Tag Archive: Boston Evening  Transcript

1860 news in Boston newspaper

Interesting news from 1860 – Little girl in Iowa is swept up into a cherry tree by a gust of wind. – Cock fight by Sec of War and VP of USA.  … Continue reading

Westport Landing

Small items in old newspapers can often give you important information for your genealogy work. For instance this 1901 Boston Evening Transcript item:     Family records from Missouri may have birth or… Continue reading

Pilgrims and Thanksgiving II

I can now report another successful pilgrim connection.  I’ve connected Ames Elijah Alden to John and Priscilla Alden; 1997 to 1599. The Back Story: While working on the David Alden Family tree I… Continue reading

Pilgrims and Thanksgiving

The genealogy Gods struck again thanks to the 1893 Boston Evening Transcript newspaper and Sherry. In a previous blog posting “Break the Pope’s Neck” I wrote about the interesting information one could find… Continue reading

Break the Pope’s Neck

I was working on an 1895 Boston newspaper (Boston Evening  Transcript) where there was an ongoing column used for public questions and answers; “The Message Board of the 1890’s”. There is a very… Continue reading