Tag Archive: family trees

One obit yields a dozen – Kirkpatrick Kirk – Michigan

Don’t you just hate it when the newspaper item says Mrs. instead of the woman’s first name? I know I’ve posted about this before but this post is different because it took me… Continue reading

Family Tree – Elbert “Bert” Bynum

On the last blog post Newspapers and Their Dates – Alabama, I talked about the dates on old newspaper and how on some scanned newspapers there are more than one issue under a… Continue reading

Hansen Family Trees

In the last blog post “Lester G Hansen – Ludington, Michigan“, I said I would look into how the various trees, that have Hansen’s on them, are connected. I created a folder to… Continue reading

Lester G Hansen – Ludington Michigan

Here is another example of how finding one small newspaper item will lead to many other family items in the newspaper. I saw a small item in a Ludington newspaper which told of… Continue reading

Keeping track of all your trees

Updated 28 Jun 2020 – added an extra example tree at bottom of post and made both trees open in a new page. My last blog post was: HOW TO DOCUMENT NEWS WORTHY… Continue reading

Martha E Jett – age 81 – obit Jun 1950 – Virginia

Once again I found one (1) obituary and with that one obit, I was able to create a tree that has 164 people on it. The obituary I found in the The Free… Continue reading

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 –… Continue reading

GEDCOM from Ancestry dot com

Someone asked me how to create a GEDCOM file off of Ancestry dot com. They wanted to export their tree to some other platform and did not want to type everything over again.… Continue reading

Add a box around an item

A How To Post. I was asked how I put boxes around the newspaper items I feature in the Family Trees, so I created this short “How To”. I am using a simple… Continue reading

1,363 Family Tree Names and surnames table – Update – Jan 04 2020

Update: 04 Jan 2020 PDF file of tree names – Mionsiog Family tree list 04 Jan 2020 Time to celebrate (written in 2017) because I have completed my MIONSIOG Family Tree project. As… Continue reading

City Directory Dates

When you are working with a City Directory collection, make sure you have the correct dates on both the photo copy collection and the actual city directory being photo copied. I was working… Continue reading

Ludington, Michigan newspaper dates

Watch the dates on newspaper items; some can be very tricky. I was cleaning up some of my old files for my “Family Tree List” and I saw a news clip on a… Continue reading

Tree for Mary Jane Mathews Basore – obit 1898 – Ohio

On May 31, 1898 there was a small obituary for Mary Jane Mathews, aka Mrs. M. J. Basore in the “Mansfield Daily Shield” newspaper. The next day June 1, 1898 another item about… Continue reading

Using Excel as a genealogy tool – 1934 Hotel Fire in Lansing, Michigan

Updated: 28 Jun 2020 – new ideas on how to use the tool are given at the end.  When I create a family tree and have a sufficient number of people on the… Continue reading

Old Photos – Arleen S Scheiderer

I bought some old photos at an art show and I am now trying to find an owner. Update 27 Sep 2016: I had created two trees when I first started going through… Continue reading