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: 12 Oct 2019 — I posted about this 1913 tragedy on a FaceBook group page called “Croatian Heritage and Genealogy” and I got a comment with these new links: http://www.angelfire.com/mi2/1913/1913T.html  and the… 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

Oregon List from 1850

Some times a good web page is available but only if you know about it. I came across this web site in a FaceBook closed group page and thought others would like to… Continue reading

Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

I posted the following on FaceBook and got many comments on the topic; both pro and con, so I thought I would share it with a different audience. For my genealogy friends –… Continue reading

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… Continue reading