Tag Archive: old newspapers

Newspaper of The United States – Google News Archive

Many people have asked about the Enhanced Newspaper collection for USA only so I decided to post the link on top of the blog home page.   Click to access table-of-states-2-sep-2017.pdf

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Google Search Hints

Sometimes I find a blog posting that I wish I had written. Here is one on “How To” use the search options on Google and other search sites. I’ve learned so much from… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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.… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading