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

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 haven’t talked to Cousin Ben in over twenty years but maybe it’s time; after all “YOUR FAMILY TREE” is at stake. Who… Continue reading I ain’t got no body II

Debby Hutton – Girl of Month

Today, Jan 2, 2013 I got a message through Ancestry.com from Donna an owner of a family tree thanking me for the information. I didn’t remember what she was referring since I send out so many messages but I did have the message date Sept 2012 and my original message which contained the newspaper link.… Continue reading Debby Hutton – Girl of Month

Party For Mrs. Swope

Party For Mrs. Swope Sometimes an innocent looking newspaper item will provide valuable clues for a family tree. I found the following item back in March of 2012 which seemed to have lots of names but no relevant dates. Relevant dates would be birth, marriage or death dates. Those are the dates which appear on… Continue reading Party For Mrs. Swope

Congressman Edward Everett Robbins

I once wrote a book in which I tried to impress on the reader that it was important to write down one’s life story because in this world the only ones who get mentioned in the history books are notables and kings. Well, in the United States we don’t have kings but we do have… Continue reading Congressman Edward Everett Robbins

Jackie Gamboa Where are You?

Jackie Gamboa When I am reading an old newspaper I look for stories which contain a picture of the person in the item because it might be the only picture available of that person. Many family trees are created by distant family members so many branches are created from names and dates which are out… Continue reading Jackie Gamboa Where are You?

Cassie M. Johnson 1974

Well here is the first of my “old” stories. In my files I had fifty-three (53) items for which I have not been able to find a family tree, where I could send the item. I thought I would look at these files, go back to the newspaper link and capture the item so that… Continue reading Cassie M. Johnson 1974

Who Is He?

In the previous blogs we got the link to the Google News Archive list of old newspapers, an Enhanced News Archive List with Locations, a broken out version which lists only the newspapers published in the United States USA newspaper list and instructions on how to capture all the newspaper articles Downloading, Saving & Printing from Google… Continue reading Who Is He?

Clip It ! – How to do a screen print

In the last three blogs we got the link to the Google News Archive list of old newspapers, an Enhanced News Archive List with Locations which shows where those newspapers were published and even a broken out version which lists only the newspapers published in the United States USA newspaper list. So we now can browse 2440… Continue reading Clip It ! – How to do a screen print

USA Only – Enhanced Newspaper Archive Feb 2013

Update: 21 Aug 2013 The Google News Archive list is very useful but needed to be enhanced by adding the name of country or state where the newspaper was published. I completed that task of adding the name of where the newspaper was published. The Name of my chart is: Enhanced News Archive List with… Continue reading USA Only – Enhanced Newspaper Archive Feb 2013

Enhanced Newspaper Archive List

If you have ever worked with Google News Archive list then you know that it only contains the names of newspapers, not where they were published. I’ve enhanced that chart by adding the publication locations for each of the 2440 newspapers. So now you can look for states or countries and not have to guess… Continue reading Enhanced Newspaper Archive List