HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM FACT/EVENT 2

On this post you will learn how to create a “custom fact/event” for the profile page. A “Custom Fact/Event” is needed when you have the following problem: A source appears on the profile… Continue reading

How To work around a problem – Duplicate People on Tree

Problem: I get two images of the same person on my tree. Query: How do I fix this? This problem and query was posted on a FaceBook group page and Eva had some… Continue reading

GEDCOM from Ancestry dot com

Someone asked me how to create a GEDCOM file off of Ancestry dot com. They wanted to export their tree to some other platform and did not want to type everything over again.… Continue reading

Alta May Bullock Boals

The domino effect does not only happen in world history, as we saw in the call for acceleration in the Vietnam War. The allies, who had fought, side by side, in World War… Continue reading

Who is Sylvia Gard?

Who is Sylvia Gard? While helping Joe Cartwright with his tree, I came across this 1900 census page and saw a person not mentioned on any other family records. Sylvia Gard age 3… Continue reading

New York newspapers in Google News Archive collection plus one.

The above do not have links to the newspapers, it is just a sample. Open the pdf file shown below, to see the chart with links. New York 70 plus 1  

Obituaries in different newspapers

Sometimes you will find an item in the newspaper for a relative and you found it by doing a search, which will pick up the person’s name in the newspaper or by reading… Continue reading

Media Gallery – Ancestry dot com

As my readers know from past blog posts, I encourage genealogist to continue looking for newspaper items, even when nothing comes up in a search. I have found many items about the particular… Continue reading

Brick Walls – a different look

The following post has little to do with genealogy or old newspapers but it has some lessons in it. For my history/archaeology friends — a few months ago I saw a program about… Continue reading

How To create and use Custom Fact/Event

Have you ever wondered why some records on Ancestry dot com, come into a profile page but do not point to any fact? (To see a SHORT VERSION of this “How To” go… Continue reading

How to fix marriage certificate input

Have you noticed that sometimes when you bring in a marriage certificate on to the Ancestry dot com profile page, not all the information gets put onto the page? The problem occurs when… Continue reading

How To – make a correction on index page

What to do when you see an error on the index page of an Ancestry dot com record. I was working on the Linda Schrock Family tree and noticed that the mother’s name… Continue reading

1925 – Scotch Forced to Emigrate

The news items in old newspaper sometimes give you information about why people moved from one country to another. Here is a 1925 newspaper account of why seventy thousand people migrated from Scotland.… Continue reading

Kieler Family Tree – seven obits

Once again I was able to find many newspaper items for a family tree by starting out with one obit. As the above screen print of the family tree shows, I found seven… Continue reading

Hungerford – in last will

In looking for 1830’s news items about the Hungerford family I came across this interesting article about a “last will and testament”, which is contained in a letter to the government of the… Continue reading