Maine 1861… or is it ?

So you found the marriage announcement or you found the birth of a family member in the old Maine newspaper. Or you do a happy dance because you finally found that obit for the elusive Uncle Gilman. You are ready to post your findings on FaceBook, to tell the world of your great find… Then… Continue reading Maine 1861… or is it ?

Middle Names

When you are building your family tree, look at people’s middle names for clues. I am working on a tree that has a son by the name Arthur Rial Childs 1852-1935. I started the tree with one small 1875 obituary which had the woman’s name Mrs. Elathere Niles age 96.   I found that name… Continue reading Middle Names