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

Names in history – Minneapolis City Directory

When you are reading the history of a place, always be on the lookout for names of people and jot them down with a date and place if possible. Here in an 1881 City Directory there is a section that has the history of the area and it contains some names. (Link to the 1881… Continue reading Names in history – Minneapolis City Directory

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

Bio at the art show – Christopher England

I went to an arts and craft show down at the park in Clarkston, Michigan and there I bought some old books and items from an estate sale. One of the items was this biography. I cleaned it up The bio is about Christopher England and deals mainly with his religious life. It did contain… Continue reading Bio at the art show – Christopher England

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

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

Civil War Battles and Engagements – 1879 Gettysburg, Penn

Civil War items sell newspapers and the newspaper editors used various ways of presenting civil war items.  Here is a great tool to sell newspapers “List of Battles and Engagements“.  The following picture is just a sample of what you will see when you go to the newspaper link (below). “Names and Dates of Battles… Continue reading Civil War Battles and Engagements – 1879 Gettysburg, Penn

Currency Shower – 1935 Connecticut

I wonder if this type of shower is still given to a future bride?   This 1935 newspaper item was written during the Great Depression. The following are some fact about the Great Depression which will give you an insight into why a currency shower would be given. 1934 Congress authorizes creation of the Federal… Continue reading Currency Shower – 1935 Connecticut

Latin Slogan – 2015

A story in Feb 2015 has people upset about a proposal for a new Latin slogan. “Nativist Idiots Mistake Latin for Spanish, Totally Lose Their Shit” “by Hudson Hongo” http://gawker.com/nativist-idiots-mistake-latin-for-spanish-totally-lose-1684021434?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow Here is the history for Latin slogans from an 1879 newspaper: See to right of this link: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=eVEmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BwAGAAAAIBAJ&pg=3175%2C5447131

The Dutch Slave Trade 1500-1850

It is interesting to see how one blog posting can cause other blog posting to be created, much like a comment in a conversation at a dinner party can cause a discussion about a seemingly unrelated topic. “I like the dress you are wearing; the color is so…” “Did you know that the first cloth… Continue reading The Dutch Slave Trade 1500-1850

Slaves in New Jersey – 1882

Chronicling America Nov 1882 Slaves in New Jersey Biography of two people who were born in slavery in New Jersey, as they told it to the newspaper reporter. See below for Link to full article. Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan original newspaper link: Sacramento daily record-union. (Sacramento [Calif.]), 20 Nov. 1882. Chronicling America: Historic… Continue reading Slaves in New Jersey – 1882

Help – Update 21 Jan 2015

UPDATE: 21 Jan 2015 – I received this message from Jennifer, “here is a link to the diary. I confirmed with my great aunt, it is her fathers.” https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7CgHkWFDZ4JMm80UUJxODJEOHM/view     Yesterday, 28 Dec 2014 I got the following e-mail from my cousin in California. “Help Need to find family of Martin Rosenberg 338 Georgia… Continue reading Help – Update 21 Jan 2015

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 page: http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/a/allen_l.htm Link to tree: Larry Allen reporter – Obit 1975 Family Tree Owner: josemunoz2546 http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/75755600/family

Headlines can distort the story!

Mug Shots of Spies? Look closer. How would you like to be the guy running for the school board? I wrote about Advertisement placement and I guess that also applies to headlines. Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan The newspaper shown is: The Victoria Advocate – Apr 5, 1951