How to Flip and Improve a photo or screen print of a Document

Christine on Genealogy Time Travellers (U.K. & World Wide) FaceBook group page asked the following: “HELP NEEDED! Can anyone do a ‘mirror’ reading of this page please and tell us what it says. I can see some words like Register, London and the date 1749.” Below are steps Christine can take to do what she… Continue reading How to Flip and Improve a photo or screen print of a Document

Grave memorial Chart 

Lisa, one of the members in the FaceBook group; “Otsego County, New York, History and Genealogy”,  asked for help with her tree. I created a tree on Ancestry dot com to help find records through hints. I was able to find obits on the Hanlon family FindAGrave memorial pages and in order to keep track… Continue reading Grave memorial Chart 

Census page – left side column numbers

I replied to a FB query with a detailed explanation and thought it would be a good “How To” blog post for my readers. Here is a mini lesson on what to look for on census pages. I had posted on the FB group page “Unravelling Your Roots” a screen print of this 1930 census… Continue reading Census page – left side column numbers

Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

I posted the following on FaceBook and got many comments on the topic; both pro and con, so I thought I would share it with a different audience. For my genealogy friends – Tags on trees – I came across an interesting tag on a family tree and I thought others might like to see… Continue reading Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

Media Gallery – Ancestry dot com

As my readers know from past blog posts, I encourage genealogist to continue looking for newspaper items, even when nothing comes up in a search. I have found many items about the particular family members in the local newspaper once I found the initial item but I never realized how many items I had accumulated… Continue reading Media Gallery – Ancestry dot com

NASA Momma – Cynthia Vernon shares a story

I wanted to post this on my blog, so that it could get a larger audience. On the FaceBook group web page;  Pantsuit Nation,  Carla wrote the following: Carla Vernon shared a link. 14 Aug 2017 Mendota, MN “George Carlin once said: “I like it when a flower, or a little tuft of grass grows… Continue reading NASA Momma – Cynthia Vernon shares a story

How To type in a search command

A FaceBook user asked me if one can do a search on the Google News Archive Collection. I put together two screen prints for demo. and wrote the following “How To”. Once you are on a newspaper page, you can do a search in the box shown on the photo screen of page. I typed… Continue reading How To type in a search command

German Newspapers in USA

I was working on Face Book adding links to some genealogy group pages when I had an idea. Why not post the links to the German newspaper, I have on my Google News Archive Enhanced collection. I remember marking some newspapers as being published in German but I didn’t know exactly in which states they… Continue reading German Newspapers in USA

Old Newspaper links

I saw this link on a Michigan FaceBook genealogy group page and thought others would like to see it. https://www.cmich.edu/library/clarke/Pages/Michigan-Digital-Newspaper-Portal.aspx I will have to so some work on this and include only the free web sites. Maybe this will be my next project. Thank You.  

Search on Ancestry dot com

For my genealogy friends — on a FaceBook closed genealogy group page, a member asked a question about “Ancestry dot com search results”. She complained that she is not getting what she needs when she does a search; she gets “too many far off” results. Her question hit a HOT button because there are 60+… Continue reading Search on Ancestry dot com

Group Pages on FaceBook

Here is what the FaceBook Genealogy group pages can do for YOU. Besides posts of old photos and posts of people asking for help with a brick wall, a FaceBook group page can provide the many additional sets of eyes, to help answer your questions. In the example below you will see 16+ people replied… Continue reading Group Pages on FaceBook

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

Process II

Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting “Process I” I told you I would give you the full detailed step by step process I used to find the death date for Helen Louise Blue Bowen. What follows is a complete step by step process with details… Continue reading Process II