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 lives in Fugit, Decatur, Indiana with William and Eva Yates in 1900. William and Eva have been married five (5) months when… Continue reading Who is Sylvia Gard?

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 family members in the local newspaper once I found the initial item but I never realized how many items I had accumulated… Continue reading Media Gallery – Ancestry dot com

Using Excel as a genealogy tool – 1934 Hotel Fire in Lansing, Michigan

Updated: 28 Jun 2020 – new ideas on how to use the tool are given at the end.  When I create a family tree and have a sufficient number of people on the branches, I copy the list of people off of the Ancestry.com “Find Person – list of all people” drop down menu and… Continue reading Using Excel as a genealogy tool – 1934 Hotel Fire in Lansing, Michigan

Old Photos – Arleen S Scheiderer

I bought some old photos at an art show and I am now trying to find an owner. Update 27 Sep 2016: I had created two trees when I first started going through the estate items; one for Arleen Scheiderer and the other for the Ferguson family. I have now been able to connect the… Continue reading Old Photos – Arleen S Scheiderer

Process II

Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting “Process I” I told you I would give you the full detailed step by step process I used to find the death date for Helen Louise Blue Bowen. What follows is a complete step by step process with details… Continue reading Process II

20 Year cycle of elections

I was trying to think of a topic to discuss in our next local genealogy club meeting (https://www.facebook.com/Clarkston-Area-Genealogy-Society-933098470117575/) and thought about the presidential campaign we are experiencing. If in 2016 we have a campaign and we have one every four years then a look at a 20 year cycle might be an interesting topic to… Continue reading 20 Year cycle of elections

Small item can lead to huge tree

In every newspaper old or new you will find some small item that has been put there by a relative and it is in memory of a loved one. They are usually very small item and really don’t have much information, but they can lead to many more newspaper items. For instance this 1928 Milwaukee… Continue reading Small item can lead to huge tree

1935 – Foley wed Correll – where is Carl Zube?

I found a marriage item in a 1935 newspaper and sent out messages to owners of family trees who had these two people on their trees (see below for links).     =====   I got a reply from Duff Zube to my message and he said   “…I wish I could find the names… Continue reading 1935 – Foley wed Correll – where is Carl Zube?

The Dutch Slave Trade 1500-1850

It is interesting to see how one blog posting can cause other blog posting to be created, much like a comment in a conversation at a dinner party can cause a discussion about a seemingly unrelated topic. “I like the dress you are wearing; the color is so…” “Did you know that the first cloth… Continue reading The Dutch Slave Trade 1500-1850

Slaves in New Jersey – 1882

Chronicling America Nov 1882 Slaves in New Jersey Biography of two people who were born in slavery in New Jersey, as they told it to the newspaper reporter. See below for Link to full article. Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan original newspaper link: Sacramento daily record-union. (Sacramento [Calif.]), 20 Nov. 1882. Chronicling America: Historic… Continue reading Slaves in New Jersey – 1882

Google News Archive – Info on line

Google News Archive information has been featured in many web sites; here are just a few.   Google Shuts Down Ambitious Newspaper Scanning Project   Dead Google News Archive Searching of Historical Newspapers   Browse Hundreds of Old Newspapers in the Google News Newspaper Archive   SearchReSearch   Search Tips for Google News Archive  … Continue reading Google News Archive – Info on line

What does this have to do with genealogy?

Don’t overlook the foreign press Just because your relatives come from Pennsylvania doesn’t mean they won’t be featured in a Canadian newspaper. You are probably thinking “What does this have to do with genealogy?” In part you are right it has nothing to do with Genealogy, Family Trees, Obits, or Marriages but it is an… Continue reading What does this have to do with genealogy?

Newspaper Articles – Rev. G. E. Weagant

Newspaper articles about a person will sometimes contain biographical information which you might overlook. For instance this long news item about the Rev. G. E. Weagant and Mrs. Weagant moving to a new church gives some “extra” facts about the couple. The information is toward the bottom of the article so some readers may stop… Continue reading Newspaper Articles – Rev. G. E. Weagant

Daniel “LaVern” Prendergast Obit 1981

The work that I do, sometimes leads me find unexpected connections. One of the trees that I created from a random newspaper obituary, gave me many other obituaries and a connection to my own family. I found the Prendergast item by chance and then created a tree in hopes of finding his own Family Tree.… Continue reading Daniel “LaVern” Prendergast Obit 1981

I ain’t got no body II

Maybe it’s not the 1880 body that you can’t find; maybe it’s the 1990 body of Aunt Bess.   Have you checked with her immediate family?   See story:   I know you haven’t talked to Cousin Ben in over twenty years but maybe it’s time; after all “YOUR FAMILY TREE” is at stake. Who… Continue reading I ain’t got no body II