One obit yields a dozen – Kirkpatrick Kirk – Michigan

Don’t you just hate it when the newspaper item says Mrs. instead of the woman’s first name? I know I’ve posted about this before but this post is different because it took me a long time to find Mrs Charles Beattie first name. Normally I can find the woman’s name within the obituary or on… Continue reading One obit yields a dozen – Kirkpatrick Kirk – Michigan

Lester G Hansen – Ludington Michigan

Here is another example of how finding one small newspaper item will lead to many other family items in the newspaper. I saw a small item in a Ludington newspaper which told of the death of Lester, and so I went looking for his obit.  I found it. I took screen prints of the two… Continue reading Lester G Hansen – Ludington Michigan

How To Add Custom Events to Facts column on a Profile Page

In Ancestry dot com you will sometimes get some Source boxes on a profile page but there are no Facts to go along with the Source. This may occur when you bring in a Source for a relative of the profile person such as in this case where Mary (the mother) is mentioned in two… Continue reading How To Add Custom Events to Facts column on a Profile Page

Peter O’Connell – Family Tree – Michigan

Before you continue I want you to know that you will be shown examples of how you should transcribe an obituary, how to label your files of items that you collect and finally how to document an information file for the tree. So this is not just a blog post about the O’Connell family, it… Continue reading Peter O’Connell – Family Tree – Michigan

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 Lance-Star was for “Mrs. Martha E Jett” who died in Stafford County, Virginia on June 11, 1950. There was only one (1)… Continue reading Martha E Jett – age 81 – obit Jun 1950 – Virginia

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 had the opportunity of visiting a Japanese Interment Camp named “Amache”.I was pointed to it by a clerk in the Radio Shack… Continue reading Amache – Interment Camp – and the Akimoto family

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 menu that comes up when you click on the tree name. Click on Tree Settings. This is the page that comes up… Continue reading How To delete a tree on Ancestry dot com

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 find an item I like to see if I can find other items for the family and using the family tree hints… Continue reading Harriet V (Hill) Olney tree

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: Re: Lost Person Hi, Talking to your brother two days ago, he said to ask you for help. I’ve been looking for… Continue reading Subject: Re: Lost Person

List of People on a Tree – (Agostina Bolena Family Tree)

Many times when I am writing about my Ancestry dot com family trees, I mention the list of people on the tree. Some of you may not be familiar with the list of people on a tree. Today I thought I would post an explanation of where to find the list of people on the… Continue reading List of People on a Tree – (Agostina Bolena Family Tree)

How to share your Ancestry tree

If you have a family tree on Ancestry dot com, you can share it with a relative, to let them look at it or even work on it. You can share your tree, even if they do not have an Ancestry account. Mary Ann Rood on a FaceBook group page asked the question: “Can I… Continue reading How to share your Ancestry tree

Name Change of Town or Village

Have you ever come across a document that has your ancient relative living in “such and such” a town, but you cannot find the town in any other record? This is a familiar problem with ancestors who lived in the ever changing locations of Europe but it also happens for relatives living in early settlement… Continue reading Name Change of Town or Village

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 page but it does not point to any Fact/Event box. A normal source has a line(s) showing what fact(s) it is associated… Continue reading HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM FACT/EVENT 2

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 screen prints to show what was happening. Richard Austin was coming up in two places on her tree. Anne, one of the… Continue reading How To work around a problem – Duplicate People on Tree

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. I told them to create a GEDCOM file and move the data that way. That is when they asked “How”. The first… Continue reading GEDCOM from Ancestry dot com