Who is Mrs Elmer Hile? – Michigan – 1927

Don’t you just hate it when the newspaper item has the woman’s name as Mrs., and not her given name? I ran into that problem while working on a Sep 1927 news story on the Ludingtion, Michigan newspaper. Here is the story I saw. The News Item: Notice that here we have the full item… Continue reading Who is Mrs Elmer Hile? – Michigan – 1927

1855 – Sexton report – Ann Arbor, Michigan

I found an 1855 newspaper Sexton report that has the names and ages of people who died in 1854.  I created a screen print of the newspaper item and posted it on the Ancestry dot com Message Board. Link to the newspaper item: Sexton Report I then transcribed the report: Soloman Mann 30 y 8… Continue reading 1855 – Sexton report – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Helena Muffly and Friends

Wouldn’t you like to keep friends’ information in the same place as your family tree? I’ve been reading the “Helena Muffly Swartz Diary Blog” and I thought wouldn’t it be nice to have all the friends names she talks about in her diary, listed on her family tree. Then it occurred to me that I… Continue reading Helena Muffly and Friends

The Problem with Emma L Wickersham

I ended my last blog with the following statements: Normally I don’t trust the information that is on a family tree, I just use it as reference to verify some other information but this time everything looked okay.” “Normally putting in the full name instead of an initial is good practice and normally it does… Continue reading The Problem with Emma L Wickersham