Tag Archive: family trees

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

1,042 Family Tree Names and surnames table – Update – Now 1,080 trees

Time to celebrate because I have completed my MIONSIOG Family Tree project. As my readers know, I look for stories in old newspapers and when I find an interesting one, I create a… 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

When I create a family tree and have a sufficient number of people on the branches, I copy the list of people off of the Ancestry.com “Find Person – list of all people”… 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

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… Continue reading

Tutorial on German Family Tree

For the past several months I have been reviewing, “on line tutorials” about genealogy to show at our monthly meetings of the Clarkston Area Genealogy Society. One of the tutorial I reviewed was… Continue reading

Helen (Blue) Bowen death date is?

I saw the following Face Book (FB) posting and thought I would try to solve the question. “Trying to find when a woman named Helen Bowen passed. Her husband Charles died in 1944… Continue reading

20 Year cycle of elections

I was trying to think of a topic to discuss in our next local genealogy club meeting (https://www.facebook.com/Clarkston-Area-Genealogy-Society-933098470117575/) and thought about the presidential campaign we are experiencing. If in 2016 we have a… Continue reading

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… Continue reading