Tag Archive: family trees

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… Continue reading

History in newspaper

An old newspaper does not have to be very old to give us good information for our family tree. It also does not have to be printed in our ancestors’ community to have… Continue reading

1000 – Family Trees – The MIONSIOG List – Update – 7

Updated: Go to the latest list: https://newspaperproject2012.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/1042-family-tree-names-and-surnames-table/ Apr 2, 2017 UPDATE: The MIONSIOG family tree project is at the half way mark. I have completed editing the MS Word Table of trees. There… Continue reading

John Miller obit – 1901

As readers of my blog know, I create trees using information off of old newspaper items. Once I create the tree and attach a screen print of the news item, I then try… Continue reading

Povey and Partridge families connection 1899 – Michigan

Why should I follow a branch that is not mine? I wrote a piece about this subject a while back and I have now found another good example of why you should follow… Continue reading

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).     =====… Continue reading

Wrong Information? Thomas G Mason 1822-1914

Newspaper accounts may be wrong. Just like the web a newspaper may have the wrong information and you should verify and confirm what you read. Here is an example.     This 1914… Continue reading

What does this have to do with genealogy?

Don’t overlook the foreign press Just because your relatives come from Pennsylvania doesn’t mean they won’t be featured in a Canadian newspaper. You are probably thinking “What does this have to do with… Continue reading

Newspaper Articles – Rev. G. E. Weagant

Newspaper articles about a person will sometimes contain biographical information which you might overlook. For instance this long news item about the Rev. G. E. Weagant and Mrs. Weagant moving to a new… Continue reading

Larry Allen 1908-1975

Some lives are more exciting than others. Consider Larry Allen, Associated Press correspondent. Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan Link to newspaper: St. Petersburg Times – May 14, 1975 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VkFSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d3kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5989%2C4241863 Link to web… Continue reading

Ida Viola Hugerford – victim

In my last two postings; (Tangled up in the branches and Paul J. Hungerford, father or son?), I talked about the Hungerford family tree. Here is the initial newspaper story that caught my… Continue reading

Helen Campbell Gillette Obit 1907

Have you ever wondered how to create a tree or branch from just a few clues? Here are the steps I took to complete a branch for Helen Campbell Gillette. (Links to items… Continue reading

I ain’t got no body II

Maybe it’s not the 1880 body that you can’t find; maybe it’s the 1990 body of Aunt Bess.   Have you checked with her immediate family?   See story:   I know you… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Look for more

If you find a death notice for a person on your tree don’t stop looking for more. Newspapers from different locations or the same newspaper may have more information than what you found.… Continue reading