Albany, Georgia – obituaries – April 1999

Genealogy30 names in two pages of newspaper: Allen, Baisden, Birchett, Bishop, Bridges, Brown, Butler, Cloud, Craig, Davis, Fowler, Griffin, Harper, Higgs, Johnson, Jones, Lewis, Melix, Meyer, Morris, Phillips, Rich, Seaver, Smith, Solomon, Span, Tillery, Wehlitz, Wilcher, Williams Location, Newspaper name, Date and Link, followed by full name and age of person and a screen print… Continue reading Albany, Georgia – obituaries – April 1999

Peter O’Connell – Family Tree – Michigan

Before you continue I want you to know that you will be shown examples of how you should transcribe an obituary, how to label your files of items that you collect and finally how to document an information file for the tree. So this is not just a blog post about the O’Connell family, it… Continue reading Peter O’Connell – Family Tree – Michigan

Martha E Jett – age 81 – obit Jun 1950 – Virginia

Once again I found one (1) obituary and with that one obit, I was able to create a tree that has 164 people on it. The obituary I found in the The Free Lance-Star was for “Mrs. Martha E Jett” who died in Stafford County, Virginia on June 11, 1950. There was only one (1)… Continue reading Martha E Jett – age 81 – obit Jun 1950 – Virginia

Alta May Bullock Boals

The domino effect does not only happen in world history, as we saw in the call for acceleration in the Vietnam War. The allies, who had fought, side by side, in World War I, World War II and Korea were afraid of the growing threat by the communist regimes around the world. They calculated that… Continue reading Alta May Bullock Boals

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

Nova Scotia, Canada – newspapers

** Use the right mouse button to open the files in another tab or window.** I watched a History Channel YouTube story about the Dec 6, 1917 ship explosion in Halifax and I posted about it on Face Book. I also found and joined a Nova Scotia genealogy group so that I could post the… Continue reading Nova Scotia, Canada – newspapers

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 found the newspaper item, which would only be picked up, if you searched for “black”, which of course means the family of… Continue reading Detective Joe Peterisino – 1909

Using Excel as a genealogy tool – 1934 Hotel Fire in Lansing, Michigan

Updated: 28 Jun 2020 – new ideas on how to use the tool are given at the end.  When I create a family tree and have a sufficient number of people on the branches, I copy the list of people off of the Ancestry.com “Find Person – list of all people” drop down menu and… Continue reading Using Excel as a genealogy tool – 1934 Hotel Fire in Lansing, Michigan

Events in History Intervened – NW Flight 2501

On Sunday September 18, 2016 I was at the Clarkston, Michigan Arts in Park and I was talking to J. Ryan Fenzel about his book “Allied In Irons“. The mystery novel uses the 1950 plane crash in Lake Michigan, where 58 people died, as the focal point for a fictional mystery. I asked J. Ryan… Continue reading Events in History Intervened – NW Flight 2501

Process II

Helen Louise Blue Bowen – FB query – Aug 2016 – Indiana In my last posting “Process I” I told you I would give you the full detailed step by step process I used to find the death date for Helen Louise Blue Bowen. What follows is a complete step by step process with details… Continue reading Process II

Small item can lead to huge tree

In every newspaper old or new you will find some small item that has been put there by a relative and it is in memory of a loved one. They are usually very small item and really don’t have much information, but they can lead to many more newspaper items. For instance this 1928 Milwaukee… Continue reading Small item can lead to huge tree

History in newspaper

An old newspaper does not have to be very old to give us good information for our family tree. It also does not have to be printed in our ancestors’ community to have news about their local news. Take for instance this January 1990 Alaskan newspaper.     —– It is a weekly newspaper which… Continue reading History in newspaper

Early blog post – 1000 – Family Trees – The MIONSIOG List – Update – 7

There is an update to this post: UPDATE 04 Jan 2020 https://munozcollection.com/2017/04/25/1042-family-tree-names-and-surnames-table/ Apr 2, 2017 UPDATE: The MIONSIOG family tree project is at the half way mark. I have completed editing the MS Word Table of trees. There are 1041 Family trees listed with their links and a list of the last names found on… Continue reading Early blog post – 1000 – Family Trees – The MIONSIOG List – Update – 7

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?

Civil War Battles and Engagements – 1879 Gettysburg, Penn

Civil War items sell newspapers and the newspaper editors used various ways of presenting civil war items.  Here is a great tool to sell newspapers “List of Battles and Engagements“.  The following picture is just a sample of what you will see when you go to the newspaper link (below). “Names and Dates of Battles… Continue reading Civil War Battles and Engagements – 1879 Gettysburg, Penn