Preston County, WV – newspaper

When you are working with an old newspaper, looking for your family members items (births, marriage, anniversary, deaths and obituaries) don’t over look other topics of interest. In my work with the Google News Archive collection, I’ve come across and captured many genealogy and USA Civil War items. I capture these items and share them… Continue reading Preston County, WV – newspaper

The Blind Slave Girl

This morning, Friday, February 17, 2017 as I lay in bed waiting for the sun rays to shine through the window and announce a new day, my thoughts turned to the blind girl of 1873. I had read an item in an 1873 newspaper about a blind girl and wondered what people of her day… Continue reading The Blind Slave Girl

Robert W Spang obit 1910 – Penn

Sometimes you have to cut up the newspaper item in order to make it fit better on the tree. Newspaper columns are narrow and long and fit the news print page but are not easily displayed on a family tree profile page. — I like to cut up the news column and rearrange it to… Continue reading Robert W Spang obit 1910 – Penn

Civil War Battles and Engagements – 1879 Gettysburg, Penn

Civil War items sell newspapers and the newspaper editors used various ways of presenting civil war items.  Here is a great tool to sell newspapers “List of Battles and Engagements“.  The following picture is just a sample of what you will see when you go to the newspaper link (below). “Names and Dates of Battles… Continue reading Civil War Battles and Engagements – 1879 Gettysburg, Penn

Civil War News Sells Newspapers

If you are an American Civil War Historian or just have Civil War veterans on your family tree, don’t limit your research to just newspapers which were published during the war years or Ken Burns’ videos, expand your horizons. Civil War news or information about the war was a big draw used by editors to sell their product… Continue reading Civil War News Sells Newspapers