Pennsylvania Newspapers

Pennsylvania Newspapers on Google News Archive. Alphabetical order State, Town name and Newspaper name Corrected 02 May 2016     Pennsylvania – 83 Pennsylvania – Beaver Pennsylvania – Beaver Pennsylvania –Beaver Pennsylvania –Beaver Allegheny Times 732 issues Oct 2, 1988 – Jan 31, 2008 Beaver County Times 11,503 issues Nov 2, 1954 – Oct 31,… Continue reading Pennsylvania Newspapers

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.  

Nova Scotia, Canada – newspapers

** Use the right mouse button to open the files in another tab or window.** I watched a History Channel YouTube story about the Dec 6, 1917 ship explosion in Halifax and I posted about it on Face Book. I also found and joined a Nova Scotia genealogy group so that I could post the… Continue reading Nova Scotia, Canada – newspapers

Maine 1861… or is it ?

So you found the marriage announcement or you found the birth of a family member in the old Maine newspaper. Or you do a happy dance because you finally found that obit for the elusive Uncle Gilman. You are ready to post your findings on FaceBook, to tell the world of your great find… Then… Continue reading Maine 1861… or is it ?

Detective Joe Peterisino – 1909

In 1909 it was the Italians who were the terrorist in New York City. A New York police detective goes to Italy to secure evidence against the Black Hand and is murdered. I found the newspaper item, which would only be picked up, if you searched for “black”, which of course means the family of… Continue reading Detective Joe Peterisino – 1909

Preston County, WV – newspaper

When you are working with an old newspaper, looking for your family members items (births, marriage, anniversary, deaths and obituaries) don’t over look other topics of interest. In my work with the Google News Archive collection, I’ve come across and captured many genealogy and USA Civil War items. I capture these items and share them… Continue reading Preston County, WV – newspaper

Tramps on the railroad – 1900

If you can’t find information for a relative on the tree, then maybe he or she was a tramp, who was killed and buried in an unknown grave. Here is a story that has five tramps being killed, while stealing a ride, on the B. & O. R. R. — I copied the story and… Continue reading Tramps on the railroad – 1900

Whittlesey Family in the news

Many times you will find other items, in the same newspaper, about the family. I found one obit and once I created a tree to hold it, I was able to find several more items. I found Harry’s obit and put it on a tree, I then found his wife Stella’s obit. As I added… Continue reading Whittlesey Family in the news

What IF?

Should a, Would a, Could a, What IF? History gives us some interesting topics for speculation. We read about the Lincoln Assassination and wonder what if he had lived, or never been elected? Here is such a story about Hitler. I have never heard this story but what if he had died in this train… Continue reading What IF?

Romelia Beebe Obit Dec 1983 – Ludington, Michigan

Don’t forget to include all your relatives on your tree, even the unmarried ones. I saw an obituary for a Miss Romelia Beebe, age 93 in a 1963 Google News Archive newspaper collection. Upon closer inspection I noticed that they had the date wrong on their collection title. The actual date of the newspaper is… Continue reading Romelia Beebe Obit Dec 1983 – Ludington, Michigan

Events in History Intervened – NW Flight 2501

On Sunday September 18, 2016 I was at the Clarkston, Michigan Arts in Park and I was talking to J. Ryan Fenzel about his book “Allied In Irons“. The mystery novel uses the 1950 plane crash in Lake Michigan, where 58 people died, as the focal point for a fictional mystery. I asked J. Ryan… Continue reading Events in History Intervened – NW Flight 2501

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

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 news about their local news. Take for instance this January 1990 Alaskan newspaper.     —– It is a weekly newspaper which… Continue reading History in newspaper

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 to find a family tree for the person or persons featured in the news item. If I am unable to find family… Continue reading John Miller obit – 1901