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

Huntington, Indiana – list of 40 settlers – 1896

In the newspapers collection held by Ancestry dot com called “Newspapers dot com” I saw an interesting list of old pioneers from Huntington County, Indiana. Link to item: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17649169/the_daily_democrat/?xid=637&_ga=2.260574404.892072555.1568184776-930989021.1567359673 I prepared a MS Word PDF of the list that appears on “The Daily Democrat” item, for this blog post. In preparing the table I sorted… Continue reading Huntington, Indiana – list of 40 settlers – 1896

Daniel “LaVern” Prendergast Obit 1981

The work that I do, sometimes leads me find unexpected connections. One of the trees that I created from a random newspaper obituary, gave me many other obituaries and a connection to my own family. I found the Prendergast item by chance and then created a tree in hopes of finding his own Family Tree.… Continue reading Daniel “LaVern” Prendergast Obit 1981

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

The Mitchell and Patzke families

Family trees show “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of a family’s history. Some families have more than their share of the “Bad and Ugly” and can seem to be reliving the life of the bible story “Job”. The Mitchell and Patzke families of Oregon and Washington are connected not only by marriage but… Continue reading The Mitchell and Patzke families