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

Old Newspaper links

I saw this link on a Michigan FaceBook genealogy group page and thought others would like to see it. https://www.cmich.edu/library/clarke/Pages/Michigan-Digital-Newspaper-Portal.aspx I will have to so some work on this and include only the free web sites. Maybe this will be my next project. Thank You.  

The Blind Slave Girl

This morning, Friday, February 17, 2017 as I lay in bed waiting for the sun rays to shine through the window and announce a new day, my thoughts turned to the blind girl of 1873. I had read an item in an 1873 newspaper about a blind girl and wondered what people of her day… Continue reading The Blind Slave Girl

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

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

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

Newspaper Articles – Rev. G. E. Weagant

Newspaper articles about a person will sometimes contain biographical information which you might overlook. For instance this long news item about the Rev. G. E. Weagant and Mrs. Weagant moving to a new church gives some “extra” facts about the couple. The information is toward the bottom of the article so some readers may stop… Continue reading Newspaper Articles – Rev. G. E. Weagant

Look for more

If you find a death notice for a person on your tree don’t stop looking for more. Newspapers from different locations or the same newspaper may have more information than what you found. I was working on the Pauline F Johnson Obit tree and found this notice. I looked for more. And looked for more… Continue reading Look for more

Pilgrims and Thanksgiving II

I can now report another successful pilgrim connection.  I’ve connected Ames Elijah Alden to John and Priscilla Alden; 1997 to 1599. The Back Story: While working on the David Alden Family tree I looked for other Alden’s in the Google News Archives and found in The Milwaukee Journal – Dec 31, 1936 the Obit for… Continue reading Pilgrims and Thanksgiving II

Michigan – Newspapers

Find Michigan Newspapers by Town name, County name or Newspaper name. These Old newspapers are on the FREE – Google News Archive Collection. Learn How To navigate the newspaper; Decade, Year, Month or Day The table below has a Title, Town & County name, and Newspaper name. Title = State name with the number of… Continue reading Michigan – Newspapers

Break the Pope’s Neck

I was working on an 1895 Boston newspaper (Boston Evening  Transcript) where there was an ongoing column used for public questions and answers; “The Message Board of the 1890’s”. There is a very good history of the column in: Access The Boston Transcript One of the questions (queries) concerned the game “Break the Pope’s Neck”.… Continue reading Break the Pope’s Neck

Spirits in Rhode Island

Sometimes when I am looking for the dead I find spirits.       I will let you decide which item to read.   Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan   Link to newspaper: See to the right of this link: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GhFXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bkMNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5601%2C607928