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.   ========================================== Boston Evening Transcript – Jun 6, 1860 Link to page in newspaper: ————————– http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rik0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=KeEIAAAAIBAJ&pg=1207%2C3472966

1899 – Lost in Klondike – Provost

News from the Klondike back in the 1899’s was slow and sometimes wrong. Here is an item from the Anaconda, Montana newspaper giving a correction to a May report, and an item about Mr. Provost. Cities and names in the 1899 newspaper report: Woonsocket, Rhode Island Victor Edair, Victor Altaire Jr., Boston, Massachusetts M. Provost,… Continue reading 1899 – Lost in Klondike – Provost

Wrong Information? Thomas G Mason 1822-1914

Newspaper accounts may be wrong. Just like the web a newspaper may have the wrong information and you should verify and confirm what you read. Here is an example.     This 1914 newspaper obituary says that “Mason’s family came over from England after 1822, settled in Michigan and founded the town of Mason”.   The… Continue reading Wrong Information? Thomas G Mason 1822-1914

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 death place as Westport Landing and if you don’t know your history you would not know that this was the early Kansas… Continue reading Westport Landing

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 in the old newspaper “Boston Evening Transcript” and gave you a link to a history of it [Access The Boston Transcript] In… Continue reading Pilgrims and Thanksgiving

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 good history of the column in: Access The Boston Transcript One of the questions (queries) concerned the game “Break the Pope’s Neck”.… Continue reading Break the Pope’s Neck