Tag Archive: New York

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… Continue reading

How to document news worthy incident that affects many families

On 21 Jun 1914 in Oswego, New York a boat crossing a canal capsized and twelve (12) people were drowned. The twelve (12) victims came from seven different families: Adams, Crane, Dainer, Mogg,… Continue reading

Who is Ruth Best

I have written several blog post on the topic of “relatives living with family members who have different last names.” I have also written about the importance of gathering the records of all… Continue reading

Name Change of Town or Village

Have you ever come across a document that has your ancient relative living in “such and such” a town, but you cannot find the town in any other record? This is a familiar… Continue reading

New York newspapers in Google News Archive collection plus one.

The above do not have links to the newspapers, it is just a sample. Open the pdf file shown below, to see the chart with links. New York 70 plus 1  

German Newspapers in USA

I was working on Face Book adding links to some genealogy group pages when I had an idea. Why not post the links to the German newspaper, I have on my Google News… Continue reading

Detective Joe Peterisino – 1909

In 1909 it was the Italians who were the terrorist in New York City. A New York police detective goes to Italy to secure evidence against the Black Hand and is murdered. I… Continue reading

Wrong Information? Thomas G Mason 1822-1914

Newspaper accounts may be wrong. Just like the web a newspaper may have the wrong information and you should verify and confirm what you read. Here is an example.     This 1914… Continue reading

Help – Update 21 Jan 2015

UPDATE: 21 Jan 2015 – I received this message from Jennifer, “here is a link to the diary. I confirmed with my great aunt, it is her fathers.” https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7CgHkWFDZ4JMm80UUJxODJEOHM/view     Yesterday, 28… Continue reading

Graves with no names

Can’t find any more records of Great Aunt Jessie who lived in New York around 1880? Where is Uncle Charlie after 1900 census? The 1910 census shows Mary Lou living with her family… Continue reading

William R. Mack Killed – 1913

“…having found two trees I was satisfied with my work and I thought I was done with this particular newspaper item, but I was wrong.” In March of 2013 I was reading an… Continue reading

New York Ancestors

In my last blog I gave you information on how to find your Dutch ancestors so it is fitting that we move our searches over to New York state because that is where the Dutch moved to back… Continue reading