One obit yields a dozen – Kirkpatrick Kirk – Michigan

Don’t you just hate it when the newspaper item says Mrs. instead of the woman’s first name? I know I’ve posted about this before but this post is different because it took me a long time to find Mrs Charles Beattie first name. Normally I can find the woman’s name within the obituary or on… Continue reading One obit yields a dozen – Kirkpatrick Kirk – Michigan

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

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

Lester G Hansen – Ludington Michigan

Here is another example of how finding one small newspaper item will lead to many other family items in the newspaper. I saw a small item in a Ludington newspaper which told of the death of Lester, and so I went looking for his obit.  I found it. I took screen prints of the two… Continue reading Lester G Hansen – Ludington Michigan

1913 – Calumet, Michigan – deaths

Update: 27 Oct 2020Again on Facebook, another good friend, Rosemary RitzGerald Franklin posted about a book she just finished reading. The book is a historical fiction based in Calumet, Michigan. Her Post:Rosemary FitzGerald FranklinOctober 23 at 10:31 AM ·“I just finished this book. Excellent! It’s historical fiction. I highly recommend it!…” The Women of the… Continue reading 1913 – Calumet, Michigan – deaths

Why does a source box come in but does not link to a Fact?

Have you ever wondered why some records on Ancestry dot com, come into a profile page but do not point to any fact when you click on them? When most Source boxes or Facts boxes are selected they have a line or lines that point to a corresponding Facts or Source box. We see that… Continue reading Why does a source box come in but does not link to a Fact?

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 fix marriage certificate input

Have you noticed that sometimes when you bring in a marriage certificate on to the Ancestry dot com profile page, not all the information gets put onto the page? The problem occurs when you bring in the marriage cert from the parents name. When you view the marriage cert from the child’s view we see… Continue reading How to fix marriage certificate input

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

Search Engines

I saw this web title “Michigan Cemetery Transcriptions” and I wanted to review it, so I put it in a Yahoo search and got a lot of hits. Since there were so many Michigan web pages on the list of hits, I posted the results on my FB page for my genealogy friends. I then wondered… Continue reading Search Engines

Small items in newspapers – Nettie Bedker

Small items in newspapers can provide the crucial clues you need to build a tree or a branch on your tree. The following small item from the 1913 Ludington, Michigan newspaper gave me two names (clues) and I was able to build a tree and populate it with 38 people and still have 225 hints… Continue reading Small items in newspapers – Nettie Bedker

Group Pages on FaceBook

Here is what the FaceBook Genealogy group pages can do for YOU. Besides posts of old photos and posts of people asking for help with a brick wall, a FaceBook group page can provide the many additional sets of eyes, to help answer your questions. In the example below you will see 16+ people replied… Continue reading Group Pages on FaceBook

How To Transcribe a news item

Many people will clip an obit from a newspaper and will put it on the tree or post it on a web page but they do not know how to transcribe the information into a useable format. I’ve struggled with this over the many years of working with newspaper items but I now have an… Continue reading How To Transcribe a news item

Genealogy – Re-Blog – Hunt

The blog page “The Ancestor Hunt” has a good list of new Ancestry dot com additions to their collection. These are the categories they added in Dec of 2016. http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/ancestry-new-and-updated-collections-december-1-31-2016#.WG_7xLngp9k I thought my readers would like to know about it, if they hadn’t seen it already. Thank You.