Brick wall – VanPaemel  wed  DeGrande – Belgium/Michigan

It was a foggy, cold, windy night and out of the inky blackness appeared this sultry mysterious woman, wearing a silk cyan face mask. She came right up to me and stopped a safe 6 feet from me and in a seductive voice whispered, “Are you a genealogist?” I looked right into those piercing jet… Continue reading Brick wall – VanPaemel  wed  DeGrande – Belgium/Michigan

City Directory – How To – make a text file – 1938 – Indiana

When you find your ancestor’s name in a City Directory make sure you capture all the people with the last name and not just your relative. For instance the family name: “DeCloedt” on this 1938, City Directory, from Mishawaka, Indiana. As you can see above there are many people with the same last name “DeCloedt”… Continue reading City Directory – How To – make a text file – 1938 – Indiana

Who is Sylvia Gard?

Who is Sylvia Gard? While helping Joe Cartwright with his tree, I came across this 1900 census page and saw a person not mentioned on any other family records. Sylvia Gard age 3 lives in Fugit, Decatur, Indiana with William and Eva Yates in 1900. William and Eva have been married five (5) months when… Continue reading Who is Sylvia Gard?

Finding Indiana people in Canada

  I was looking for a person in Tipton, Indiana and did a Google newspaper search for Tipton, Indiana. I got this newspaper hit. =============================== Lafayette, Nicollet County, Minnesota Lafayette Ledger – May 11, 1907 Saturday https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WVRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1pMNAAAAIBAJ&pg=487%2C756411 ===== The person I was looking for was not on this newspaper but these three other Tipton, Indiana… Continue reading Finding Indiana people in Canada

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 Louise Blue Bowen – Process I

Process I: Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting I told you I would give you the step by step process I used to find the death date for Helen Louise Blue Bowen. Here is the short version of the process; all the steps are list… Continue reading Helen Louise Blue Bowen – Process I

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?

Edward K Hosford death 1893

Why is an Indiana death reported in a Maine newspaper? It is hard to say why some items get picked up by newspapers while others don’t. In this case it was probably a good filler; a small item with a twist. The fact that Edward was not nominated for the post brought on an illness… Continue reading Edward K Hosford death 1893

1886 Review of the Years News

Another important section in the old newspapers, also used to draw in customers, was the section which reviewed the passing year. Again as a good example of this type of reporting we will look at the ”Weekly Chronicle a newspaper of Bluffton, Indiana which was published on January 6, 1887” . I have seen other… Continue reading 1886 Review of the Years News