspaper is the way the system finds matches to the search command; therefore if… Continue reading

Martha E Jett – age 81 – obit Jun 1950 – Virginia

Once again I found one (1) obituary and with that one obit, I was able to create a tree that has 164 people on it. The obituary I found in the The Free… Continue reading

Grave memorial Chart 

Lisa, one of the members in the FaceBook group; “Otsego County, New York, History and Genealogy”,  asked for help with her tree. I created a tree on Ancestry dot com to help find… Continue reading

Census page – left side column numbers

I replied to a FB query with a detailed explanation and thought it would be a good “How To” blog post for my readers. Here is a mini lesson on what to look… Continue reading

Amache – Interment Camp – and the Akimoto family

Update: 07 Sep 2020 – I received an e-mail from Dan O. Yoshii, At The Goodwell, Colorado Springs, CO, sending new information, which I posted at bottom of this post. During the summer of 2018 I… Continue reading

How To delete a tree on Ancestry dot com

Here are eight (8) steps showing how to delete a tree on Ancestry dot com. You can only delete a tree that you have created. Click on the tree name. This is the… Continue reading

Steinmetz High School – 1938 Year Book

Update: I found a relative who will now get the 1938 Year Book. Jeff K. who lives in Illinois contacted me through Ancestry dot com messenger and we exchanged messages to find out… Continue reading

1913 – Calumet, Michigan – deaths

Update: 27 Oct 2020Again on Facebook, another good friend, Rosemary RitzGerald Franklin posted about a book she just finished reading. The book is a historical fiction based in Calumet, Michigan. Her Post:Rosemary FitzGerald… Continue reading

Harriet V (Hill) Olney tree

As my readers know I create trees using the information found in newspaper items such as obituaries, anniversaries, weddings, marriages and odds and ends like “first baby of the year”. When I do… Continue reading

Subject: Re: Lost Person

The following is sequential e-mails I received and sent in the last few days, between me and my cousin “E”. e-mail to me from E Sent: Fri, Nov 2, 2018 5:27 pm Subject:… Continue reading

Who is Ruth Best

I have written several blog post on the topic of “relatives living with family members who have different last names.” I have also written about the importance of gathering the records of all… Continue reading