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13 Apr 2016

True Love and Family History

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Chicago Daily Tribune. 16 Aug 1907 Today, a story from the front page of the Chicago Tribune on true love and genealogy for three two people in my family tree. Frederick Jellison did indeed forsake his family fortune and eloped over the state line with his chosen bride, Anna Grant. Anna [...]

19 Aug 2014

Google News Archive for German Newspapers

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Today's guest post is about using the Google News Archive for German newspapers. German-language newspapers published in the U.S. can be important sources for obituaries and other information on German immigrant ancestors. My Germanic Genealogy teacher, Carolyn Thomas, of the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society, shares her insights on using the Google News Archive [...]

10 Sep 2013

Berggren Brothers of Ishpeming, Michigan, for Tombstone Tuesday

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The Berggren brothers of Sweden were killed “in the usual way” mining iron ore in Ishepeming, Michigan, in 1889. Today’s Tombstone Tuesday is about Lars Erick and Per August and the grief their friends and family felt decades later. When I went to the Upper Peninsula, I was determined to find [...]

22 Jun 2013

Obituaries from Chicago German-Language Newspapers for Gottfried Hann

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Today’s topic is obituaries from Chicago German-Language newspapers for Gottfried Hann (1861-1896), my great-grandfather, as I continue trying to read 19th-c. German without actually knowing any. Chicago Abendpost, Samstag, den 17 October 1896, S. 4 Gestorben: Gottfried Hann, geboren am 2. May 1861 im Ladis, Tyrol, 35 Jahre [...]