Family Tree – Elbert “Bert” Bynum

On the last blog post Newspapers and Their Dates – Alabama, I talked about the dates on old newspaper and how on some scanned newspapers there are more than one issue under a single date. On one of the blog post screen prints I circles a name on the obit page, Mr Bynum: After I… Continue reading Family Tree – Elbert “Bert” Bynum

Newspapers and their dates – Alabama

While working with the Google News Archive collection you will have to be careful to pay attention to the date that appears on the scan title and the date that appears on actual newspaper. The following case will show you what to look for. I was doing some genealogy research and came across a Newspaper… Continue reading Newspapers and their dates – Alabama

Huntington, Indiana – list of 40 settlers – 1896

In the newspapers collection held by Ancestry dot com called “Newspapers dot com” I saw an interesting list of old pioneers from Huntington County, Indiana. Link to item: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17649169/the_daily_democrat/?xid=637&_ga=2.260574404.892072555.1568184776-930989021.1567359673 I prepared a MS Word PDF of the list that appears on “The Daily Democrat” item, for this blog post. In preparing the table I sorted… Continue reading Huntington, Indiana – list of 40 settlers – 1896

Obits found – Ida Jane Noel 03 Oct 1909, Gettysburg, Penn

Finding one obit in an old newspaper can lead to many more in the same newspaper. It can also lead one to another newspaper from the same town. I was working on a story about newspaper history items; “…don’t feel bad about what is happening in the Supreme Court, the USA has gone through much… Continue reading Obits found – Ida Jane Noel 03 Oct 1909, Gettysburg, Penn

1855 – Sexton report – Ann Arbor, Michigan

I found an 1855 newspaper Sexton report that has the names and ages of people who died in 1854.  I created a screen print of the newspaper item and posted it on the Ancestry dot com Message Board. Link to the newspaper item: Sexton Report I then transcribed the report: Soloman Mann 30 y 8… Continue reading 1855 – Sexton report – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Joanne Pioszak – Obit 1950 – plus 14 other obit

I saw an obituary for Joanne Pioszak in a 1950 newspaper and I created a family tree, on Ancestry.com, to hold the screen print of the obit. Once I created the tree, other family trees came up as hints for the Joanne tree and I was able view death dates for her relatives. Since I… Continue reading Joanne Pioszak – Obit 1950 – plus 14 other obit

John Miller obit – 1901

As readers of my blog know, I create trees using information off of old newspaper items. Once I create the tree and attach a screen print of the news item, I then try to find a family tree for the person or persons featured in the news item. If I am unable to find family… Continue reading John Miller obit – 1901

Eureka Moment – Joseph Banks 1930

Have you ever had that Eureka Moment which makes you stop dead in your tracks or makes you jump out of bed in the middle of the night? Well I just had one of those moments. I was trying to get some sleep but at the same time thinking about how to write my next… Continue reading Eureka Moment – Joseph Banks 1930