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 to:¬†https://newspaperproject2012.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/how-to-create-and-use-custom-fact-event-2/)   We see that a “marriage” record has been brought into the profile page but there is no “marriage” in facts… Continue reading How To create and use Custom Fact/Event

Small items in newspapers – Nettie Bedker

Small items in newspapers can provide the crucial clues you need to build a tree or a branch on your tree. The following small item from the 1913 Ludington, Michigan newspaper gave me two names (clues) and I was able to build a tree and populate it with 38 people and still have 225 hints… Continue reading Small items in newspapers – Nettie Bedker

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 before 1920. I came across a 1913 newspaper from Alabama which might give you a little bit more insight into why the… Continue reading To Drink or Not to Drink

Death comes for Hiram Chalmers

I created this blog to capture stories that are not easily found by family tree owners when they do a search. I used a newspaper layout because the stories presented here are picked at random similar to what one finds in the pages of old newspapers. A case in point is the following item from… Continue reading Death comes for Hiram Chalmers