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

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

Cooke married Lefferts 1901

I saw a marriage item in the news and posted it on the Ancestry dot com Message Board. Two new replies have been posted on the Message Board, the replies contain some very interesting information about the couple. I am posting the full Message Board page. ===== Message Boards marriage 1901 – Flatbush Posted: 12… Continue reading Cooke married Lefferts 1901

Crop the item to fit the frame – 1904 marriage – Canada

Crop the item to fit the frame. In past blog postings I said that cropping a long column newspaper item is sometimes better for a family tree. I found a very good example of this in the 1904 marriage item. — — — I put both versions on the tree, long version in the groom… Continue reading Crop the item to fit the frame – 1904 marriage – Canada

1935 – Foley wed Correll – where is Carl Zube?

I found a marriage item in a 1935 newspaper and sent out messages to owners of family trees who had these two people on their trees (see below for links).     =====   I got a reply from Duff Zube to my message and he said   “…I wish I could find the names… Continue reading 1935 – Foley wed Correll – where is Carl Zube?

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

Steal Away to Jesus

Little items, in old papers Will often, lead the way To new, discoveries Hidden, treasures That are, on the web. It’s funny how a small item in a newspaper can lead you to research things that you were not even thinking about, and can make you write a poem, as in this case. I was… Continue reading Steal Away to Jesus

Newspaper Dates | Names in newspapers

When working with old newspapers in Google News Archive list, Enhanced Archive Newspaper List with Locations, or the Table of States you must pay attention to the dates that appear on the title of the photo copy and the dates that appear on the actual newspaper. It was pointed out by my good friend Shannon that… Continue reading Newspaper Dates | Names in newspapers