Genealogy Lost and Found – Erich Martin

UPDATE: From the FaceBook page we got this today (18Mar2020) Erich Martin “Relatives of both families have contacted me! I’m so happy to be able to get these pics and other things back to where they belong! Thanks everyone for all your help!” UPDATE: March 19, 2020 Erich Martin “I am in contact with a… Continue reading Genealogy Lost and Found – Erich Martin

Nova Scotia, Canada – newspapers

** Use the right mouse button to open the files in another tab or window.** I watched a History Channel YouTube story about the Dec 6, 1917 ship explosion in Halifax and I posted about it on Face Book. I also found and joined a Nova Scotia genealogy group so that I could post the… Continue reading Nova Scotia, Canada – newspapers

Leonard Beattie – help from group page

FaceBook Groups can be a big help when you come up against a brick wall on your family history or tree. I found a small item in a 1942 newspaper which had very little information but it had a nice photo of the person, and his story was sad. I thought I would try to… Continue reading Leonard Beattie – help from group page

Finding Indiana people in Canada

  I was looking for a person in Tipton, Indiana and did a Google newspaper search for Tipton, Indiana. I got this newspaper hit. =============================== Lafayette, Nicollet County, Minnesota Lafayette Ledger – May 11, 1907 Saturday https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WVRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1pMNAAAAIBAJ&pg=487%2C756411 ===== The person I was looking for was not on this newspaper but these three other Tipton, Indiana… Continue reading Finding Indiana people in Canada

Bio at the art show – Christopher England

I went to an arts and craft show down at the park in Clarkston, Michigan and there I bought some old books and items from an estate sale. One of the items was this biography. I cleaned it up The bio is about Christopher England and deals mainly with his religious life. It did contain… Continue reading Bio at the art show – Christopher England

Schwartz Family History

I was helping my sister with her house moving work; carrying boxes to garage, emptying cabinets for movers to take… etc. and she showed me a Family Tree book she had stored in one of the many “safe” places one has around the house. I asked her if I could take the book home with… Continue reading Schwartz Family History

Canadian Newspapers – English Only

Update list now Rev 07 – 06 April 2017 – Canadian Newspapers English – link Since the Google News Archive and my Enhanced list were arranged in alphabetical order by name of newspaper, I thought it would be useful to arrange the newspapers by states, so I created a chart which has only the newspapers… Continue reading Canadian Newspapers – English Only

Crop the item to fit the frame – 1904 marriage – Canada

Crop the item to fit the frame. In past blog postings I said that cropping a long column newspaper item is sometimes better for a family tree. I found a very good example of this in the 1904 marriage item. — — — I put both versions on the tree, long version in the groom… Continue reading Crop the item to fit the frame – 1904 marriage – Canada

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

Monk Rural Telephone Company 1909

When you feel your cell phone moving in the pocket of your coat think of the farmer in the rural community who never even had a telephone. In the year 2015 we get used to the modern conveniences that are literally at our fingertips and we forget about the times when these items were luxuries… Continue reading Monk Rural Telephone Company 1909

Wedding in 1899

Adrian, Michigan Arthur Cole married Daisy Buck Oct 1899. But the story is much more than just a simple wedding. Like they say: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” (1) Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan =========== (1) “…The phrase was first published in Francis Davison’s Poetical Rhapsody in 1602…” http://quotes.yourdictionary.com/articles/who-said-absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder.html =============================== Newspaper information and… Continue reading Wedding in 1899

Steal Away to Jesus

Little items, in old papers Will often, lead the way To new, discoveries Hidden, treasures That are, on the web. It’s funny how a small item in a newspaper can lead you to research things that you were not even thinking about, and can make you write a poem, as in this case. I was… Continue reading Steal Away to Jesus