Who is Mrs Elmer Hile? – Michigan – 1927

Don’t you just hate it when the newspaper item has the woman’s name as Mrs., and not her given name? I ran into that problem while working on a Sep 1927 news story on the Ludingtion, Michigan newspaper. Here is the story I saw. The News Item: Notice that here we have the full item… Continue reading Who is Mrs Elmer Hile? – Michigan – 1927

1890 census… Aargh! – Barnard McCleary

Don’t you just hate it when your ancestor comes to the USA in 1860 at age 32 and the only records you can find are the Federal census for 1870, 1880 and 1900 census. We can also find a death index; an INDEX that gives so little information for his death that it is almost… Continue reading 1890 census… Aargh! – Barnard McCleary

How To Create a MS Word Table for Your Family Tree List

If you are like most genealogists, you have more than one tree for your family. And since you are a true genealogist you help other people with their trees, so you have their trees in your collection of family trees you’ve created. If you view your profile page on Ancestry you might see a list… Continue reading How To Create a MS Word Table for Your Family Tree List

How to transfer a list of all your trees to a table – in 4 easy steps

  Capturing a small news item in an old newspaper can sometimes lead to a new blog post. I found the following small item about a 25th anniversary and tried to find some family tree owner that might like the information for their tree. I found many family trees for the Tyring family and sent… Continue reading How to transfer a list of all your trees to a table – in 4 easy steps

COVID-19 – How To Make Face Masks and Headbands – Videos

UPDATED: April 11, 2020 This is not a genealogy blog post, but it is an important post that should be viewed by a wider audience. In this blog post you will find a collection of videos, all showing how to make Face Masks and Headbands. Each video has its own take on how to make… Continue reading COVID-19 – How To Make Face Masks and Headbands – Videos

How to Flip and Improve a photo or screen print of a Document

Christine on Genealogy Time Travellers (U.K. & World Wide) FaceBook group page asked the following: “HELP NEEDED! Can anyone do a ‘mirror’ reading of this page please and tell us what it says. I can see some words like Register, London and the date 1749.” Below are steps Christine can take to do what she… Continue reading How to Flip and Improve a photo or screen print of a Document

Peter O’Connell – Family Tree – Michigan

Before you continue I want you to know that you will be shown examples of how you should transcribe an obituary, how to label your files of items that you collect and finally how to document an information file for the tree. So this is not just a blog post about the O’Connell family, it… Continue reading Peter O’Connell – Family Tree – Michigan

How to put relationship on a profile page

Ancestry dot com “How To” Slide 1 of 12 1. Start of Lesson 1a. Diane has a tree and wants to know how to identify the relationship between the various people on the branches; people far away from the home person. Since it is her tree, the living people are not shown to me. Slide 2… Continue reading How to put relationship on a profile page

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

How To delete a tree on Ancestry dot com

Here are eight (8) steps showing how to delete a tree on Ancestry dot com. You can only delete a tree that you have created. Click on the tree name. This is the menu that comes up when you click on the tree name. Click on Tree Settings. This is the page that comes up… Continue reading How To delete a tree on Ancestry dot com

Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

I posted the following on FaceBook and got many comments on the topic; both pro and con, so I thought I would share it with a different audience. For my genealogy friends – Tags on trees – I came across an interesting tag on a family tree and I thought others might like to see… Continue reading Direct Ancestor – tags on trees

List of People on a Tree – (Agostina Bolena Family Tree)

Many times when I am writing about my Ancestry dot com family trees, I mention the list of people on the tree. Some of you may not be familiar with the list of people on a tree. Today I thought I would post an explanation of where to find the list of people on the… Continue reading List of People on a Tree – (Agostina Bolena Family Tree)

HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM FACT/EVENT 2

On this post you will learn how to create a “custom fact/event” for the profile page. A “Custom Fact/Event” is needed when you have the following problem: A source appears on the profile page but it does not point to any Fact/Event box. A normal source has a line(s) showing what fact(s) it is associated… Continue reading HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM FACT/EVENT 2

How To create and use Custom Fact/Event

Have you ever wondered why some records on Ancestry dot com, come into a profile page but do not point to any fact? (To see a SHORT VERSION of this “How To” go to: https://newspaperproject2012.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/how-to-create-and-use-custom-fact-event-2/)   We see that a “marriage” record has been brought into the profile page but there is no “marriage” in facts… Continue reading How To create and use Custom Fact/Event

How To – make a correction on index page

What to do when you see an error on the index page of an Ancestry dot com record. I was working on the Linda Schrock Family tree and noticed that the mother’s name is spelled wrong on an index page (the transcript page Ancestry dot com shows to the user). Her name is “Nora Lawler”… Continue reading How To – make a correction on index page