1890 census… Aargh! – Barnard McCleary

Don’t you just hate it when your ancestor comes to the USA in 1860 at age 32 and the only records you can find are the Federal census for 1870, 1880 and 1900 census. We can also find a death index; an INDEX that gives so little information for his death that it is almost… Continue reading 1890 census… Aargh! – Barnard McCleary

How to Flip and Improve a photo or screen print of a Document

Christine on Genealogy Time Travellers (U.K. & World Wide) FaceBook group page asked the following: “HELP NEEDED! Can anyone do a ‘mirror’ reading of this page please and tell us what it says. I can see some words like Register, London and the date 1749.” Below are steps Christine can take to do what she… Continue reading How to Flip and Improve a photo or screen print of a Document

Media Gallery – Ancestry dot com

As my readers know from past blog posts, I encourage genealogist to continue looking for newspaper items, even when nothing comes up in a search. I have found many items about the particular family members in the local newspaper once I found the initial item but I never realized how many items I had accumulated… Continue reading Media Gallery – Ancestry dot com

Small items in the news – Showvaker

Many times you will come across small items in the newspaper that help you with a name or a date; like this one.   I did a search for the name “Showvaker” and one of the links got me to the page but not to the exact item. I had to hunt around the page… Continue reading Small items in the news – Showvaker

1953 – City Directory – Pictures

In previous blogs I’ve written about the good resources one can find in a City Directory and I found an excellent example in the 1953 Detroit City Directory.     While creating the family tree for Gordon F Laramie, I got a City Directory hint for Morris G Laramie.     The hint gives me… Continue reading 1953 – City Directory – Pictures