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

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

How to point to a newspaper story when it has no highlight

How to point to a newspaper story when it is not highlighted. A highlight of an item in a newspaper is the way the system finds matches to the search command; therefore if the item is not highlighted the item is not found in a search. When you find an item in a newspaper and… Continue reading How to point to a newspaper story when it has no highlight

Harriet V (Hill) Olney tree

As my readers know I create trees using the information found in newspaper items such as obituaries, anniversaries, weddings, marriages and odds and ends like “first baby of the year”. When I do find an item I like to see if I can find other items for the family and using the family tree hints… Continue reading Harriet V (Hill) Olney tree

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

Obituaries in different newspapers

Sometimes you will find an item in the newspaper for a relative and you found it by doing a search, which will pick up the person’s name in the newspaper or by reading the newspaper page by page and seeing the relatives name but it is not highlighted to be picked up. [Below is an… Continue reading Obituaries in different newspapers

Annie Charest – Maine

Charest Family Tree In the Enhanced News Archive blog, I’ve featured family trees that were created to hold an obit, that I found in an old newspaper. Usually when I find one item in a newspaper, I can find some more family items in the same newspaper collection. The Annie Charest family tree is the… Continue reading Annie Charest – Maine

Capture info off of newspaper obit – in text format

Here is another example of how I capture the information off of a newspaper obit. Notice the structure of the text layout; name, dates, parents, family members, bio info, interment – Also notice the file name I create, on Notepad, to hold the obit text. Ruth Lundquist age 24 born: 15 Aug 1907 died: Aug… Continue reading Capture info off of newspaper obit – in text format

Whittlesey Family in the news

Many times you will find other items, in the same newspaper, about the family. I found one obit and once I created a tree to hold it, I was able to find several more items. I found Harry’s obit and put it on a tree, I then found his wife Stella’s obit. As I added… Continue reading Whittlesey Family in the news

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

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

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 newspaper obituary says that “Mason’s family came over from England after 1822, settled in Michigan and founded the town of Mason”.   The… Continue reading Wrong Information? Thomas G Mason 1822-1914

Larry Allen 1908-1975

Some lives are more exciting than others. Consider Larry Allen, Associated Press correspondent. Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan Link to newspaper: St. Petersburg Times – May 14, 1975 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VkFSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d3kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5989%2C4241863 Link to web page: http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/a/allen_l.htm Link to tree: Larry Allen reporter – Obit 1975 Family Tree Owner: josemunoz2546 http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/75755600/family

Ida Viola Hugerford – victim

In my last two postings; (Tangled up in the branches and Paul J. Hungerford, father or son?), I talked about the Hungerford family tree. Here is the initial newspaper story that caught my eye and prompted me to create a family tree for Ida Viola Hungerford.   [Fredericksburg, Virginia newspaper]   I then found another… Continue reading Ida Viola Hugerford – victim