Albany, Georgia – obituaries – April 1999

Genealogy30 names in two pages of newspaper: Allen, Baisden, Birchett, Bishop, Bridges, Brown, Butler, Cloud, Craig, Davis, Fowler, Griffin, Harper, Higgs, Johnson, Jones, Lewis, Melix, Meyer, Morris, Phillips, Rich, Seaver, Smith, Solomon, Span, Tillery, Wehlitz, Wilcher, Williams Location, Newspaper name, Date and Link, followed by full name and age of person and a screen print… Continue reading Albany, Georgia – obituaries – April 1999

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 a long time to find Mrs Charles Beattie first name. Normally I can find the woman’s name within the obituary or on… Continue reading One obit yields a dozen – Kirkpatrick Kirk – Michigan

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 single date. On one of the blog post screen prints I circles a name on the obit page, Mr Bynum: After I… Continue reading Family Tree – Elbert “Bert” Bynum

Alberto Castello – AP news and AP index cards – 1958

I saw this photo in a 1958 newspaper and thought I would do some research on his family. In my research I found a card catalog that I had never seen before: Associated Press Card Index to AP Stories So now I have one more place to look for old interesting newspaper stories. ================ Alberto… Continue reading Alberto Castello – AP news and AP index cards – 1958

How to point to a newspaper story when it has no highlight

How to point to a newspaper story when it is not highlighted. A highlight of an item in a newspaper is the way the system finds matches to the search command; therefore if the item is not highlighted the item is not found in a search. When you find an item in a newspaper and… Continue reading How to point to a newspaper story when it has no highlight

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

Obits found – Ida Jane Noel 03 Oct 1909, Gettysburg, Penn

Finding one obit in an old newspaper can lead to many more in the same newspaper. It can also lead one to another newspaper from the same town. I was working on a story about newspaper history items; “…don’t feel bad about what is happening in the Supreme Court, the USA has gone through much… Continue reading Obits found – Ida Jane Noel 03 Oct 1909, Gettysburg, Penn

Alta May Bullock Boals

The domino effect does not only happen in world history, as we saw in the call for acceleration in the Vietnam War. The allies, who had fought, side by side, in World War I, World War II and Korea were afraid of the growing threat by the communist regimes around the world. They calculated that… Continue reading Alta May Bullock Boals

Obituaries in different newspapers

Sometimes you will find an item in the newspaper for a relative and you found it by doing a search, which will pick up the person’s name in the newspaper or by reading the newspaper page by page and seeing the relatives name but it is not highlighted to be picked up. [Below is an… Continue reading Obituaries in different newspapers

Annie Charest – Maine

Charest Family Tree In the Enhanced News Archive blog, I’ve featured family trees that were created to hold an obit, that I found in an old newspaper. Usually when I find one item in a newspaper, I can find some more family items in the same newspaper collection. The Annie Charest family tree is the… Continue reading Annie Charest – Maine

German Newspapers in USA

I was working on Face Book adding links to some genealogy group pages when I had an idea. Why not post the links to the German newspaper, I have on my Google News Archive Enhanced collection. I remember marking some newspapers as being published in German but I didn’t know exactly in which states they… Continue reading German Newspapers in USA

Small items in newspapers – Nettie Bedker

Small items in newspapers can provide the crucial clues you need to build a tree or a branch on your tree. The following small item from the 1913 Ludington, Michigan newspaper gave me two names (clues) and I was able to build a tree and populate it with 38 people and still have 225 hints… Continue reading Small items in newspapers – Nettie Bedker

Capture info off of newspaper obit – in text format

Here is another example of how I capture the information off of a newspaper obit. Notice the structure of the text layout; name, dates, parents, family members, bio info, interment – Also notice the file name I create, on Notepad, to hold the obit text. Ruth Lundquist age 24 born: 15 Aug 1907 died: Aug… Continue reading Capture info off of newspaper obit – in text format

Check the date

When you are working with the Google News Archive collection always verify the date given on the file name and on the actual newspaper. Here is one that is titled 1933 but the newspaper is really a 1964 edition. The Morning Record – Apr 29, 1933 (1964) https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wKFIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PQENAAAAIBAJ&pg=1093%2C7121564 ================== I’ve posted on my blog several… Continue reading Check the date