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

Scroll for more info

Many record collections are available but do you really know how to use them? One of those collections is the Associated Press (AP) Name Card Index which has lots of good information but many users don’t take full advantage of the information. Ancestry.com Partners with Associated Press for Historical News In this collection when the… Continue reading Scroll for more info

The Secret Life of Plants – 1905

Back in the 1970’s our little community of organic gardeners; in Lansing, Michigan, was all a buzz about the new book called “The Secret Life of Plants”. [The following picture comes from Wikipedia web page referenced in this posting] We talked about the findings of the book and even did our own little experiments to… Continue reading The Secret Life of Plants – 1905

NUMBERED AMONG THE DEAD

While helping Luanne; writer of The Family Kalamazoo (A genealogical site devoted to the history of the DeKorn and Zuidweg families of Kalamazoo); to find newspaper items about the Spanish American War; I came across an interesting item in the 1898 “Wolverine Citizen” a Flint newspaper. The item titled “NUMBERED AMONG THE DEAD”, Lieut. Ablino… Continue reading NUMBERED AMONG THE DEAD

Tennessee or New Jersey in Newspaper Table?

Today Feb. 16 2013, I received a message from a Mark Aubrey: “Thanks for the work. A correction for you, though. The Sunday Chronicle of Knoxville, Tennessee is actually from Paterson, New Jersey.” I of course knew what he was talking about as I had run into the same problem with other newspapers. I didn’t… Continue reading Tennessee or New Jersey in Newspaper Table?

Owosso, Michigan – The Argus Press

The Google News Archive list has some wrong newspaper dates. Take for instance the The Argus-Press published in Owosso, Michigan. The November 13, 1911 newspaper is a November 11, 1972 newspaper which is featuring the front page of the 1911 newspaper. The next newspaper they list is dated November 13, 1951 but the real date… Continue reading Owosso, Michigan – The Argus Press

Teacher Salaries to child labor

Keep your eyes open for new items which come to you when you least expect them. I went looking for teachers salaries in Michigan because in the blog “The Family Kalamazoo” there was an item about Edna Mulder’s Teacher Contract 1931-32. The writer asks if there is anyone out there who might have more information.… Continue reading Teacher Salaries to child labor

Frank C. Ives – Billiardist 1899

Frank C Ives was a young man when he died, but he was a wealthy man. I found this item: Nevada, Missouri The Nevada Daily Mail August 31, 1899 Frank C. Ives is Dead. Champ’ on Billiardist Passes Away in the Republic of Mexico Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug 31 A telegram received by Dr. J.… Continue reading Frank C. Ives – Billiardist 1899

Jackie Gamboa Where are You?

Jackie Gamboa When I am reading an old newspaper I look for stories which contain a picture of the person in the item because it might be the only picture available of that person. Many family trees are created by distant family members so many branches are created from names and dates which are out… Continue reading Jackie Gamboa Where are You?

Cassie M. Johnson 1974

Well here is the first of my “old” stories. In my files I had fifty-three (53) items for which I have not been able to find a family tree, where I could send the item. I thought I would look at these files, go back to the newspaper link and capture the item so that… Continue reading Cassie M. Johnson 1974

Who Is He?

In the previous blogs we got the link to the Google News Archive list of old newspapers, an Enhanced News Archive List with Locations, a broken out version which lists only the newspapers published in the United States USA newspaper list and instructions on how to capture all the newspaper articles Downloading, Saving & Printing from Google… Continue reading Who Is He?

Clip It ! – How to do a screen print

In the last three blogs we got the link to the Google News Archive list of old newspapers, an Enhanced News Archive List with Locations which shows where those newspapers were published and even a broken out version which lists only the newspapers published in the United States USA newspaper list. So we now can browse 2440… Continue reading Clip It ! – How to do a screen print

USA Only – Enhanced Newspaper Archive Feb 2013

Update: 21 Aug 2013 The Google News Archive list is very useful but needed to be enhanced by adding the name of country or state where the newspaper was published. I completed that task of adding the name of where the newspaper was published. The Name of my chart is: Enhanced News Archive List with… Continue reading USA Only – Enhanced Newspaper Archive Feb 2013

Enhanced Newspaper Archive List

If you have ever worked with Google News Archive list then you know that it only contains the names of newspapers, not where they were published. I’ve enhanced that chart by adding the publication locations for each of the 2440 newspapers. So now you can look for states or countries and not have to guess… Continue reading Enhanced Newspaper Archive List