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

Small item can lead to huge tree

In every newspaper old or new you will find some small item that has been put there by a relative and it is in memory of a loved one. They are usually very small item and really don’t have much information, but they can lead to many more newspaper items. For instance this 1928 Milwaukee… Continue reading Small item can lead to huge tree

Capture Ancestry dot com records

I was at a 50th high school reunion luncheon and an old classmate asked me for help with her tree. I created a tree for Toni with the information she gave me and thought I was done, but no. She asked me to send her print out of all the records that were on the… Continue reading Capture Ancestry dot com records

Genealogy Lessons on You Tube 2.0

There are many genealogy lessons on You Tube. Below are some of those lessons. ============================= Crista Cowan ———— Ancestry.com You Tube lessons ============================================== Some Genealogy Records Have No Names =============================================== What Do I Enter Into My Family Tree? Resolving Conflicting Evidence =============================================== Back to the Basics: Genealogy 101 ============================================ Common Mistakes in Genealogy ============================================ Common… Continue reading Genealogy Lessons on You Tube 2.0

1935 – Foley wed Correll – where is Carl Zube?

I found a marriage item in a 1935 newspaper and sent out messages to owners of family trees who had these two people on their trees (see below for links).     =====   I got a reply from Duff Zube to my message and he said   “…I wish I could find the names… Continue reading 1935 – Foley wed Correll – where is Carl Zube?

Family History – Hurd 1987

If you have relatives on your family tree who are willing to share family history, ask them to write it down as a letter to you instead of just telling you the history. The results of such a written history can be very entertaining as well as informative. I saw this letter on a family… Continue reading Family History – Hurd 1987

Help – Update 21 Jan 2015

UPDATE: 21 Jan 2015 – I received this message from Jennifer, “here is a link to the diary. I confirmed with my great aunt, it is her fathers.” https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7CgHkWFDZ4JMm80UUJxODJEOHM/view     Yesterday, 28 Dec 2014 I got the following e-mail from my cousin in California. “Help Need to find family of Martin Rosenberg 338 Georgia… Continue reading Help – Update 21 Jan 2015

Daniel “LaVern” Prendergast Obit 1981

The work that I do, sometimes leads me find unexpected connections. One of the trees that I created from a random newspaper obituary, gave me many other obituaries and a connection to my own family. I found the Prendergast item by chance and then created a tree in hopes of finding his own Family Tree.… Continue reading Daniel “LaVern” Prendergast Obit 1981

Middle Names

When you are building your family tree, look at people’s middle names for clues. I am working on a tree that has a son by the name Arthur Rial Childs 1852-1935. I started the tree with one small 1875 obituary which had the woman’s name Mrs. Elathere Niles age 96.   I found that name… Continue reading Middle Names

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 looked for other Alden’s in the Google News Archives and found in The Milwaukee Journal – Dec 31, 1936 the Obit for… Continue reading Pilgrims and Thanksgiving II

1953 – City Directory – Pictures

In previous blogs I’ve written about the good resources one can find in a City Directory and I found an excellent example in the 1953 Detroit City Directory.     While creating the family tree for Gordon F Laramie, I got a City Directory hint for Morris G Laramie.     The hint gives me… Continue reading 1953 – City Directory – Pictures

1916 City Directories – More than just names

When you find a relative in a City Directory don’t just take the one entry, look through the whole City Directory and find other entries for the family and maybe find information about where they lived. Here is an example of what you can find in a City Directory if you take the time to… Continue reading 1916 City Directories – More than just names

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

Pierce, Corey and Donally

The title is not a law firm. Those are the names that are on a transcript page of an 1870 U.S. census record. Sub-title: How can I add a person to the tree without having to type in all their information? [See related posting for similar information: Pets on a Family Tree?] Don’t you just… Continue reading Pierce, Corey and Donally

The Mitchell and Patzke families

Family trees show “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of a family’s history. Some families have more than their share of the “Bad and Ugly” and can seem to be reliving the life of the bible story “Job”. The Mitchell and Patzke families of Oregon and Washington are connected not only by marriage but… Continue reading The Mitchell and Patzke families