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 Lance-Star was for “Mrs. Martha E Jett” who died in Stafford County, Virginia on June 11, 1950. There was only one (1)… Continue reading Martha E Jett – age 81 – obit Jun 1950 – Virginia

Old Newspaper links

I saw this link on a Michigan FaceBook genealogy group page and thought others would like to see it. https://www.cmich.edu/library/clarke/Pages/Michigan-Digital-Newspaper-Portal.aspx I will have to so some work on this and include only the free web sites. Maybe this will be my next project. Thank You.  

Search on Ancestry dot com

For my genealogy friends — on a FaceBook closed genealogy group page, a member asked a question about “Ancestry dot com search results”. She complained that she is not getting what she needs when she does a search; she gets “too many far off” results. Her question hit a HOT button because there are 60+… Continue reading Search on Ancestry dot com

Genealogy – Re-Blog – Hunt

The blog page “The Ancestor Hunt” has a good list of new Ancestry dot com additions to their collection. These are the categories they added in Dec of 2016. http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/ancestry-new-and-updated-collections-december-1-31-2016#.WG_7xLngp9k I thought my readers would like to know about it, if they hadn’t seen it already. Thank You.

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 her appeared in the newspaper but this one also contained a biography of her father Rev. William Mathews. (See below for links… Continue reading Tree for Mary Jane Mathews Basore – obit 1898 – Ohio

Follow Blogs

On the following blog, Diane has a list of blogs she follows. You might want to take a look at them. http://www.michiganfamilytrails.com/p/blog-page_4.html Blogs I Follow Reading the work of other bloggers is not only enjoyable, it’s also educational.  I take time 2-3 times a week to read what other bloggers are writing about.  I always… Continue reading Follow Blogs

YouTube tutorials on Genealogy

At our monthly meetings of the Clarkston Area Genealogy Society of Clarkston, Michigan we have been viewing YouTube tutorials as part of our presentations. I have pulled out all the video links from my meeting minutes and provide them here in this blog because I think others can benefit from these tutorial about genealogy. Each… Continue reading YouTube tutorials on Genealogy

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 branches, I copy the list of people off of the Ancestry.com “Find Person – list of all people” drop down menu and… Continue reading Using Excel as a genealogy tool – 1934 Hotel Fire in Lansing, Michigan

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 the estate items; one for Arleen Scheiderer and the other for the Ferguson family. I have now been able to connect the… Continue reading Old Photos – Arleen S Scheiderer

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 this Crista Cowan presentation about German Family History Research where she talks about three web sites. Below is the title, length of… Continue reading Tutorial on German Family Tree

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

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 in the war and I’m not sure if she remarried or not. Her maiden name is Helen Louise Blue, born July 6,… Continue reading Helen (Blue) Bowen death date is?

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 campaign and we have one every four years then a look at a 20 year cycle might be an interesting topic to… Continue reading 20 Year cycle of elections

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