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

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

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

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

Google News Archive – Info on line

Google News Archive information has been featured in many web sites; here are just a few.   Google Shuts Down Ambitious Newspaper Scanning Project   Dead Google News Archive Searching of Historical Newspapers   Browse Hundreds of Old Newspapers in the Google News Newspaper Archive   SearchReSearch   Search Tips for Google News Archive  … Continue reading Google News Archive – Info on line

What does this have to do with genealogy?

Don’t overlook the foreign press Just because your relatives come from Pennsylvania doesn’t mean they won’t be featured in a Canadian newspaper. You are probably thinking “What does this have to do with genealogy?” In part you are right it has nothing to do with Genealogy, Family Trees, Obits, or Marriages but it is an… Continue reading What does this have to do with genealogy?

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

Steal Away to Jesus

Little items, in old papers Will often, lead the way To new, discoveries Hidden, treasures That are, on the web. It’s funny how a small item in a newspaper can lead you to research things that you were not even thinking about, and can make you write a poem, as in this case. I was… Continue reading Steal Away to Jesus

Tennessee or New Jersey in Newspaper Table?

Today Feb. 16 2013, I received a message from a Mark Aubrey: “Thanks for the work. A correction for you, though. The Sunday Chronicle of Knoxville, Tennessee is actually from Paterson, New Jersey.” I of course knew what he was talking about as I had run into the same problem with other newspapers. I didn’t… Continue reading Tennessee or New Jersey in Newspaper Table?

Passport Applications

I found an obituary in the 1901 Dubuque Daily Telegraph , a  Dubuque, Iowa newspaper and in trying to find a family tree for John Marxer, I came across a passport application. I put together two (2) screen prints to capture the obituary and put both on the family tree. I was not sure which… Continue reading Passport Applications

Who Is He?

In the previous blogs we got the link to the Google News Archive list of old newspapers, an Enhanced News Archive List with Locations, a broken out version which lists only the newspapers published in the United States USA newspaper list and instructions on how to capture all the newspaper articles Downloading, Saving & Printing from Google… Continue reading Who Is He?